Newfoundland and Labrador - a rare find

Film and Television

Newfoundland and Labrador has long been known for scenic vistas and old-world charm. Today a range of shorts, features, and television series are shot in the province. From period pieces to modern-day stories there are a variety of locations in which to set your production.

The local industry includes producers and full crews, as well as equipment providers and a full post-production house. In addition to natural locations, we also feature unique resources such as one of the most advanced indoor model ocean facilities in the world. The facility is ideal for safely filming intense simulated ocean situations.

Those that shoot in Newfoundland and Labrador come to love it. Our real and authentic locations, along with our creative culture and helpful nature, endear all who visit. Just watch what Jason Momoa has to say about his experience filming Frontier here: Watch


Newfoundland and Labrador has a wide variety of locations. The province is larger than New Zealand and has 17,000 kilometres of coastline. The province is known for its rural outport communities and open vistas. From rocky coastline to sandy beaches, there have been many features shot where the land meets the sea. The province also offers small town and urban locations. The Film Development Corporation is available to discuss your location needs and connect you with local location scouts.

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Dorian Rowe
Executive Director, Film Development Corporation



Newfoundland and Labrador Equity Fund

This program provides funding in the form of equity to productions with a majority Newfoundland and Labrador ownership. Coproductions between local companies and international producers are eligible for the program. The equity program is available to both television and feature-length productions and there is support available for both development and production.
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Newfoundland and Labrador Film Tax Credit

This program is a provincial corporate tax credit based on a calculation of eligible labour limited to the lesser of 25% of the total eligible budget or 40% of the total eligible labour expenditures. At least 25% of salaries and wages paid by the corporation with respect to the project must be paid in the province to eligible employees. Applicants must have permanent establishment in the Province.
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Canada Feature Film Fund

Through the Canada Feature Film Fund, Telefilm Canada supports all stages of a feature film – from development, to production and post-production, to marketing to audiences both at home and abroad.

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

This fund is a collection of programs both for Canadian and international producers. Together, Canada’s coproduction treaties and the CMF’s financing provide opportunities for Canadian producers and their international counterparts to share resources and talent to tap into new markets. Producers can benefit greatly from working together on the international front.

Featured Productions

Hudson and Rex

Detective Charlie Hudson teams up with an unusual partner – Rex, a former-K9 German Shepherd. Together, with Charlie’s detective work and Rex’s keen canine senses, this crime-fighting pair is unstoppable.

Broadcaster: Citytv (Rogers Media)
 Shaftesbury and Pope Productions


Little Dog

Former pro boxer Tommy “Little Dog” Ross is living a life of general self-destruction when an old rival challenges him to a rematch.


Broadcaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Producers: Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures



Caught is the story of a young man doing five years for drug smuggling, who breaks out in an attempt to make one last run and get out of the game.

Broadcaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Producers: Take the Shot



Frontier is a historical drama set in Canada in the 1700s, and tells the story of those that fought against the Hudson Bay Company’s rule of what would become Canada. The show is renewed for a second season.

Broadcaster: Discovery Canada and Netflix
Producers: Take the Shot and Brad Peyton


Republic of Doyle

A comedic drama, the series centered on a former police officer turned private investigator, his family, and their cases. Featuring episode plots, as well as series-long character arcs, the show ran for six seasons.

Broadcaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), syndicated in United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, Serbia, Bulgaria, Poland
Producers: Take the Shot


More Information

The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation is responsible for the development of the film and television industry in the province. Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation 12 King’s Bridge Road St. John’s, NL A1C 3K3 709.738.3456