TV Series And Film Produced In North Bay
McGuinty Government Boosting The North's Film Industry
A television series and feature film produced in North Bay in 2009 added to Northern Ontario's standing as a burgeoning film and television production locale.
With Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) support, Black Walk Corporation has filmed twelve half-hour television episodes called The Savage Tales of Summer Vale and a feature film titled Dark Rising 2 - part of the horror-comedy series Dark Rising.
Both productions were filmed in and around North Bay. Producers Mihkel Harilaid and Brigitte Kingsley hired local extras, crew members and associated production staff.
This project was part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- The NOHFC provided $250,000 to this project through its Emerging Technology Program.
- Dark Rising is about a fight against the supernatural between a fearsome female warrior and ancient demons, who bring their battle to the present.
- In 2007, Black Walk released the first Dark Rising film. It was nominated for six Canadian Comedy Awards.
“Productions such as Dark Rising are giving northerners the opportunity to gain valuable experience as cast and crew members in the film and television industry. I look forward to seeing the North continue to grow its expertise and presence in the entertainment industry, and I hope this support will entice more projects to come to our area in the future.”
“This investment demonstrates our government's commitment to diversifying the northern economy and helping provide employment opportunities in the North.”