Film Shot In Sault Ste. Marie Boosts Economy
McGuinty Government Boosting Local Economy, Creating Jobs
A feature film shot in Sault Ste. Marie is adding to Northern Ontario's standing as an attractive film and television production locale. The film created jobs for about 25 local crew members, features local extras and is boosting the local economy.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), DViant Films producer Luca Matrundola tapped the local workforce to hire extras and a crew during the Sault Ste. Marie filming last fall.
This project is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario provided $400,000 to this project through the NOHFC's Emerging Technology Program.
- Since 2005, the NOHFC has invested $31.7 million in 49 film and television projects across Northern Ontario.
“Our government's commitment to creating economic opportunities in Northern Ontario is attracting investment in a variety of sectors, including the emerging film industry in Sault Ste. Marie. This film project and others that are currently in production are drawing attention to our local film industry and helping to strengthen a new sector in our community that will encourage economic diversity and future job growth.”
“This investment demonstrates the McGuinty government's commitment to diversifying the northern economy and helping our young people grow their careers close to home.”