Ontario Supports Film Production in Parry Sound
Ontario Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is investing in Parry Sound's film production sector, creating jobs and generating revenue for local businesses during production.
The province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) invested nearly $1.7 million in two projects that support film production in Parry Sound:
- Outpost Media received $1 million to shoot the film 'Pete's Christmas';
- Naked Fury Productions received $660,000 to film 'Shelby, the Dog who saved Christmas'.
Investing in our cultural industries is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested more than $1 billion in 6,620 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 25,300 jobs.
- In the Parry Sound region, the NOHFC has invested $39 million in 292 projects, creating or sustaining nearly 1,300 jobs, since 2003.
- The NOHFC’s investments in our cultural industries are an important part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“By investing in film production projects, our government is diversifying the northern economy and providing opportunities for regional communities and businesses. These investments demonstrate Ontario’s commitment to strengthening and promoting emerging economic sectors in the North, such as the film and television industry.”
“We thank the NOHFC and its board members for continuing to support film productions interested in working in the North. We were pleased to hire many northerners in technical positions for the shooting of our film in the Parry Sound area.”