More and more television and film productions are choosing to shoot in Brantford. We welcome production companies and film-makers to leverage our unique natural features, historical buildings, beautiful neighbourhoods, and public facilities for the development of television and film projects. We are located just 100 km (60 miles) from downtown Toronto with easy access to an expansive talent pool across the region. Our lower costs of doing business coupled with our flexibility to support productions continue to attract large and small film-makers alike.

Filming in Brantford was a great experience for the production.  The City’s collaborative and straightforward approach made the process quick and easy.  Economic Development and Tourism staff helped coordinate services and approvals, make contacts, and secure unique locations.  I recommend filming in Brantford and welcome the opportunity to work there again.

Anne Richardson, Location Manager, Gilead 3 Productions

Meeting your needs

Our staff work with you to find the right locations, connect with the right people, and get things right the first time. We know our community and know how to help you get the most out of it. Our community embraces the film industry and is excited to support small projects and major productions.

Tap into the hidden hospitality, talent, and treasures that make Brantford an ideal setting for your production. Contact our team today.

Learn about:

We are developing a list of film-friendly locations around the City.  One of the most popular is the Brantford Municipal Airport. Contact us to help find the right locations for your production.


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Untapped Locations

Unique geography, historical neighbourhoods, and modern developments.

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Lower Overhead

Most permits have no cost, location fees are rare, accommodation and food costs are lower.

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Municipal Support

City departments work together to provide great service, faster responses, and creative solutions.

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Simplified Approvals

Simplified permits and permissions, staff support, requirements disclosed upfront.

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Supportive Community

Brantford embraces film and TV; residents, businesses, and officials are excited to support productions.

historic Queen Street in Downtown Brantford
Convenient Access

Easily access talent and equipment. The drive from the GTA is shorter than a feature film!


 Recent film and television projects
Recent film and television projects

Project / Title

Year (s)

Type

Summary

Let It Snow

2019 Film A roadside diner was transformed into the main winter set for this Netflix production based on the young adult book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.

The Handmaid's Tale

2018

TV

A blend of iconic, historic structures and natural features provided the perfect setting for critical scenes in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.

In The Shadow of the Moon

2018

Film

Downtown Brantford's sought-after look doubled as Philadelphia in the action sequences in this time-period thriller for Netflix.

The Cuban

2018

Film

Shot almost exclusively in Brantford, this stirring drama explores power of music over Alzheimer's with Oscar winning star, Louis Gossett Jr.

Behind Closed Doors: Phil Hartman

2018

TV

A documentary about Phil Hartman with footage shot in Brantford.

Murdoch Mysteries

2011 - Present

TV

An internationally distributed drama series set around 1900 regularly returns to Brantford to capitalize on our rich architectural and geographic heritage.

Jaguar F-TYPE SVR

2017

Ad / Commercial

Jaguar Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Canada in an appropriately dramatic fashion with a campaign to promote the 575 hp supercharged Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, filmed entirely at the Brantford Municipal Airport.

A more extensive list of productions is also available.


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