Brantford can become...

In the world of film, Brantford can become almost anything you can imagine. We offer unique locations, spaces, and settings coupled with unparalleled film support to help bring your visual tale to life.

In recent years, our community has hosted many popular and artistic film projects. Brantford's distinctive character has stood in for many different eras and for many different narrative settings from major US cities to small-town America to Cuba and even Russia.

We invite you to tour film projects that transformed Brantford to tell stories set in exciting and exotic locations, and forgotten and future times.

From the table below, follow the Project Title link for the IMDB entry and follow the Filmed year link (where available) for a deeper dive into the Brantford chapter of the project. You also can take a visual walk through select Brantford film projects of the past decade.

We can help add your production to the list. Contact us today.

You can also visit our Interactive Storymap to learn more and to view the locations of past film productions in Brantford. The StoryMap is a visual representation of Filming in Brantford. You can search by production and view photos from the film or television series, and find out where you can tune in to watch. You can also zoom in on the map and find productions by location. The map will help you to determine the proximity of these filming locations.

I worked closely with staff from the Economic Development and Tourism Department in Brantford while filming a segment for a biographical feature. They were extremely helpful in identifying potential locations and arranging access to buildings and sites. The team was welcoming, supportive, and professional.

Mike Schultz, Producer, NBC News, New York

Recent film projects
Project TitleTypeFilmedReleaseEpisodeLocation(s)Description
Murdoch Mysteries  TV 2024 TBD S18 TBD TBD TBD
Motorheads TV 2024 TBD TBD 400 Paris Rd. (Interior and Exterior) Searching for small town and rust-belt USA looks, this series following the improbable friendships of auto-enthusiasts leveraged the versatile looks of Ben Mar Family Fun Centre and Johnny Be Good Diner.
Alex Cross TV 2024 TBD S2 TBD Queen St. and alleyway (exterior); 55 Dalhousie St. (interior and exterior); alleyway between Market St. and George St. (exterior) Standing in for both Washington D.C. and Chicago in the same shooting block, downtown Brantford's multifaceted streets helped elevated the action sequences of this thriller series based on James Patterson's books about a brilliant and flawed D.C. detective protecting his family while hunting criminals and solving heinous cases.
Mayday TV 2024 TBD S25 TBD Brantford Municipal Airport (interior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Trust Me I'm a Doctor Film 2024 TBD   100 Wellington St. (interior); 102 Wellington St. (interior); 180 Greenwich St. The stark sibling concrete structures of the former City Hall and the Provincial Offenses Courthouse and the 1960s era former police station on 180 Greenwich St. served as the LAPD booking and holding locations for the story about a doctor incriminated in the death of his patient, a model and reality TV star.
Freeborn Film 2024 TBD   100 Wellington St. Set in a near-future dystopia, 100 Wellington became the site of critical events in this proof-of-concept film that explores the collision of technology between AI, cyborgs, and humans.
Infiltrate Film 2023 TBD   100 Wellington St. The cold brutalist architecture of 100 Wellington mirrored the chilling story of a police officer forced to take revenge on a crime syndicate who kidnapped her husband.
Wysteria Film 2023 TBD   88 Dalhousie Street -- Sanderson Centre (interior); sidewalks around Harmony Square from Queen to Market (exterior); Queen St. (exterior) A tragic romance unfolds at the Sanderson Centre and on various downtown Brantford roads and sidewalks in this emotional independent film about love and eternity.
Reacher TV 2023 TBD S3 TBD George St. (exterior); Dalhousie St. (exterior); 799 Colborne St. These storied streets played the role of a university town in a critical kidnapping scene for this intense action series.
You Gotta Believe Film 2023 TBD   Arnold Anderson Stadium (exterior) The unique and time-proven look of Arnold Anderson Stadium served as the setting in front of a local crowd of 300+ extras in an important game of hard lessons for this Texas Little League team on the road to the 2002 LL World Series.
Umbrella Academy TV 2023 2024 S4 TBD Queen St. and Colborne St. (exxterior and interiors) This distinctive and timeworn architecture of this canyoned intersection was site of one of the final battles for an unusual band of dysfunctional superheros.
Mayday TV 2023 TBD  S24E04 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Mayday TV 2023 TBD  S24E01 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Murdoch Mysteries  TV 2023 2023 S16E22: "Scents and Sensibility" 50 Palace St. (interior and exterior) The timeless St. Basil church became a sanctuary for Murdoch’s investigation into the death of a bride just before her wedding. Murdoch Mysteries is an internationally distributed drama series set around 1900 that regularly returns to Brantford to capitalize on its rich architectural and geographic heritage. 
Murdoch Mysteries  TV 2023 2023 S16E21: "Murder in F Major" 88 Dalhousie St., 20 Wellington St., 64 Queen St., Waterloo St. at Waterloo Ct. (interior and exterior) As though going back in time, the production returned again to shoot among century buildings, historic residential neighbourhoods, and the renowned Sanderson Centre to create several gripping action scenes and chases. Murdoch Mysteries is an internationally distributed drama series set around 1900 that regularly returns to Brantford to capitalize on its rich architectural and geographic heritage. 
Christmas Reboot Film 2022 TBD   Harmony Square (exterior) Harmony Square in the heart of Brantford became a New York City outdoor skating rink in this “what would have happened if” holiday film.
This Time Film 2022 2023 / 2024   30 Nelson St., Hill & Robinson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (exterior and interior); 88 Dalhousie St., Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts (interior and exterior); Nelson St., west of Market St. (exterior)
38 Nelson St. (exterior); 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, former Tourism Centre (interior and exterior); Golf Rd., between Powerline and Governors (exterior)
Several historical and modern Brantford locations helped tell this independent feature's story of a timid, closeted teen on a cross-country journey to meet her deceased father's longtime friend.
Undercover Holiday Film 2022 2022   Dalhousie St. at George St. (exterior) Dalhousie Streets distinctive downtown charm was featured in this holiday story of self-rediscovery.
Murdoch Mysteries  TV 2022 2022 S16E10: "Dash to Death" 20 Edge St.  (exterior) The Steve Brown Sports complex hosted the Olympic trials for this tour de force episode. Murdoch Mysteries is an internationally distributed drama series set around 1900 that regularly returns to Brantford to capitalize on its rich architectural and geographic heritage. 
All-Round Champion TV 2022 2023 S05E07: "Wheelchair Basketball" 254 N Park St. (interior) Athletes learned wheelchair basketball at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre’s modern gymnasium. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
Chucky TV 2022 2022 S02E01: "Halloween II" Market St. S. at Veteran's Memorial Pkwy. (exterior) A Brantford interchange was dolled up to become the highway onramp scene of a car chase for the “coming of rage” horror series.
Mayday TV 2022 TBD  S23E03 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior and exterior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2022 2022 S05E02: "Ballet" Victoria Park, George St. and Wellington St. (exterior) Victoria Park, Brantford’s classic city square, and surrounding historic streets became the site of a massive and epic Gilead state funeral. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2022 2022 S05E01: "Morning" 400 Paris Rd. (Interior and Exterior); 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy. (Interior and Exterior) A road-side diner and a modern civic building helped move the story forward for the premiere of the fifth season. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
Ghost Hunters of the Grand River TV 2022 2022 S01E03: "Sanderson Centre" 88 Dalhousie St. (interior) Seeking to capture the paranormal history of the Sandeson Centre for the Performing Arts, this unique production investigated strange sightings and activity reported in Brantford’s elegant century old theatre.
Locke and Key TV 2021 2021 S03E07: "Curtain" Golf Rd. -- Powerline to Governors (exterior) A desolate rural road helped set the mood for a terrifying drive and dash scene. Looking for fresh looks for the hit series, Netflix’s supernatural drama selected several distinctive local establishments to help tell its unfolding and chilling story.
The Whispering Film 2021 N/A   102 Wellington St. (interior and exterior), 26 Brant Ave. (interior and exterior), 33 Pusey Dr. (interior), Driving Grid: Gilkison St. to Veterans Memorial Pkwy. To Mt. Pleasant St. to Colborne St. W., Driving Grid: Wellington St. to Charlott St. to Dalhousie St. to King St. (Interior and Exterior) After scouting a single location, several residential, institutional, and exterior sites played key roles that advanced the ever twisting story of this independent thriller.
Mayday TV 2021 TBD  S22 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior and exterior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Locke and Key TV 2021 2021 S03E01: "The Snow Globe" 799 Colborne St. (interior); 310 Colborne St. (interior and exterior)

Fitting the bill for the American small town, several local establishments were used for the opening episode of the final season. Looking for fresh looks for the hit series, Netflix’s supernatural drama selected several distinctive locales to help tell its unfolding and chilling story.

Station Eleven TV 2021 2022 S01 E02, E04, E06, E08, E10: "A Hawk from a Handsaw", "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Aren't Dead"; "Survival Is Insufficient"; "Who's There?"; "Unbroken Circle" Brantford Municipal Airport (exterior) Based on the theatre-fiction novel of the same name, key scenes of this post-pandemic story came to life at expansive exterior sets constructed at the spacious Brantford Municipal Airport.
Mayor of Kingstown TV 2021 2021 S01 E01, E02: "The Mayor of Kingstown", "The End Begins" 39 William St. (interior and exterior), 70 Bruce St. (exterior), Clarence St. -- Nelson to Grey (exterior) As a Midwest US city stand-in for this flagship crime-thriller series, Brantford’s streets and neighbourhoods became the right setting for locations pivotal to the gripping narrative.
Mayday TV 2021 TBD  S22 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior and exterior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
The Boys TV 2021 2022 S03E04: "Glorious Five Year Plan" 100 Wellington St. (exterior), NE corner of Wellington and Charlotte (exterior) Brantford's former City Hall at 100 Wellington with its bold, brutalist style became a Russian military installation for the 3rd season of this popular superhero series.
All-Round Champion TV 2021 2022 S04E07: "Artistic Swimming" 254 N Park St. (interior) A new group of athletes tested their adaptive skills in the spacious 65 metre pool at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
All-Round Champion TV 2020 2021 S03E08: "Dance" 88 Dalhousie St. (interior) The iconic beauty of the Sanderson Centre set the stage for the training sessions for this episode. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2020 2021 S04E06: "Vows" Queen St. and west alleyway -- Colborne to Dalhousie (exterior) Playing dystopian Chicago, several downtown streets became the massive set of destruction and debris for these episodes, helping to earn Brantford a nomination at the 2022 LMGI awards. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2020 2021 S04E05: "Chicago" King St., Colborne St., Queen St. (exterior) Playing dystopian Chicago, several downtown streets became the massive set of destruction and debris for these episodes, helping to earn Brantford a nomination at the 2022 LMGI awards. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
Frankie Drake TV 2020 2021 S04E06: "The Guilty Party" 73 George St., George St. -- Darling to Wellington, 120 George St. (exterior) Set in the 1920's, this thrilling series of an all-female private detective service came to life against the backdrop of Brantford's rich and diverse architecture.
Mayday TV 2020 TBD  S21 Brantford Municipal Airport (interior and exterior) The flexibility of Brantford Municipal Airport is frequently utilized to produce the changing look for this dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters.
Riverfront Romance Film 2020 2021   Grand River (exteriors near and downstream from Cockshutt Bridge) The picturesque Grand River became a central character in this romantic story of competing interests.
Departure TV 2020 TBD S01 E01, E02, E04, E06: "Runaway", "Fugitive", "Wrecking Ball", "Witness" Birkett Ln. at Dike Trail -- west of Erie (exterior) A section of Brantford's unique dyke system was transformed into the site of a high speed rail crash in this suspense drama that follows the accident investigation.  
Murdoch Mysteries  TV 2020 2021 S14E02: "Rough and Rowdy Ways" 20 Ava Rd. (exterior) The beautiful gardens of this 16 acre century estate and home hosted the all-boys school at the centre of this episode. Murdoch Mysteries is an internationally distributed drama series set around 1900 that regularly returns to Brantford to capitalize on its rich architectural and geographic heritage.
Blood and Water TV 2020 2021 S3 40 Icomm Dr. (interior) A downtown Brantford gaming facility doubled as the central location in the third season of OMNI's unique, multilingual mystery series.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2020 2021 S04E01: "Pigs" 1 Market Square (interior) A vacant store in an underutilized downtown mall played the place of temporary refuge for characters on the run. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
Awake Film 2019 2021   Queen St. and west alleyway -- Colborne to Dalhousie (exterior) The urban landscape of Brantford was darkened to create the illusion of a world without power in this post-apocalyptic Netflix drama.
All-Round Champion TV 2019 2020 S01E07: "BMX Racing" Rotary Bike Park (exterior) The challenging Rotary Bike Park course stretched many of the athletes who learned to ride in a whole new way. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
Race for the White House TV 2019 2020 S02E04: "Wilson vs Roosevelt vs Taft" 88 Dalhousie St. (interior) In this historical CNN drama, the Sanderson Centre was transformed into a presidential candidate venue from the early 1900s.
All-Round Champion TV 2019 2020 S01E06: "Swimming" 254 N Park St. (interior) The athletes looked like Olympic hopefuls in as they developed strategies for competitive swimming in the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre 25m pool. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
All-Round Champion TV 2019 2020 S01E05: "Skate boarding" 2 Icomm Dr.  (Exterior); 79 Market St. S (Interior) The skate park at Brant’s Crossing and the Civic Centre became ground zero for the athletes transitioning to the board. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
All-Round Champion TV 2019 2020 S01E01: "Diving" 254 N Park St. (interior) Athletes conquered their fears as they learned high diving at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre 65 metre pool and platforms in the first ever episode of the series. Returning over several seasons, numerous Brantford sporting venues hosted TVO's competitive sporting series featuring elite teen athletes and para athletes.
Schitt's Creek TV 2019 2020 S06 E02, E04, E08, E10: "The Incident", "Maid of Honour", "The Wingman", "The Presidential Suite" 797 Colborne St. (interior and exterior) The distinctive look of an enduring Brantford motel fit the bill for several episodes in the final season of this acclaimed comedy series.
Because One Day Short 2019 2019   88 Dalhousie St. (interior) Focusing on jazz singer Alex Bird, this documentary created some powerful moments with the musician alone on stage at the beautiful Sanderson Centre.
Let It Snow Film 2019 2019   400 Paris Rd. (interior and exterior) 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.
Handmaid's Tale TV 2018 2019 S03E01: "Night" Brant's Crossing (exterior) The Grand River at Brant’s Crossing was the site of a harrowing fording escape scene for the start of the third season. A blend of iconic, historic structures, modern facilities, and natural features provided the perfect settings for critical scenes over several seasons in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel.
In the Shadow of the Moon Film 2018 2019   Queen St. -- Colborne to Darling (exterior) Downtown Brantford's sought-after look doubled as Philadelphia in the gripping bus accident action sequences in this time-period thriller for Netflix.
The Cuban Film 2018 2019   88 Dalhousie St., 96 West St., 99 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy., 234 Colborne St., Colborne [Clarence to Alfred] (interior and exterior) 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 TV 2018 2018   5 Fordview Crt. [rooftop looking at Brantford], 50 Palace St., 225 Dufferin, 35 Lancaster Ave. (interior and exterior) A documentary about Phil Hartman with footage shot in Brantford.
Walter's Way Short 2018 2018   10 King George St., various locations (interior and exterior) An emotional short film by Brantford's own Tom Gigliotti follows a senior facing a driving test.
A Tall Cold One Ad 2017 2017   Arnold Anderson Stadium (exterior) Developed by the Dairy Farmers of Canada to promote the refreshing taste of milk. The ad features a competitive baseball game among friends using the impeccable condition and quality of the diamond at George Henry Field in Cockshutt Park.
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR Ad 2017 2017   Brantford Municipal Airport (exterior) 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.
High-Rise Rescue Film 2017 2017   47 Morton Ave. (interior) Special effects created a residential inferno inside a large industrial space under the supervision of the Brantford Fire Department for this intense drama.
Defective Film  2016 2017   17 Woodyatt Dr. (interior) A temporary studio space in a Brantford warehouse played home to 8 sets and many scenes in this dystopian production.
Mr. Bernstein Short 2016 TBD   N/A The Sanderson Centre provided the backdrop as a beautiful performance hall for this emotional short film set in the mid-20th century.
American Gods TV 2016 2017 S01E06: "A Murder of Gods" Dalhousie St. at Market St. (exterior) A headlining Starz series used locations in Brantford to create its unique gritty and glossy look.
American Lawmen TV 2015 2016   88 Dalhousie St. (interior and exterior) The timeless look of the Sanderson Centre served as a setting for a period theatre using the marquee and canopy lighting. The interior also doubled as a vaudeville movie house for this AHC production.