Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) is a non-profit cultural organization serving the needs of everyone working in music, film and television across Northern Ontario. CION was established to assume the role and branding of Music and Film in Motion (MFM), and to advance its efforts to promote and encourage increased media arts production throughout Northern Ontario. Read more
Since 2001, over one hundred film and television productions have been shot in Northern Ontario. In the past few years, the region has emerged to become a thriving film industry center spawning the creation of new businesses and service providers. Every year the region sees a growth in production as producers from across Canada and beyond are discovering what Northern Ontario has to offer. Read more
MFM is Northern Ontario’s grassroots music industry association. That is to say, it’s our job to create and encourage opportunities that support the growth of our vibrant music scene. Through education, promotion and advocacy, MFM is committed to ensuring the success of the Northern Ontario music industry on a regional, provincial and national scale. Read more
MFM was thrilled to bring Northern Ontario’s talent together for the 2015 Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards (NOMFA) and conference, a three day event that acknowledged our region’s very best. Audience members, artists and industry representatives gathered at the Sudbury Theatre Centre to celebrate and recognize the very best that Northern Ontario has to offer in music and film.
Take some time to watch the music video for the original song Young from Thunder Bay born artist, Collin Clowes. The song will appear on the upcoming album Broken Strings being released in 2017. Collin has recently made the big move to Toronto where he is studying musical performance at Seneca College. You can find him on Twitter & Facebook to follow his journeys in life and music! Get the whole thing at collinclowesmusic.com.
Shot in Parry Sound, Eyewitness tells the story of two innocent teenaged boys who secretly meet up in the forest, they bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. Shooting Eyewitness in Parry Sound provided tons of quality opportunities for Northern Ontario cast & crew on a Tier A show.
While searching for a location to shoot their new web series Cold, New Form Media simply fell in love with the towns of Onaping Falls & Levack, just outside of Sudbuy. Cold follows the life of 16-year-old Isla Wallis whose mother was brutally murdered and father in prison for the horrific crime. Isla Wallis returns to her remote hometown to discover the truth about what really happened to her family. Now, alone and abandoned in the icy wilderness, Isla will be pushed to the edge of survival as she fights to expose the killer and save more than just her own life.
***Volunteer Casting Call***
Sault ste. Marie, Ontario
Date: April 16th (weather permitting)
The old Cork Tree (inspired by the J.M. Barrie Novel)
Directed by Jonna Bouliane
***Please email head shots and a brief descriptions of yourself***
Peter (Ages 10-13)
young but wise beyond his years ...
Northern Ontario will be well represented at JunoFest in Ottawa this weekend with the following bands and musicians playing the fest!
March 31 – Kalle Mattson |
March 31 – Honest Heart Collective |
March 31 - Céleste Lévis |
April 1 – Mclean |
April 1 – Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie and Quantum Tangle |
CastNorth is seeking Extras for the Production Christmas Inheritance filming in North Bay March 24th- April 8th!
What we are looking for:
-Male Professional looks Age 18-65 no visible tattoos, Any Ethnicity
-Female Professional looks Age 18-65, no visible tattoos, Any Ethnicity
-Children and Teens Age 6-17 Any Ethnicity
CASTING CALL (DOCUMENTARY)
Title: Dealing With Death
Synopsis: An abstract, minimalist short film, intertwined and edited into a documentary detailing real-life accounts of healthcare professionals who deal with death regularly, as well as the lack of coping mechanisms available and provided to healthcare professionals.
Producer-Director: Ty Reinhardt
Location: Sudbury, ON ...