Filming in Sault Ste. Marie

What Sault Ste. Marie Has to Offer

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Found on Lake Superior and the US Border, Sault Ste. Marie is a phenomenal filming location.  “The Soo” is only an hour flight from Toronto with international airports available locally and across the bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  Not only does The Soo have dozens of historical & unique buildings that are ready for filming, it also has unmatched natural features that will make the perfect backdrop for your production’s most pivotal scenes. Capture the west coast here in Ontario by filming along the coasts & cliffs of Lake Superior, take advantage of the fastest commute time in Ontario – just 10 minutes – and let Sault Ste. Marie push the boundaries of your experience outside of expectations. Our Film, TV & Digital Media Coordinator is eager to assist your production with local financial incentives, a streamlined permit process, location support, sourcing crew and community resources.

Contact

For more information about filming in Sault Ste. Marie, contact CION at info@cionorth.ca.

Sault Ste. Marie Advantages

Shooting in Sault Ste. Marie means:

  • No permit fees
  • Several unoccupied locations ready for filming: warehouses, restaurants, stores, schools, and even a former jail.
  • Sault College has a dedicated Film Production program with a 1,350 square foot production space, production offices (that have hosted 5 feature films to date), and plenty of opportunity for student interns.
  • Amazing access to boreal forest, waterfronts, picturesque rolling hills, rock cliffs, waterfalls, farms, and other rural locations in the surrounding area, known in particular for its beautiful fall colours due to the plentiful hardwood trees.
  • Easy access to Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, which can easily double for an ocean and features several stunning beaches with crystal clear blue water.
  • Ease of travel to the city made possible by two local airports. The Sault Ste. Marie Airport is a 20-minute drive from downtown. Fly US-based actors/producers into the Sault Ste. Marie Michigan airport for lower travel costs and ease of conducting immigration formalities at the land crossing.
  • Infrastructure that supports film, television, and music.

Hammer
A Christmas Letter
Mean Dreams
Standoff
Pyewacket
The Protector
The Void

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