Decisions, decisions, decisions. When did movie night get so complicated?
Ever-expanding collections of on-demand streaming services and digital rental options can pull the rug out from under even the most cheerful of choosers tasked with finding a flick. Discovering a hidden gem, though, is always worth it.
We want to show you some local options released in 2023 that will get you back on track and entertained before the popcorn gets cold.
Scroll down to check out our list of Film & TV projects that were shot right here in Northern Ontario, and that are available to stream or rent through some of the most popular video on demand services.
So, what are we watching tonight?
"Just One More Episode..."
TV & Mini Series
Essex County | North Bay, Drama
Essex County follows the intertwined lives of two rural families, while exploring the generational impact of loss, betrayal, and trauma, and how redemption and hope are found through human connection.
Starring: Molly Parker, Stephen McHattie, Kevin Durand
Hudson & Rex (Season 5, Ep. 15 & 16) | North Bay, Drama
Detective Charlie Hudson, a cunning Major Crimes detective for the St. John’s Police Department, teams up with an unusual partner – Rex, a former-K9 German Shepherd, whose heightened senses keep Charlie hot on the trail of his suspects.
Starring: John Reardon, Mayko Nguyen, Kevin Hanchard
Letterkenny | Greater Sudbury, 2023, Comedy
Quick-witted, fast-paced snappy comedy about rural folk getting by in a small town.
Starring: Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, Michelle Mylett
Shoresy | Greater Sudbury, Sports/Comedy
Sees the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favorite character, Shoresy, join a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury on a quest to never lose again.
Starring: Jared Keeso, Tasya Teles, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat
SkyMed | North Bay, Drama
Life, death, and drama at 20-thousand feet. A new medical adventure about a group of young first responders in the remote North, where help - and survival - are thousands of miles away.
Starring: Aaron Ashmore, Natasha Calls, Aaron Ashmore
The Lake | North Bay, Comedy
Justin returns from living abroad in the hope of reconnecting with the biological daughter that he gave up for adoption. His plans go awry when he finds out his father left the family cottage to his stepsister.
Starring: Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles, Madison Shamoun
Better Days | Sault Ste. Marie, Comedy/Drama
After Kate's husband dies, she withdraws into a world of vodka and grief - and Halloween costumes. When she befriends three lonely teenagers her friends and family are appalled, yet she is discovering the woman she might become.
Starring: Sonja Smits, Alix Sideris, Dean Armstrong
Cascade | Sault Ste. Marie, Mystery/Thriller
While hiking in the woods, a small-town teen and her friends encounter a crashed plane, a stash of drugs and a series of sadistic enemies.
Starring: Sara Waisglass, Joel Oulette, Sadie Laflamme-Snow
Fitting In | Greater Sudbury, Comedy/Drama
In Theatres February 2, 2024
A teen girl is diagnosed with a reproductive condition that upends her plans to have a sex life, propelling her to explore unusual methods. Her relationships are challenged with everyone in her life, but most importantly, herself.
Starring: Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire, Djouliet Amara
My Animal | Timmins, Horror/Romance
Heather, an outcast teenage goalie, falls for newcomer Jonny, an alluring but tormented figure skater. As their relationship deepens, Heather's growing desires clash with her darkest secret, forcing her to control the animal within.
Starring: Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Amandla Stenberg, Heidi von Palleske
Warrior Strong | Sault Ste. Marie, Sports/Drama
It follows Bilal Irving, who is asked to be the assistant coach of his former high school team. Bilal learns that true coaching involves far more than simply teaching the game.
Starring: Andrew Dive Clay, Jordan Johnson-Hinds, Sarah Podemski
Zombie Town | Greater Sudbury, Comedy/Horror
Amy and Mike unearth a centuries-old curse when they decide to watch an exclusive film reel. The duo must track down an infamous filmmaker and navigate a town of hungry zombies to save the world.
Starring: Dan Akroyd, Marlon Kazadi, Madi Monroe
A Harvest Homecoming | North Bay, Drama
Drew Granger accepts a substitute teaching job in his hometown, Chestnut Hollow. When he meets the new kid and his mom, he starts to reconsider his stance on the town.
Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Trevor Donovan, Luxton Handspiker
A Royal Date for Christmas | Greater Sudbury, Drama
Bella Sparks, runs Bella's Boutique. Stefan needs to be outfitted for a week of high-stakes meetings after his luggage goes missing. She accidentally discovers Stefan is actually Stefan William Francis Brown, the Duke of Tangford.
Starring: Danica McKellar, Damon Runyan, Nigel Hamer
Christmas on Windmill Way | North Bay, Drama
Mia Miejer expects that her Mimi, Ann will win the Christmas Market Fest Dutch Bake-Off competition with her award-winning Kerststol, but her Mimi has difficult news to share.
Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Christa Taylor Brown, Erin Agostino
Fall Into Winter | North Bay, Drama
Follow Kelly, as she has to work next to her nemesis "Brooks", her brother's high school best friend that now owns half of Kelly's family-owned candy shop.
Starring: Lori Loughlin, James Tupper, Cherion Drakes
Swing Into Romance | North Bay, Drama
When former dancer Christine Sims (McKellar) returns to her hometown, she discovers her family's Store is in trouble. In an effort to save the business, she needs to dust off her dancing shoes, face her ex-fiancé, and maybe find love.
Starring: Danica McKellar, David Haydn-Jones, Gleb Savchenko