The Colony in production in Toronto and North Bay


Principal photography is underway in Toronto and North Bay on sci-fi film The Colony, starring Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton.

Directed by Jeff Renfroe (Civic Duty, One Point O), the Ontario-Quebec co-production is produced by Paul Barkin of Toronto-based Alcina Pictures, Marie-Claude Poulin and Pierre Even of Montreal-based Item 7 and Matthew Cervi’s Vancouver-based Mad Samurai Productions.

The Colony portrays a group of underground survivors of the next ice age fighting for their lives as they fend off a savage band of feral humans.

The film is shooting at Pinewood Studios and on location inside the former NORAD base in North Bay known as the Underground Complex, operated by the 22 Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Renfroe co-wrote the script for The Colony with Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trottier and Svet Rouskov.

The six-week shoot for the post-apocalyptic thriller will run through mid-April.

The producer credits are shared by Barkin, Colin Brunton, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin (Café de Flore).

Renfroe is repped by UTA and Characters Talent Agency.