The Trickster, New Eden pick up funding from NOHFC

The government funder has invested $7 million across seven film and television projects filmed in the North Bay area.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will invest more than $7 million toward film and television projects shot in North Bay.

CBC’s new drama The Trickster received the largest sum in the latest funding round, with $3 million going to the Sienna Films-produced drama. The series recently went into production in North Bay and is set to premiere on the pubcaster in 2020.

Crave original comedy New Eden (pictured) picked up $1.3 million in funding. The series, which is expected to premiere at the end of 2019, is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment. Meanwhile, Tanner Beach Productions series Sunshine Sketches Homecoming will receive $908,360.

NOHFC is also giving $500,000 each to three TV movies: The Christmas Basket (Christmas Basket Productions), Crossword Mysteries Season 2 (Hideaway Pictures) and Country at Heart (CastNorth Productions).

Film prodco Other Animal Entertainment picked up $375,000 in funding for their feature Cold Strings, the only feature to pick up funding this round.

The government funder has invested more than $120 million since June 2018 and supported 2,368 jobs, according to a release from NOHFC.

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