Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey and learn more about the locations behind your favourite stories
Did you know that the Moldovan bar where Arnold Schwarzenegger was on an undercover mission in FUBAR is actually a Toronto pub? Or that the cute restaurant where Kathrine Heigl and Sarah Chalke had lunch in Firefly Lane is in Vancouver?
Just in time for the second anniversary of Netflix in Your Neighbourhood, we are excited to announce the launch of a new dedicated feature on the website that will encourage foodies and fans both local and from around the world to reconnect with their favourite Netflix films and series bite by bite.
The Netflix in Your Neighbourhood Restaurant Experience highlights some of the vibrant culinary gems in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal that have served as filming locations for Netflix films and series. Whether you’re a food connoisseur or you’re looking to step into the shoes of a memorable on-screen character, this experience will have something for everyone.
Through the new website feature, fans and food enthusiasts can discover how these locations have brought their beloved stories to life and plan their own visit to participating establishments by downloading a printable self-guided restaurant map of each city.
See you at the Netflix table!
About Netflix in Your Neighbourhood
Netflix in Your Neighbourhood, launched in 2021, is a website providing fans with the opportunity to explore the Canadian filming locations for some of Netflix’s popular films and series. Our productions stretch from St. John’s, Nova Scotia to Sooke, British Columbia and benefit Canadian communities by creating jobs and investments in local businesses while also creating a desire among our members to visit Canada and learn more about our cities, food, wilderness and culture.
Netflix in Your Neighbourhood provides a window into some of the Canadian cities and towns that have enriched our films and series, and captivated audiences worldwide. Fans who visit Netflix In Your Neighbourhood can search by film or series title, or by province to discover the real life businesses and tourist destinations that are featured in their favourite Netflix productions.
Taking place this past weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, TUDUM was Netflix’s biggest global fan event. This year it was live and in-person from Brazil! Favorite stars and creators from around the world showed-up for the exciting event full of Netflix news, exclusives and first looks.
Over 45 films, series and games were featured across the Netflix YouTube channel. Fans got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most anticipated shows and films from around the world like Stranger Things, Squid Game, Bridgerton, The Witcher along with looks into new series like One Piece, Avatar: The Last Airbender and 3 Body Problem. The event also debuted news from major blockbuster films like Extraction 2, Heart of Stone and more.
Stream the event here:
See also some of the Teasers unveiled at the event for some of the streaming service’s most exciting upcoming slate:
3 BODY PROBLEM
From the creators of Game of Thrones comes a stunning new blockbuster series unlike anything you’ve seen before. This is your first look at 3 Body Problem.
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER
Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live action series arrives 2024.
HEART OF STONE
Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt, Matthias Schweighöfer in HEART OF STONE. Only on Netflix August 11, 2023. Gal Gadot is Agent Rachel Stone, the only intelligence operative who stands between her global, peace-keeping organization and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset, codenamed: The Heart.
OUTER BANKS S4
THE WITCHER S3
Watch an exclusive clip from The Witcher Season 3, featuring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey. beginning on June 29, 2023.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Meet Marie-Laure and Werner in this #Tudum exclusive look at All the Light We Cannot See. Two teens, thrust against the backdrop of WWII share a secret connection that will become a beacon of hope in the darkest of times. Coming to Netflix, November 2nd, 2023.
Netflix today announced a limited series order for TALL PINES, a thriller from Mae Martin. Martin will also play a leading role in the show.
TALL PINES is a thriller set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.
Format / Episodes: 8 episode Limited Series
Creator / Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer: Mae Martin (Mae Martin: SAP, Feel Good, The Flight Attendant)
Co-Showrunner / Executive Producer: Ryan Scott (Servant, Treadstone, Fear The Walking Dead)
Executive Producers: Ben Farrell, producing through his company, Objective Fiction (Feel Good, The Gold), Hannah Mackay (Peep Show, Year of the Rabbit), Jennifer Kawaja (Sort Of, The Porter, Cardinal), Bruno Dubé (Transplant, The Sticky)
Production Company: Sphere Media
Mae Martin: “Tall Pines is a story I’ve been dying to tell for years, and I’m beyond excited for people to see what we have in store! It’s going to be an insane roller coaster and so different to anything I’ve done before. Very very grateful to Netflix for supporting it, and I can’t wait to get going.”
Ben Farrell, Chief Creative Officer, Executive Producer, Objective Fiction: “Tall Pines is a truly gripping, intergenerational mystery thriller. Objective Fiction is delighted to be partnering with Netflix and Sphere Media to bring Mae Martin’s latest creation to the screen.”
Jennifer Kawaja, President English Scripted, Executive Producer, Sphere Media: “This is a fantastic project and Sphere is thrilled to be part of the team, with Netflix and Objective Fiction, producing work with a unique Canadian voice at its center.”
Danielle Woodrow, Director, Content – Canada, Netflix: “Tall Pines is a wildly entertaining story that explores the complex and sometimes twisted relationship between teens and adults. We’re thrilled to be working with a singular talent like Mae and bringing their unique voice to one of our first commissions for Netflix Canada.”
Just For Laughs Group’s Francophone TV division, Juste pour rire TV, has signed a three-year deal with Netflix for three French stand-up solo specials as part of Netflix’s ongoing commitment to supporting Canadian productions.
The first of the three specials will be filmed in 2023.
This new deal comes on the heels of Netflix and Just For Laughs Group teaming up on the release of Mathieu Dufour at Bell Centre, which was filmed at the 40th anniversary edition of Just For Laughs/Juste pour rire MONTRÉAL comedy festival last July.
Some quotes below:
Marina di Pancrazio, Chief Content Revenue Officer, JUST FOR LAUGHS GROUP: “We are delighted to be extending our collaboration with Netflix and to be entering into a new three-year partnership that will enable us to showcase even more of Canada’s leading Francophone comedy talent to their subscribers. As a company we are passionate about creating original Francophone content for comedy fans to enjoy, and greatly value this opportunity that will allow new audiences both in Canada and overseas to enjoy the rich comedy talent we have here in Quebec.”
Tara Woodbury, Director, Content – Canada, Netflix: “Quebec has incredible stand-up voices for the world to discover. We’re looking forward to deepening our relationship with Just For Laughs after partnering on Math Duff’s hilarious special last year.”
Netflix‘s STRANGER THINGS: THE EXPERIENCE TORONTO (brought to us by FEVER), is now on at Cinespace Studios (8 Unwin Avenue). This immersive experience takes fans of the global phenomenon to 1986 Hawkins, consisting of two parts: a 45-minute interactive experience, followed by an afterparty in a hyper-coloured, neon space called THE MIX-TAPE where guests can enjoy show-themed cocktails, ice cream at SCOOPS AHOY, Pizza, Corndogs, all the merch and photo ops!
We can’t tell you too much about the interactive part, but it takes you into a lab where your supernatural powers will be realized! Trust me, you’ll need them! So much fun!
Netflix, CBC and APTN have announced they are commissioning a new untitled comedy series that will film in Nunavut (UNTITLED ARCTIC COMEDY), as part of Netflix’s ongoing committment to supporting production in Canada.
The show was created and will be written by Inuit film and television writer and producer Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.
Logline: A young Inuk mother wants to build a new future for herself, but it won’t be easy in her small Arctic town where everyone knows your business.
Quotes from the Creators and Producers:
Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril: “This series is full of stories that come straight from our hearts and our funny bones. We’ve drawn from our experiences as Inuit women living, laughing, crying and living together while Native. We are so excited to work with all our incredible partners at CBC, Netflix and APTN, and we can’t wait to start filming!”
Miranda de Pencier: “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Stacey and Alethea for our third project together and excited for audiences to see this hilarious, unexpected and essential series that Stacey and Alethea have created.”
Susan Coyne:“Stacey and Alethea have created a story that is very funny and clearly comes from the heart. I can’t wait to work with Stacey and Alethea to explore the lives, relationships, and emotional journeys of their amazing cast of characters.”
Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC: “This vibrant comedy delivers an authentic perspective on personal journeys, friendship and community in the Arctic. We are excited to partner with Netflix and APTN to film in Nunavut and bring Stacey and Alethea’s deeply personal storytelling to audiences across Canada.”
Danielle Woodrow Director, Content – Canada and Tara Woodbury, Director, Content – Canada, Netflix: “As soon as we heard about this show, we knew we wanted to share it with our members around the world. Stacey and Alethea have created a very relatable and funny story that showcases the unique experience of living in Canada’s Arctic regions. We’re thrilled to be partnering with them and working with Miranda and the teams at CBC and APTN.”
APTN Spokesperson: “This show is a brilliant and heartfelt gem of a comedy from two of Canada’s most exciting creators. A very short time ago, it would have been impossible to imagine an Indigenous comedy shot in the Arctic, with massive national and international reach,” says Adam Garnet Jones, director of TV content and special events at APTN. “It’s a dream come true for APTN to help bring this story to audiences across Turtle Island and around the world. We know audiences are going to fall in love with the show’s characters, and the production industry in Nunavut is going to receive a huge boost in a way it never has before.”
Executive Producers: Stacey Aglok MacDonald (Qanurli, Grizzlies), Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Angry Inuk, Grizzlies), Miranda de Pencier (Anne With an E, Beginners, The Grizzlies), Susan Coyne (Mozart In the Jungle, Daisy Jones & The Six, Slings & Arrows), Garry Campbell (The Kids in the Hall, Less Than Kind)
Production Companies: Northwood Entertainment, Red Marrow Media
Whether coming with family, friends, Single All the Way, or bringing A Christmas Prince, you won’t want to Slumberland on this special event as Netflix has a Holidate for you — unless you’re Scrooge!
From Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4, 2022 escape the chill with Netflix Canada at the inaugural Netflix Canada Holiday House in Toronto. For four days, guests of all ages can enter a world of warmth and wonder and join the festive fun with interactive and Instagrammable moments, TikTok-ready spaces, sweet treats and crafts for kids (and grown-ups!) that will spark the holiday spirit.
Netflix Canada Holiday House is open to the public and admission is free. Entry is first come, first served and tickets are not required.
The event is open to all ages, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Crafts and food items will be available while quantities last.
LOCATION: Campbell House Museum 160 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3H3
HOURS: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 3 pm-9 pm Friday, December 2, 2022, 11 am-9 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 am-9 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022, 10 am-7 pm
With a growing presence locally, Netflix Canada have announced today they will be providing a grant to Nu-Media Program to help foster and develop indigenous youth talent.
-Netflix is providing a $25,000 grant to Winnipeg-based Nu-Media Program.
-The grant will provide critical financial support towards the development of a fiction or nonfiction pitch from 2022 Nu-Media Education Program Alumni.
-The Nu-Media program was co-founded by Jordan C. Molaro in 2012 and provides an 11-week long intensive filmmaking and professional development program for Indigenous youth from reserves across Manitoba.
-Netflix created this one-time grant to mark the occasion of more than 1000 creators participating in Netflix-supported training and development programs and to honour the contributions of an alumnus who is using the skills they have learned to give back to their community.
-The recipient of the grant, Jaime Wescoup, is an Anishinaabe storyteller from Long Plain First Nation who completed the Nu-Media Program earlier this year.
-Jaime will use the funding in support of his first documentary film Restoring Natural Balance, which will follow newly elected female Indigenous Chiefs and document what it is like being a female leader in a male dominated society.
-In addition to the financial support, Jaime will have access to mentoring from Nu-Media President, Jordan C. Molaro, over the course of his work on the script and pitch documents. Jordan will also act as Executive Producer on the film.
-Since 2017, Netflix has provided over $25 million to support training and development programs across Canada with more than 20 partners including the BANFF World Media Festival, Fabienne Colas Foundation and imagineNATIVE.
-In addition to helping creators further hone the skills needed to succeed in the film and TV industry, these programs have inspired many participants to give back to their communities by sharing the skills they have learned.
See more about Jordan’s experiences as a participant in the Banff Diversity of Voices Program and how he is giving back to his community through the Nu-Media Program in a spotlight video here:
-Jordan C. Molaro, filmmaker and President of Nu-Media Films: “I’ve always felt that growth through education does not begin and end with the individual. I feel fortunate that I’m able to share what I’ve learned with the students of the Nu-Media Program and provide them with the tools and access to draw upon the many centuries of storytelling from within their communities. Jaime Wescoup is a representation of the exciting next generation of Indigenous creatives and visionaries; I’m thrilled to extend this grant to help ensure his voice is heard.”
-Jaime Wescoup, filmmaker and student of the Nu-Media Program: “My hope with this project is to give back to women in my life who have supported and inspired me. Through film, we’re able to share our story and culture with people from all different walks of life. With Jordan’s continued support in addition to the development grant, I look forward to pursuing my dream of sharing my documentary with audiences.”
-Stéphane Cardin, Director of Public Policy, Netflix Canada: “Jordan exemplifies giving back to his community through his tireless commitment to providing Indigenous youth with new training opportunities through the Nu-Media Program. Jaime has an important story to tell through the film he is developing and we’re thrilled this grant will help support him on that journey.”
ABOUT NU-MEDIA PROGRAM
Nu Media Films is a video production company proudly Indigenous owned and operated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with a vision to work on community-driven projects on all media platforms.
The Nu-Media Education Program was created in 2012 to increase the capacity of Indigenous youth residing on First Nation reserves across Canada to develop job-ready, career-driven individuals. This program draws upon the many centuries of storytelling within the Indigenous communities while creating a new, modern-age storyteller. Our team hopes and dreams that one day, every Indigenous community will have individuals who can utilize modern video, film, and Internet mediums to tell their stories, the stories that need to be said, all from an Indigenous perspective.
The Nu-Media Education Program integrates a comfortable, respectful, healthy environment with practical, hands-on learning that can expand into a lifelong career with endless potential. The highly experienced professional speakers provide continuous support to youth involved in the Nu-Media Education family through our social media sites, website, and ongoing personal communication with education partners.
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