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.
ABOUT NETFLIX Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 223 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume to watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
Today, September 27, 2022, marks the one year anniversary of NETFLIX IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, which was launched last year on World Tourism Day. Created by Netflix, the site gives fans both local and from around the world the opportunity to find and explore some of the Canadian filming locations for many of Netflix’s most popular films and series. As of today the site has been updated with new films and series including those filmed in Vancouver, Toronto, Vancouver Island, Surrey, Burnaby, Langley, Mahone Bay, Oakville and more. New titles added to Netflix in Your Neighbourhood are:
Keep Breathing– This survival thriller limited series, executive produced by Canadian co-showrunners and writers Brendan Gall and Martin Gerro, was shot around BC including, Mission, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Vancouver Island and Vancouver
Wedding Season – This romantic comedy was shot in Caledon and Toronto including Little India
Virgin River– New locations have been added for this popular BC shot series including Vancouver, Burnaby and Langley
Locke & Key– The final season of this series starring Canada’s own Connor Jessup was shot across Ontario and Nova Scotia including Woodstock, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Hamilton Ontario and Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia.
Devil in Ohio – This limited series was shot around BC including Surrey, Langley and Delta. Some filming location highlights include Deas Island Regional Park, and The Telegraph Trail.
13th The Musical– Based on the hugely popular musical 13, this film adaptation was filmed in Ontario including Beeton, King City, Oakville and Toronto.
Visitors to 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.
Netflix filming productions stretch from Sooke, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland and benefit Canadian communities by creating jobs and investments in local businesses while also creating a desire among Netflix members to visit Canada and learn more about our cities, food, wilderness and culture.
Netflix‘s global fan event TUDUM will be back this September! The event was a success last year, bringing-in 24 million views!
WHAT: Tune in for an exciting day of exclusive news, never-before-seen footage, trailers, and first looks, as well as interviews with Netflix’s biggest stars and creators. The free virtual event is a celebration of Netflix fandom and is dedicated to sharing the scoop on over 100 fan favorite shows, films and specials from across the globe.
WHEN: On September 24, Tudum will span four continents with five events, taking fans on a whirlwind trip around the world:
At 11:00 am KST (7:00 pm PT September 23), Tudum kicks off with an exciting show out of Korea.
At 11:00 am IST (10:30 pm PT September 23), fans will be treated to a fun look at what’s ahead from India.
At 10:00 am PT, fans will get exclusive news from our shows and movies coming out of the United States and Europe, as well as an additional event which previews the great entertainment coming from Latin America.
At 1:00 pm JST September 25 (9:00 pm PT September 24), our stars from Japan will close out Tudum with a celebration of our Japanese entertainment.
WHERE: Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event will be available across Netflix YouTube channels in a number of different languages. Visit Netflix’s official fan site, Tudum.com/event, for the latest news from this global fan event, and stay tuned for details about our title and celebrity lineup in early September. Mark your calendars now for September 24!
Ever been curious where exactly in Canada these Netflix shows filmed? You might remember NETFLIX IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, a site which guides fans with fan facts on locations their favourites were filmed. The site added some new additional tidbits today with the release of Season Three of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY. Hit Dance Feature WORK IT also has been included too!
The Umbrella Academy Season 3– This hit series from Canadian Creator and Showrunner Steve Blackman, and starring Canadian actors Elliot Page, Jake Epstein, Britne Oldford andColm Feore, among others, has been shot in Toronto and Hamilton for all of its three seasons. Some filming location highlights from this season include Hamilton’s Gage Park, Scarborough Bluffs and BMO Field.
Work It – This dance-comedy from 2020 was shot across the GTA including in Etobicoke, Thornhill and Mississauga, showcasing some of the city’s most beloved neighbourhoods and tourist attractions, such as The Junction, Distillery District, Underpass Park and Celebration Square.
The Cast of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY participated in a Q&Eh about their favourite neighbourhood spots! They do love a brunch, and a bottomless Mimosa! You won’t want to miss this here.
Netflix present a new Preview of GEEKED WEEK 2022, the five-day virtual fan event celebrating their genre series, films, and games returns on Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10, 2022 with tons of your favorites.
See this new Trailer with snippets from The Sandman, The Umbrella Academy, Manifest, Stranger Things, The Gray Man, Alice in Borderland,Day Shift, The Sea Beast and for the first time ever, exclusive Netflix games.
As you might remember, Netflix launched a NETFLIX IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD site that helps fans connect with some exclusive behind-the-scenes of where their favourites were filmed in Canada! Just added are the following Series and Films:
Sex/Life, a boundary pushing series shot around the city of Toronto starring Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel and Adam Demos;
Awake, starring Gina Rodriguez alongside Torontonian Shamier Anderson, which transformed Uxbridge, Ontario into a post-apocalyptic town;
The Adam Project, Vancouver shot family adventure starring Ryan Reynolds and helmed by Canadian director Shawn Levy (released on Netflix today);
Brazen, a murder mystery from Vancouver-based director Monika Mitchell, and filmed around Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia; and the hit comedy series;
Now available, Netflix in Your Neighbourhood gives Canadians and fans around the world the ability to find and explore amazing Netflix filming locations.
The new website givesVisitors the ability to look-up filming locations by a film or series title, or by province. Fans can also access directions to these destinations, and see how they’ve been featured on Netflix.
With Netflix being a leading force in production here in Canada, creating jobs and opportunities for local businesses.
Some fascinating results from a recent study show that Netflix audiences are 1.8x more likely to have seen Canadian content than those who don’t watch Netflix. And people who have watched Canadian content are 2.1x more likely to say Canada is their #1 travel destination. Amazing to see the impacts of what trickles from studios investing in us!
Updated shows added today to this site include: Single All The Way, the first LGBTQ+ holiday film from Netflix starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane and Jennifer Robertson, was filmed in and around Quebec; Blown Away: Christmas, the latest in the molten hot series starring world-renowned Canadian glass blower Katherine Gray and Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk was shot in Hamilton; The Christmas Chroniclesand The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, both starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, were filmed in Toronto and Vancouver respectively; and Maid, the powerful dramatic series starring Margaret Qualley and based on the best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land was shot on Vancouver Island.