As a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, Manitoba Film & Music (MFM) is a full-service film commission that offers a broad spectrum of location services.
On its website, (http://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/film/filming-in-manitoba), Manitoba says it has “has the complete package. Film your next project with us and you can access the highest tax credit in Canada, crews with 25 years of experience & world class co-producers and service producers.”
Full details are at http://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/film/production-guide.
The Pinkertons, Hyena Road, Wait ‘Til Helen Comes, Borealis, Sunnyside, Bunks, Aloft, Reasonable Doubt, The Good Lie, We Were Children, Jack, Goon, The Don Cherry Story, Once Ocean, Capote, La ruee vers l’or, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, Passionflower, Less Than Kind, The Haunting in Connecticut, New in Town, Whiteout, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Shall We Dance & The Stone Angel.
Permits are required. MFM can advise as well as liaise with all levels of government and private businesses. It can also help with location scouting and accessing local crews/resources. MFM has a strong relationship with the City of Winnipeg via its film office. This includes liaising with all civic departments including Police, Fire/Paramedic, Transit, Parks, Golf Courses and Public Works.
Manitoba has a purpose-built studio with 15,000 sq ft clear span, supported by office space, a carpentry shop, loading docks, wardrobe and a commissary. In addition there are a variety of warehouses that enable Manitoba to accommodate multiple shows. Manitoba is also home base for leading visual effects house, Frantic Films and has a post-production house with spacious edit suites.
Manitoba has a wide range of locations. Highlights include the Exchange District, one of the largest collection of turn-of-the-century buildings in North America; Arctic terrain, including tundra and coastline; pristine beaches and lakes; Mid-West towns and rolling prairies. Manitoba has doubled for locations such as Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Vancouver, Washington, New York, Missouri, San Francisco and Vermont, as well as turn-of-the-century Kansas and Boston. An example would be the film Capote, which used Manitoba to double for New York. Shall We Dance? used it to recreate Chicago. A database is viewable at http://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/film/locations.
Manitoba has a purpose-built studio with 15,000 sq. ft. clear span, supported by office space, a carpentry shop, loading docks, wardrobe and a commissary. In addition, there are a variety of warehouses that enable Manitoba to accommodate multiple shows. Manitoba is also home base for leading visual effects house, Frantic Films and has a post-production house with spacious edit suites.