Chasing Canadian Content: Only 12 Canadian productions filmed in B.C. in 2017

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“It’s a creative and cultural imperative that we Canadians tell our own stories, that we reflect our culture, that we reflect who we are as a people.”

That’s Liz Shorten, a twenty-year veteran in the fight for more Canadian content. She echoes the voices of others passionate about Canadian production in a market that is saturated with American work. Of the 176 films and TV shows filmed in BC last year, just twelve were Canadian.

Read BCIT’s first Digital Documentary on the struggles of producing Canadian content in this market and why it’s so important to not only local members of the industry, but our nation as a whole.