“We really enjoyed shooting in Sidney – I would like to have done more there than we actually did. The Town of Sidney was incredibly accommodating and helpful, and the residents and businesses were all thrilled to have us there. We also had a positive incident happen in Sidney that would never occur anywhere else in North America: after a night shoot, our Electrics Department inadvertently left some cable along the waterfront by the pier. In Vancouver – or any other city – someone would have stolen it before the trucks were loaded. In Sidney, someone coiled it neatly, left it in a secure place out of harm’s way, and called the office to let us know where it was. THAT’S a film-friendly community!”
– Penny Gibbs, Production Manager, Gracepoint
Sidney, BC is a film-friendly seaside town, and because of that, we’ve taken measures to ensure that your filmmaking process is smooth, efficient, and enjoyable. The Town of Sidney welcomes and supports filming in the community and recognizes the economic, cultural and social benefits that the industry brings to residents and businesses alike.
Sidney offers a variety of outstanding seaside locations, including stunning ocean and island vistas, rolling hills with farms and vineyards, a majestic municipal pier, and small town charm to set the scene for your next production. However there’s much more to inspire you about Sidney, we invite you to browse through the photo and video galleries available on our website. We think you’ll be surprised by what you find!
45% Tax Incentives!
When you film on Vancouver Island, you can take advantage of attractive tax credit schemes from both Federal and Provincial Governments. Click here for full tax incentive information.
The Town’s Film Liaison, Tim Tanton, readily provides guidance, coordination, and support to location scouts and production crews. Tim can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-656-1184.
The Sidney BIA Executive Director, Donna Petrie, supports filmmakers by providing information about production office space, unique locations, hotels, catering, parking, security, and much more. Donna can be reached at: email@example.com or 250-893-0093.
Additional Film Resources
Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission
Kathleen Gilbert, Film Commissioner
Rogers City TV: Bachelor Canada
Fox Network: Gracepoint
Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pictures of Hollis Woods