Information For Filmmakers
Sault Ste. Marie has some amazing film crew! Crew who have performed film services all across Ontario. Some of the talent that the Sault has have moved on to Vancouver, Toronto, and other area's to work but they all have one thing in common. They all love to come back and work at home.
There are many resources for productions in order to find crew. Cultural Industries Ontario North has an extensive Northern Ontario crew database, anyone can sign up. The search methods are based on region, position, movie credits and name. You can also reach out to Edge Enterprises as they have an extensive Sault Ste. Marie database. SooFilms is relatively new but we have also started a database of the people we have worked with in the past on productions.
Information For Potential Crew Members
So you want to work in film? We must tell you the Carney life is not easy at times. You must be dedicated, hardworking, and willing to work long hours. Depending on the department you could work anywhere from 12-18 hour days. Somedays are harder than others. Some days are amazing. But its not until you see the finished product of what you have worked so hard to put together that it all pays off. It is very rewarding watching films you have worked on. Seeing your name in the credits and sometimes getting the chance to rub elbows with some pretty amazing people.
It can be tricky to get onto a film set (in a paid position) if you have no previous film experience. Most people I know have volunteered on productions to obtain their first set experience. If you are a film students, check to see if there is anything filming in your area. Often times productions will pull film interns from local film programs. Always know your own worth but also keep in mind the experience value. Negotiation is key!
If you are interested in Registering as a crew member please See links in above section for CIONorth, EDGE Enterprises, and you can also email us. (Please see Below)
To Register as a Crew Member Please send and email with the following information:
- Name (FULL NAME)
- Phone Number
- Email Address (best email address to reach you)
- Department You are most interested in.
- CV (Film Resume we want to see film experience, general work experience is not necessary unless you have no credits)
- Union (if you are union)
- IMDB page Link
- Do you want IMDB page listed on our website?
- WWW (if you have an online webpage please send us the link so we can add a link to you)