Union and Non-Union Film Set Work in Victoria
The last couple years has brought a resurgence of big film productions to Victoria, BC. We have seen numerous Hallmark MOW’s, several Netflix and a few independent TV series make their home base in Victoria. With 3 full 100+ person crews, Victoria is able to Cater to three big productions at the same time.
As ICG669 union members, we at Aerial Vista have been fortunate enough to be invited to film the aerial perspectives with our drones on nearly all the Hallmark movies, a couple of Netflix specials including Super Pups and Scaredy cats!
We bring eight years of drone flying experience to the table including multiple projects on big film sets, wildlife documentaries, multiple TV shows and an IMAX on then Great Bear Rainforest.
We always bring two drones and two camera systems while on set for complete redundancy, a generator, a series of wide angle to telephoto lens and the desire to create cinematic shots in a creative way.
Why bring your Production to Vancouver Island?
Tax incentives https://www.filmvictoria.com/tax-incentives-2/
Brief Overview of the Film Incentive BC Program (FIBC)
- 28% of qualified BC labour expenditures – basic PSTC tax credit (35% domestic)
- Plus 6% of qualified BC labour expenditures – regional tax credit (12.5% domestic)
- Plus 6% of qualified BC labour expenditures – distant regional tax credit
- Plus 16% tax credit for digital animation or visual effects when you post in BC
Digital Animation or Visual Effects Tax Credit (DAVE)
For a detailed description and eligibility criteria of the Provincial tax credits, go to Creative BC or contact by phone (604-736-7997) or email.
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)
Plus 16% of Canadian Labour Costs
The Canadian Federal Government’s Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) is primarily for foreign production and is 16% of Canadian labour costs.