With picturesque mountain and prairie backdrops, quaint small towns, bustling urban centers and the otherworldly aspect of the Badlands, it’s no wonder that a number of well-known movies and TV shows have been filmed in Alberta.
Continuation of the franchise Ghostbusters: Afterlife was shot in the provinces in 2020, Jumanji: the next level was shot in Kananaskis the year before, and The ghost, Interstellarand several game of thrones scenes have also been shot across Alberta in recent years.
While the next HBO series The last of us perhaps the most popular production filming in Alberta right now, there are a few other movies and TV shows currently filming in the province, according to the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Broadcast Artists radio (ACTRA).
ACTRA is a Canadian union and its Alberta branch represents the interests of nearly 1,000 members working in English-language recorded media in the province.
With the help of ACTRA Alberta, here’s what’s being filmed in our backyard, March 2022.
The last of us (season one) – TV series
The last of us is based on a 2013 video game of the same name, and it follows the journey of Joel (played by Pedro Pascal), a smuggler tasked with escorting teenage Ellie (Bella Ramsay) through the post-apocalyptic United States. What starts out as a small job turns into a tough trek as the couple travel across the United States and must depend on each other for survival. The last of us was spotted filming in a number of locations in Alberta, including Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, Okotoks, Fort Macleod and High River.
My life with the Walter Boys (season one) – TV series
My life with the Walter Boys is a Netflix Original family comedy about coming of age, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by author Ali Novak. The series follows 16-year-old Manhattanite Jackie Howard, who must learn to adjust to a new life in rural Colorado with her guardian and 12 very rambunctious children, following the loss of her family in a tragic accident.
Ties that bind – characteristic
Listed as “in development” by IMDb, not much is known about the Ties that bind functionality yet. The drama-thriller is currently filming in and around Edmonton and is set to wrap March 18, 2022.
High school (season one) – TV series
Currently in pre-production, High school offers a glimpse into the lives of alt-pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin who grew up in Calgary in the 90s. The series is based on a memoir of the same name, written by the couple, and will be filmed from March 21 to June 2 this year, according to ACTRA.
A house for the holidays
Filmed in and around Calgary from February 21 to March 15, not much is known about A house for the holidays, but it looks like it’s going to be a Christmas movie. At first, it didn’t seem very logical to make a holiday movie just a few months after Christmas; however, most of Alberta is still a winter wonderland, so we can totally understand coming to our province for those festive vibes.
cold road – characteristic
Written and directed by Kelvin Redvers, cold road is filming in Wood Buffalo and northern Alberta beginning February 28, 2022. The film follows an Indigenous woman as she returns to her remote First Nation via a northern highway to visit her dying mother.
dream wedding – characteristic
According to IMDb, Dream Wedding will feature Rebecca Dalton, Jesse Hutch, and Amy Matysio. Directed by Scott Corban Sikma, the feature film will be shot in Alberta from March 21 to April 8, 2022.
Two other productions, key of love (feature) and Joe Piquet (season two) is also set to be filmed in Alberta this spring.