Windsor in the Movies

The Town of Windsor and surrounding area have had scenes for several films, Movies of the Week and television shows filmed here. Download the NS Film profile on Windsor NS (446 kB)  . Some include:

Going Down the Road (1970: drama)

Goin' Down the Road - 1970Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. Their previous life is looking better all the time. This movie is a time capsule of Toronto's Yonge Street - record stores (defunct A&A's), bars, and old neighbourhood side streets. (cast: Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley, Jayne Eastwood)

Stolen Hearts ‘Two If By Sea’ (1996: comedy, romance)

Stolen Hearts "Two if by Sea" - 1996Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. Frank takes Roz to an island on the coast of New England, where he wants to sell the painting and also hopes that their sagging relationship will get a positive push back up. Not everything goes as planned, as some thugs and the FBI try to recover the painting and Roz gets attracted not only to the landscape... (Cast: Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Stephen Dillane, Yaphet Kotto)

Songs In Ordinary Time (2000: drama)

Songs in Ordinary Time - 2000(Cast: Sissy Spacek, Beau Bridges, Keir Dullea)

Catch a Falling Star (2000: comedy, drama, romance)

Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off. She wakes up in the middle of nowhere and gets a ride to a small New England town. There she meets and develops a friendship with Joyce, a waitress at a bowling alley. There she meets Ben, a steel mill owner, and later when she goes to get a job in that small town, she meets Ben again. Sydney becomes a nurse at the mill. All the men adore her. There they have many great times together, and Sydney realizes how important real friends are and that small towns are better than big name Hollywood. (Cast: Sela Ward, Rebecca Jenkins, Andrew Jackson, Jane Curtain)

Plain Truth (2004: drama, crime, mystery)

Plain TruthAn unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child. (Cast: Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas)

River King (2005: drama, mystery, thriller)

River King -2005Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was being badly bullied, Abel suspects that a dangerous schoolboy initiation has gone horribly wrong and he secretly solicits the help of a sympathetic teacher, Betsy. He is warned off the investigation by his boss, as the school is a generous benefactor to the Police benevolent fund. Abel, however, cannot let the case go, not only because his own brother committed suicide years before, but also it seems that the spirit of the dead boy is leaving them clues as to what really happened that night. (cast: Edward Burns, Jennifer Ehle, Thomas Gibson)

Just Buried (2006: comedy/drama)

Just-Buried-2007A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business! Cast: Jay Baruchel, Sergio Di Zio, Nigel Bennett)

Tenth Circle (2007: mystery/thriller)

The Tenth CircleDaniel Stone (Ron Eldard) gave up his artistic career to provide a comics-artist and stay at home for his ambitious wife Laura (Kelly Preston) and their spoiled brat Trixie (Britt Robertson). When dream catch Jason Underhill (Jamie Johnston) breaks up with Trixie, to whom he never committed, she passes from denial to seduction during a wild frat party. Despite gentleman Jason's perfect record; everyone tends to believe Trixie when she claims to be raped by him, without any physical evidence. Much later, the ongoing investigation unearths a dark Stone family secret, but not in time to prevent another fatal tragedy.

The Memory Keepers Daughter (2008: drama)

Memory Keepers DaughterA father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards. (Cast includes Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Hugh Thompson)

Ice Castles (2010 : drama, romance, sport)

Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. The road to becoming a champion is tough and forced to leave her family behind and eventually causes the break up between her and her and her boyfriend. While practicing, Alexis suffers a terrible accident that takes her sight and threatens to destroy her dreams. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself she finds herself falling in love all over again with her boyfriend in Nick who (with help from her family) helps her to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.

Cloudburst (2010 : comedy/drama)

Cloudburst - 2010Starring academy award winners Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis -- follows an aging couple on a road trip from Maine to Nova Scotia; where the elderly women hope to become legally married. Along the way, they pick up a young hitchhiker played by Nova Scotia actor Ryan Doucette.

November Christmas (2010: drama)

November Christmas - 2010A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her. (Cast: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson)

Bag of Bones (2011: drama, horror)

Bag of Bones - 2011Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy grandfather. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious ghostly visitations, escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him. (Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish)

Black Bird (2012: drama)

Blackbird 2012An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community. (Cast: Connor Jessup, Alexia Fast, Michael Buie)

Christmas with Holly (2012: drama, family)

Christmas with Holly - 2012Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family. (Movie cast: Mauralea Austin, Adam Baldwin, Naomi Blackhall-Butler)

Lizzie Borden (2013)

Lizzie BordenThe biopic follows the story of Lizzie Borden, the infamous woman acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1892. The film stars Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), Clea DuVall (Argo) and local actors John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) and Shawn Doyle (The Disappeared). The production has shot in Lunenburg, Hantsport, Windsor and the Halifax Regional Municipality.


TV Shows filmed in Windsor and area include


  • Hockey Day in Canada, 2002
  • Garden Giants, 2002
  • Glutton For Punishment , 2008
  • The Classical Now, 2005
  • Farmer’s Almanac TV, 2005
  • On the Road Again, 2005
  • Road Hockey Rumble, 2007
  • Debbie Travis Show, 2010