Happy in the Haven’hood

Happy in the Haven’hood
Executive producer Shawn Piller directs a stunt during filming of Haven, season five.

Every spring for the past four years, the South Shore of Nova Scotia has played the role of Haven in the hit Syfy/Showcase series. Communities from Peggy’s Cove to Lunenburg and all spots in between double for Stephen King’s Maine. Spectacular scenery and interesting architecture provide the perfect backdrop. Throw in an existing crew and infrastructure base, along with a competitive tax jurisdiction and it’s easy to see why they began production here back in 2010.

We were thrilled to learn they would return again this year to film season five and we were over the moon to discover their episode order had doubled to 26.

“It’s been enormously helpful that South Shore communities have been very supportive of the show,” shared executive producer David MacLeod of Chester’s Big Motion Pictures. “The length of the shooting schedule and the amount of money spent in Nova Scotia will increase dramatically this year.” So will the number of folks who visit the area just to see where the series is filmed. All that worldwide success means a win for us here in the Haven’hood too – wahoo!

Haven star Adam Copeland (left) talks shop with executive producers Lloyd Segan and David MacLeod (right)

Haven star Adam Copeland (left) talks shop with executive producers Lloyd Segan and David MacLeod (right)

The Haven gang share a moment on the beach in Hubbards: (l-r) executive producers Gabrielle Stanton and Matt McGuinness, star Emily Rose, Syfy's original programming manager Claire Sharood, executive producer Shawn Piller, and (keeping watch) star Lucas Bryant.

The Haven gang share a moment on the beach in Hubbards: (l-r) executive producers Gabrielle Stanton and Matt McGuinness, star Emily Rose, Syfy’s original programming manager Claire Sharood, executive producer Shawn Piller, and (keeping watch) star Lucas Bryant.

 
The hard-working Haven crew sets up a shot, including Nathan's famous blue Bronco, on the beach.

The hard-working Haven crew sets up a shot, including Nathan’s famous blue Bronco, on the beach.

Director of photography Eric Cayla (left) with Nova Scotia actors Richard Donat and John Dunsworth, who have been playing brothers Vince and Dave Teagues since the show's inception.

Director of photography Eric Cayla (left) with Nova Scotia actors Richard Donat and John Dunsworth, who have been playing brothers Vince and Dave Teagues since the show’s inception.

At the Haven studio in Chester with (l-r) line producer Ginny Jones Duzak, executive producer David MacLeod of Chester's Big Motion Pictures, and Haven production designer Jennifer Stewart.

At the Haven studio in Chester with (l-r) line producer Ginny Jones Duzak, executive producer David MacLeod of Chester’s Big Motion Pictures, and Haven production designer Jennifer Stewart.

 
Haven shooting at yet another gorgeous South Shore location.

Haven shooting at yet another gorgeous South Shore location.

Stephanie Beaumont
About Stephanie Beaumont

Stephanie Beaumont is the president, CEO & creative director of Sea and be Scene, an entertainment-based magazine-style website designed to celebrate the four Atlantic provinces. She’s also the executive producer & host of SEA AND BE SCENE TV broadcasting on Bell Aliant FibreOP’s Community ONE. Visit seaandbescene.com and follow her on Twitter @seaandbescene

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