Cambridge Continues To Be A Favourite Setting For Film Production
There is a buzz of activity at Forbes Estate as another film production comes to Hespeler. Polocorp is proud to announce a second filming project, in the last 3 months, is coming to Forbes Estate in Hespeler (Cambridge). Polocorp is a Kitchener-based family business with four decades of experience in the southern Ontario development industry. In coordination with the City of Cambridge Film Office, Polocorp is working to bring new projects to the area. With the lure of the recently restored Forbes home, there has been a lot of interest.
The first production finished in May for Frankie Drake Mysteries, this current production will be at the Forbes Estate until late September. Polocorp is discussing film opportunities with other Canadian and International productions to come to the estate once this production has been completed.
Polocorp is pleased to bring new and exciting film projects to the community. Our goal is to bring new business to local companies and raise the profile for the entire community,” said Joseph Puopolo, CMO Polocorp
The Forbes home is a great resource for the community. Polocorp is committed to preserving the landmark and giving the Forbes home full Heritage designation.
Currently, the Forbes Estate is finding new life as a bustling film studio that is bringing hundreds of new people and business into the community.
Forbes Estate in Cambridge joins other productions, such as the Handmaid’s Tale, as a popular backdrop for popular shows. The City of Cambridge Film Office was recently nominated by the Location Managers Guild International Awards for Outstanding Film Commission. According to the City of Cambridge there has been a 3.7m economic impact over the past 4 years and filming inquiries are up 33% year over year.
“We think it is pretty cool that all this movie action is happening right here in Hespeler Village. We’re glad Polocorp is making the most of an opportunity to make the beautiful Forbes Estate mansion a great filming location while they progress toward their masterplan for the site. Four Fathers Brewing loves it because it gives us a chance to share our great beer and food experience with folks that may not have been in the area to try us out otherwise. Nice.” commented Martin Castellan, co-founder of Four Fathers Brewing Company Ltd.
In addition to bringing additional attention and notoriety to the City of Cambridge, more people are also bringing new business to Hespeler Village. Four Fathers Brewing Co., a brand new Brewery, has benefited from the film projects in the area.
"I am delighted that another production is coming to Hespeler. Our quaint village is always welcoming to visitors, tourists, and especially actors and film productions. We do like to watch the action,” said Donna Reid - City of Cambridge Ward 1 Councillor.
“Cambridge’s growing Film and TV reputation is a real strength for our community. As we continue to build our connections with this exciting and expanding industry, we are seeing the benefits that these projects have on Cambridge, both by bringing people and money into our community and by supporting our local creative enterprises.” Kathryn McGarry - Mayor of the City of Cambridge.
Polocorp is a Kitchener-based family business with four decades of experience in the southern Ontario development industry. Its first major project is also its home: The J.M. Schneider homestead at 379 Queen St. in Kitchener. Buildings were restored and adapted into office space and won the city’s 2004 Mike Wagner Heritage Award.
Historic Forbes Estate