Sept. 9, 2022Print | PDF
Laurier’s Brantford campus has appealing 19th century architecture mixed with modern interiors that have attracted the film industry for years. Here is a selection of recent films and TV shows that have used our campus as a backdrop:
The Handmaid’s Tale – 2018, 2020, 2022 (TV) – This show has used several locations in Brantford, including Laurier’s One Market, Carnegie and more for the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.
The Whispering – 2021 (Film) – Lecture halls of Laurier’s Research and Academic Centre lent to major scenes in this thrilling drama set in Maryland.
Frankie Drake – 2020 (TV) – The Carnegie building was transformed into a backdrop for this 1920s-era all-female private detective series.
Murdoch Mysteries – 2011-2017, 2020 (TV) – This famously Canadian mystery series set around the 1900s has repeatedly used Laurier’s Carnegie and Post House buildings for their historical set.
Awake – 2019 (Film) - The urban landscape in downtown Brantford, including the Expositor Building was transformed into a post-apocalyptic set for this Netflix drama.
Race for the White House – 2019 (TV) - In this historical CNN drama, the Carnegie Building was transformed into the office of Senator Barak Obama and steps of congress.
In the Shadow of the Moon – 2018 (Film) – If you look closely, you may recognize the facades of Expositor Place and the surrounding streets, which were made to look like 1980’s Philadelphia for this thriller for Netflix.
The Cuban - 2018 (Film) - This drama explores power of music over Alzheimer's with Oscar winning star, Louis Gossett Jr. was shot using scenes shot all over Brantford, including Laurier’s Brantford campus.