BRINGING TOGETHER FILM PRODUCERS, POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS, CREATIVE COLLABORATORS AND INVESTORS TO DEVELOP AN INTERACTIVE FILM STUDIO IN HAMILTON.
Hammerwood is an initiative developed and led by Patrick Gagliardi of PGG Media Group. The initiative’s goal is to bring together film producers, post secondary institutions, creative collaborators and investors to develop an interactive film studio in Hamilton. The city of Hamilton already fosters a growing film industry with leaders in business and skilled artists and technicians working and growing it’s film infrastructure. The city is privy to a regional tax incentive (OMDC), is in close proximity to creative epicenters, houses an international airport and easy access to the American border and encompasses hectares of industrial land. Working in collaboration with post secondary institutions, Hammerwood strives to develop a workflow and facility that integrates students working and observing real film production workflows. As students graduate, they will sustain the growing film industry in Hamilton and surrounding areas (Toronto), growing Ontario’s film industry and securing Canada’s presence as a major player in film production.