About.

Earnest Entertainment is a full-service, independent production company based in Victoria, BC. We're grateful to conduct our work as visitors on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lekwungen People. 
 
By bringing together the best film and post-production crews on Vancouver Island, we tell stories that are daring and authentic, resulting in unforgettable, high-quality content.
 
What's the importance of being 'earnest'? It is our superpower. It's the sincere conviction that we bring to each project allowing us to cut through the sensationalism that we often see in today's media and create content with impact.  
 
Deeply committed to the craft of storytelling, we look to tell the diverse stories of the island our company calls home and work hard to establish a deep understanding of our subject matter, building trust with those who have allowed us to share their tale. 
 
Earnest Entertainment is founded by Tara-Lee Novak, an industry veteran who has created content for Canada's major networks including CBC, Global, Knowledge Network and APTN.

Projects.

'Coastal Dwellers' is produced by Earnest Entertainment Ltd. in association with the Knowledge Network.
The documentary series consists of 10-short films that explore the history and culture of Vancouver Island. Many of the short docs, have screened at film festivals across Canada and the U.S. 

The full series is available to stream on the Knowledge Network's website and app.
'64 Tsunami

'64 Tsunami

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/coastal-dwellers/coastal-dwellers

Leah Oke by Michelle Pichert

Leah Oke by Michelle Pichert

Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman

Francis Rattenbury

Francis Rattenbury

Crew at Work

Crew at Work

Victoria's Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown

Crew at Work near Sointula

Crew at Work near Sointula

Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman

Sointula Pop 800-397

Sointula Pop 800-397

SS Valencia West Coast Trail

SS Valencia West Coast Trail

Mount Maxwell from Bateman Household

Mount Maxwell from Bateman Household

Joni Olsen Coast Salish Knitter

Joni Olsen Coast Salish Knitter

 
02 Tara-Lee Novak photo by Emma Rossum P
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Press.

Times Colonist

Ocean

Victoria Now

CTV Interview

Calm Sea

CHEK News

CBC Radio

Contact.

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