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.
'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.
Leah Oke by Michelle Pichert
Crew at Work
Crew at Work near Sointula
Sointula Pop 800-397
SS Valencia West Coast Trail
Mount Maxwell from Bateman Household
Joni Olsen Coast Salish Knitter