Posted: May 26, 2016
Great news announced today for Chester, Nova Scotia based BIG Motion Pictures.
PURE will be produced in 6 x 60 minute shows and will revolve around the "Mennonites who control one of the most efficient drug-trafficking operations in North America." Created by David Macleod and Michael Amo, the series will be filmed on location here in Nova Scotia and in Alberta too.
CBC released the news this morning as part of their 2016-17 fall winter season programming. You can find a full show synopsis, as published by the network, below.
We'll be sure to keep you posted as casting news and production details break - so follow us on twitter @SeaAndBeScene for the latest scoop.
Congratulations to all involved - we sure love to see 'action' here on Canada's EAST coast! SABS
Big Motion Pictures is one of Nova Scotia’s leading film and television production companies, focusing on scripted drama for distribution on all platforms.
For more info on the company visit www.bigmotionpictures.com
PURE Show Synopsis
PURE tells the story of Noah Funk, a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of drug traffickers by betraying a fellow Mennonite to the police. But instead of solving the problem, Noah's actions trigger an ultimatum from Menno mob leader Eli Voss: in order to protect his family he must get involved in the illegal operation. Noah decides that if he must work for the mob, he will secretly gather enough evidence to dismantle the organization.
Hidden from view, Old Order Mennonites exist in a world all their own, dedicated to living the same plain lifestyle as their ancestors. However, a tiny percentage of outlaw Mennonites controls one of the most efficient drug trafficking operations in North America. Supplied by an unholy alliance with the Juarez Cartel, their pipeline extends from Mexico, through the U.S. and into Canada.
Noah finds his beliefs and principles challenged every step of the way. Struggling to save his soul and complete his mission, Noah receives help from an unlikely source: his high school nemesis, local cop Bronco Novak. With his law-enforcement career hanging by a thread, Bronco sees the Menno mob case as his ticket to redemption.