Big News – Big Motion Pictures PURE

Posted: May 26, 2016

Great news announced today for Chester, Nova Scotia based BIG Motion Pictures.

The team behind movie and TV projects like MOBY DICK, CALL ME FITZ and HAVEN will go to camera on a new dramatic miniseries called PURE.


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

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.


  1. I saw the preview and thought UMMMM looks interesting so I watched it last night and let me tell you I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it.It was also nice to see one of our own Cory Beals on film much success for him as he sure deserves it.

    Comment by Mae — January 10, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

  2. I just watched the 3rd episode last night having missed the first complete episode and most of the second one. I MUST go back and pick those episodes up. This show is VERY entertaining. It's the new Breaking Bad, but with, of course , a Canadian twist ... It's actually Breaking Good!

    Comment by Walter Tose — January 24, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

  3. I want more season two please and can we buy the series on DVD

    Comment by Fran — February 7, 2017 @ 10:41 am

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