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Dee-Dee Smauels

writer/director/art department

I have been in the industry for over 15 years, where I worked in London UK. Due to an acquired disability I returned to Canada where I am originally from. I don’t like to give up so I returned to College at Fanshawe College on the Television and Film broadcasting program. It was difficult learning to get to know myself again but I managed to make work that I am proud of including a national award for my short documentary. The new skills and increased confidence I have acquired makes my journey something I am grateful for. I have worked as an actor, producer, writer, art department and costumes. I am eager to contribute to the Canadian film and art scene.



Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.