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Joel Welch

Background / Principal



Between 41- 60


I am a retired RCMP officer (retired March 2021 at the rank of Sergeant); lawyer (not currently practising), and current PhD student (law) at Western University (my dissertation involves using science fiction to explore legal issues with emerging technologies and space law). My relevant skillset includes experience in using firearms (pistols, rifles, shotguns, carbines, as well as black powder muskets and canons), tactics, fencing (sabre, foil, and epee), and bartending. 

I have a valid Firearms Licence (PAL – non-restricted and restricted) and Smart Serve qualification. I hold dual Canadian/U.S. citizenship and can legally work in either country. 

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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? 

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