Canada undeniably has every ingredient required to make great movies: Top-notch actors, gifted directors, world-class production professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, access to government funding and cities with filming policies and tax incentives that are more than accommodating. So why does 'Porky's' remain one of the highest-grossing movies in Canadian history? Why aren't we churning out blockbusters that people can't wait to see?
It's a given that Canadian studios don't have the kind of promotional budgets that can compete with the Hollywood marketing machine. But there's more to it than that. For whatever reason, Canadians just aren't interested in Canadian movies - unless, of course, the movies garner international acclaim. Then we're all over it, proudly declaring that it came from Canada.