Arm Nation was filmed in cities across Canada as well as on the reserves of Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia, and Peguis First Nation, Manitoba. The final three episodes bring together many of the characters as they travel to Nova Scotia for the Canadian Arm Wrestling Championships. “You get a real-behind-the-scenes look at the championships,” says Marovitch.
Arm Nation is produced by Picture This Productions, the Montreal-based film production company headed up by Marovitch and David Finch, BA (sci. and human affairs) 92, who is also the series director.
Arm wrestling is already a popular televised sport in Eastern and Northern Europe, and Marovitch and Finch hope to replicate that success in North America with Arm Nation.
Picture This Productions has produced award-winning documentaries and television series for more than 20 years, including the documentary series Watchers of the North, broadcast on APTN, CBC and PBS in 2014, as well as the upcoming Seen and Heard, an eight-part web doc series set to premiere online on CBC Arts in November 2018.