Evangeline was a film based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem of the same name. It was both the first Canadian feature-length motion-picture and the very first film shot on location in Canada. Evangeline was produced by the Canadian Bioscope Company, founded in 1912 by H.H.B. Holland, with its headquarters at 108-118 Pleasant Street (now the Foundry Building on Barrington Street, near Inglis). The company went on to produce seven widely varied films for the Canadian market – none of which has survived; with the outbreak of World War I, Canadian Bioscope went out of business.
Reference: James Billman Nova Scotia Archives 1981-295 no. 1 / negative: N-1652
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