TV crew returning to Kentville to talk taxes still looking for participants

Kirk Starratt
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Town Crier Lloyd Smith’s poses for development producer Tara-Lee Novak. Jennifer Hoegg 

A TV production company is looking for families in Kentville interested in exploring a possible role in a show they’re developing.

The Force Four crew from Vancouver is returning to Kentville from Feb. 21 to 24 to shoot new scenes for their proposed series. The show would feature residents having the chance to see what life would be like without taxes.

“We went from coast to coast to find the right community to take this on,” development producer Tara-Lee Novak said.

One event they have planned is a taxation discussion to take place at Kentville town hall on Feb. 23. The on-camera rally is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the council chambers. The show’s host – whose identity has yet to be revealed - will explain the rules of the social experiment and help facilitate discussion.

Novak said the crew was in Kentville last year, focusing on different families and holding an on-camera rally in Centre Square. She said they plan to shoot footage to add to what they gathered last year.

The concept involves participants being given a pooled sum of money that equates to their taxes. Households will have to organize and manage their own services. If they beat the budget, participants stand money, awards and incentives.

Force Four is still looking for families to get involved. “I would encourage people to reach out to me,” Novak said.

She recognizes that the experience might not be for everyone. If people think they might like to take part but find the thought of not knowing what they’re getting themselves into scary, they’re welcome to email Novak with their questions and concerns.

Novak “couldn’t be happier” with how the project is going and said it’s the town’s spirit that has kept the project alive and well.


If you’re interested in attending the taxation discussion on Feb. 23 at town hall, email Force Four to reserve your seat.

If you’d like to be featured in the series, email Force Four and ask about filling out an application.

Force Four would also like to hear from you if you think this social experiment will fail.

Their address is


Geographic location: Kentville, Vancouver, Centre Square

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