The novel Random Passage tells a tale of Newfoundland outport life as it might have been in the early 1800s. Ten years after its publication this story was made into a TV Mini-Series, which of course required the creation of a filmset.

This small cove near New Bonaventure was chosen as the location of the filmset because it is so secluded, you can easily walk around here and imagine you’ve somehow stepped back in time:

Random Passage filmset - New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset – New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset - New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset – New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset - New Bonaventure

Random Passage filmset – New Bonaventure

Some outside details:

Urchin-eyed scare crow - Random Passage filmset

Urchin-eyed scare crow – Random Passage filmset

Ned & Mary's house - Random Passage filmset

Ned & Mary’s house – Random Passage filmset

Some inside details:

House on the wharf - Random Passage filmset

House on the wharf – Random Passage filmset

Inside the school - Random Passage filmset

Inside the school – Random Passage filmset

Toys & counting frames - Random Passage filmset

Toys & counting frames – Random Passage filmset

A visit to the Random Passage filmset is highly recommended to anyone interested in Newfoundland’s outport history, and of course to anyone looking for some unique ‘back in time’ photo opportunities.

Find out more about visiting the filmset here.