Hanna Best in Halifax Homicide [Photo: submitted]

Islanders involved in Halifax Homicide

PEI actors featured in new true-crime documentary

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Filmed in Lower Sackville, NS with an entirely local crew, Halifax Homicide focuses on major crime in the Halifax Regional Municipality and tells three decades worth of cases through interviews and re-enactments.

Several episodes feature Island actors who are currently residing in NS while pursuing their post-secondary education.

The second episode, “The Final Delivery,” examines the murder of Dartmouth pizza delivery driver Donald Chad Smith. The episode stars Mount Stewart’s Josh Langston as murder suspect Randy Riley and Hunter River’s Yeshua Okeafor as convicted murderer Nathan Johnson. Argyle Shore native Brianna Best and Charlottetown’s Jad Ghiz also appear in prominent roles.

Yeshua Okeafor also appears in Episode five, “The Body by the Airport,” as the episode’s titular John Doe. His older sister, Hadeya Okeafor, worked throughout the series as a Production Assistant while also making several on-screen appearances.

Series producer Tieren Hawkins loved working with the Island actors.

“They were so excited, had a high work ethic, and really brought the best out in our team during the filming of their episodes. Josh was a natural star and really brought the intensity we were striving for all season. They were all so great,” he said.

Customers of Bell Fibe can watch the series now on Channel 1 or On Demand on the Bell Fibe TV app. Halifax Homicide was produced by Sleepy Bear Productions Ltd.