Author Page For: Susan Gittins

Longtime mainstream media (MSM) journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion. Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly for three years. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012.
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BIG MOVIE: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG With Jim Carrey & James Marsden Starts Filming in Vancouver

Paramount’s live-action/animated adaption of video game Sonic the Hedgehog starts filming today in Vancouver. The Sonic movie (working title Casino Night) has a major shoot planned for Ladysmith later on. Related: Sonic the Hedgehog Plans  $7-Million Shoot in Ladysmith this September. Filming dates: July 30th to September 26th. What’s it about? Sonic the Hedgehog and his pals [...]

RENEWED: ALTERED CARBON Gets Season 2 With Anthony Mackie as Interstellar Warrior’s New Body

In the 25th century, humans are digitized and can be downloaded into different bodies, making death almost obsolete. Takeshi Kovacs has a new sleeve in Altered Carbon season 2. Anthony Mackie (Falcon in Marvel’s The Avengers mega-franchise) takes over from Joel Kinnaman. Netflix renewed its hard R-rated sci-fi series Altered Carbon for a second season [...]

START: CHARMED Season 1 Pushed Two Weeks to Mid-August Start of Filming in Vancouver

Charmed Season 1. Update: Charmed pushed from end of July to mid-August start. Filming from: August 13th to December 21st Sundays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Premieres October 14th. Cast: Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blain. What’s it about: After the tragic death of their mother Marisol, three sisters in a [...]

NEW MOVIE: Lars Klevberg Reboot of Cult Horror Film CHILD’S PLAY To Shoot in Vancouver This Fall

Child’s Play Update: Filming pushed back a week. Is Chucky coming back as a robot? Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg is set to remake the 1980s cult horror film Child’s Play (working title The Kaslan Project) in Vancouver this Fall. Filming dates: September 17th to November 8th. What’s it about? 12-year-old Andy and his ragtag group of [...]

RESHOOTS: Two More Days of THE PREDATOR Additional Photography in Vancouver

Predator on Predator. More reshoots: July 28th-29th. The Predator panel at San Diego Comic Con revealed a much larger Predator attacking a normal-sized Predator. What’s going on? Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock image. The Hunt has evolved with stronger, smarter and deadlier alien hunters. The Predator trailer: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, [...]

SEASON 2: SIREN Season 2 With Eline Powell as the Mermaid Starts Filming in Vancouver

Siren Season 2 Filming from: July 26th to March 15th, 2019. We’re back. #SirenSeason2 has begun production. Video via @ElinePowell. — Siren (@SirenTV) July 26, 2018 Cast: Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen. Finding mermaids was just the beginning. #SirenSeason2 is coming to @FreeformTV in 2019. #Siren #FreeformUpfront — Siren (@SirenTV) May [...]

SEASON 4: SUPERGIRL’s New Armoured Suit in Action on National City Fair Grounds Set in Vancouver

Supergirl Season 4. Jennifer Clarke, stunt double. Updated: Episode 4×04 Ahimsa. Season 4 villains Mercy & Otis Graves (Rhona Mitra & Robert Baker) use the device used to end Season 2’s Daxamite invasion but this time the atmosphere is flooded with Kryptonite instead of lead which almost kills Supergirl until Lena comes up with a [...]

BIG BUDGET: Part of CALL OF THE WILD With Harrison Ford Will Film in B.C. This Summer

Call of the Wild The latest big-budget adaption of Jack London’s novel about the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s stars Harrison Ford as prospector Jack Thornton. Almost all of it will be filmed in California except for three days in British Columbia late this August. Vancouver Filming Dates: August 22nd to 24th. Cast: Harrison [...]

SEASON 7: ARROW’s Oliver Queen’s in Jail. And Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards)’s a Barista?

Arrow Season 7. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) outed himself as the Green Arrow last season and went to prison to protect his wife, son and team. Is that why Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is working as a barista with hot-pink-streaked hair? She’s hiding in plain sight. Felcity’s working as a barista with pink-streaked hair in [...]

SEASON 4: LEGENDS OF TOMORROW With Caity Lotz Heads to the Salem Witch Trials

Updated: The Legends of Tomorrow head back to Salem to the witch trials. Zari ends up on the pyre after trying to help a mother accused of being a witch. Production set up the pyre in Ladner’s North 40 Reserve Park. Two crewbies stand in for the actresses. Caity Lotz shared a stunt rehearsal for [...]

SEASON ONE: A MILLION LITTLE THINGS With David Guintoli & Grace Park Starts Filming in Vancouver

A Million Little Things season 1 Update: ABC ordered 4 more episodes for total of 17 =  filming until early February.. What’s it about: Four male friends from Boston are shocked when Jon, the one friend whose life seemed most together, commits suicide. That’s a wake up call to them and their significant others to [...]