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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TEASER: Netflix’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Narrated by LEMONY SNICKET (Patrick Warburton) Streams January 13th


Please don’t make the same mistake that Netflix has. Look away before this dire tale is even filmed, and avoid the cruel whimsy and whimsical cruelty of what’s to come. Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), who narrates the series of unfortunate events, suggests you not watch the Netflix series which streams January 13th next year. The [...]

DC TV: Four-Way Crossover SUPERGIRL THE FLASH, ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW at Vancouver’s Boundary Bay Airport


Canada Post Building? It’s The Flash’s turn to host a crop of costumed DC heroes and villains at Vancouver’s Boundary Bay Airport turned S.T.A.R. Laboratories Aerospace Division.  Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) crossed over to hang with The Flash (Grant Gustin) on Friday. And today Caity Lotz shared a photo of the Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The [...]

TONIGHT: TIMELESS Debuts with Trip Back to 1937 Hindenburg Disaster Filmed at Vancouver’s Boundary Bay Airport & Gastown


Back to to the Future meets Mission: Impossible. From Supernatural creator Erik Kripke and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan comes time-travelling action-adventure Timeless tonight. What’s it about? Master criminal Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) steals a time machine and travels back in time to a period before the 1937 Hindenburg disaster with a plan to change [...]

TONIGHT: LUCIFER’s Hot Mom (Tricia Helfer) Gets Naked in Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire To Dismay of Son (Tom Ellis)


Remember when Luficer filmed Mama Morningstar (Tricia Helfer), aka Hot Mom, in a downtown Vancouver alley in July? Now we know why crew hid the sequence with black scrims. Hot Mom gets naked (Helfer in nude underwear) in tonight’s episode to the dismay of her estranged son (Tom Ellis). Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) and his brother [...]

TRAILER: Netflix’s HATERS BACK OFF With Youtube Star Colleen Ballinger as Her Wildly-Popular Character Miranda Sings


Up-and-coming talent has to up-and-come from somewhere. Remember when Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger) starred in a staged small-town parade in Port Coquitlam? Netflix released a trailer today for the upcoming eight-episode half-hour comedy Haters Back Off, based on the wildly popular youtube videos by Colleen Ballinger of her character Miranda Sings. Developed by Ballinger and [...]

VIFF TALK: Emmy Winner Tatiana Maslany of ORPHAN BLACK & THE OTHER HALF


Sarah. Beth. Alison. Cosima. Helena. Rachel. Krystal. M.K. — some of the Leda Clones on Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany plays multiple clones on the Toronto-filmed genre hit Orphan Black, but the actress herself is singular. So articulate. So empathetic. She recently won an Emmy for her work on Orphan Black — the first time a [...]

START: Netflix’s Stephen King Adaption 1922 With Thomas Jane & Molly Parker Filming In Vancouver


Revised and Updated: Netflix’s Stephen King adaption 1922 has started filming in metro Vancouver. What’s it about? In an Omaha, Nebraska, hotel room,  unreliable narrator Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) writes a confession about how he decided to kill his wife Arlette (Molly Parker) and enlist the help of their teen son Henry to do it. [...]

SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Final Season with Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) & Mother (Vera Farmiga) in Horseshoe Bay


The iconic #Mercedes from@InsideBates Motel filming in @HorseshoeBayBC today @yvrshoots — Horseshoe Bay, BC (@HorseshoeBayBC) September 29, 2016 Bates Motel filmed in Horseshoe Bay yesterday as White Pine Bay in the Olive & Anchor restuarant (where Nomero shared a meal). Who was there? Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and Mother (Vera Farmiga), the version of [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Aladdin & Princess Jasmine Take a Night Stroll in Steveston as Storybrooke


Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Storybrooke. Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) looks a lot happier than he did in the desert on Once upon a Time’s season 6 premiere. The savior strolled down Storybrooke’s Main Street tonight with Princess Jasmine (Karen David). Moncton Street lit up for Aladdin/Jasmine walk and talk. @yvrshoots @WhatsFilming #OnceUponATime filming now at [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s SwanQueen (Jennifer Morrison & Lana Parrilla) at Granny’s Diner in Steveston as Storybrooke


Update> Regina and Emma are two proud Moms watching their son Henry dancing with Violet in Granny’s. It’s good to see that Emma and Regina have each other, now that Zelena and the Evil Queen might become wicked, evil BFFs. I’m the sister you want Zelena. — Evil Queen. Things could get very, very wicked. [...]

SHOOT: Jennifer Lynch Directs ONCE UPON A TIME’s Belle (Emilie de Ravin) at Mr. Gold’s in Steveston as Storybrooke


Belle at Mr. Gold’s. That’s a surprise after the events of the Once Upon a Time season 6 premiere when Belle’s unborn son warned her against his father Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle). Yet here she is peering in the door of Mr. Gold’s, filmed at a set on Moncton Street in Steveston. Emilie de Ravin laughs [...]