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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SEASON 4: THE MAGICIANS Starts Filming Season 4 in Vancouver Today

Syfy’s The Magicians started filming season 4 in metro Vancouver today. The floor outside the office of Dean Fogg. Day 1 of shooting Season 4. #TheMagicians — John McNamara (@johnthemcnamara) June 11, 2018 Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians began with Quentin Coldwater’s arrival at Brakebills University, a school dedicated to training Magicians. [...]

START: THE 100 Season 6 With Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avergopoulos Starts Filming August 15th in Vancouver

The 100 season 6. Filming from: August 15th to January 31st, 2019. Cast: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Lindsey Morgan, Marie Avgeropoulos, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Henry Ian Cusick, Paige Turco. Blodreina Season 5 finale airs Tuesday, August 7th on The CW. Waking up after 125 years of cryogenic sleep Bellamy and Clarke look at their [...]

START: SUPERGIRL Season 4 With Melissa Benoist Starts Filming July 11th in Vancouver

Supergirl season 4. Filming from: July 11th to April 15th, 2019. Cast: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath. Season 3 finale on Monday, June 18th. Season 4 premieres  this Fall on Sundays at 8 p.m. on The CW. Note: Melissa Benoist is currently performing on Broadway in [...]

BIG MOVIE: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE Trailer with Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Jeff Bridges

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell. Bad Times at the El Royale filmed in metro Vancouver from late January [...]

TV PILOTS: Freeform Pilot MOTHERLAND Starts Filming in Vancouver This July

Update: Motherland starts filming a little later than earlier reported. Freeform pilot Motherland is expected to film in Vancouver this summer, starting July 9th. What’s it about? In an alternate America, gender and power are reversed, with women on the military front lines not men. Amd in another twist, their weapons are supernatural not guns [...]

NEW MOVIE: A SCORE TO SETTLE With Nicolas Cage Starts Filming July 3rd in Kelowna

Update: A Score to Settle starts a little later. Originally reported June 24th start date. Will be July 3rd start date. Remember when Nicolas Cage was spotted in Osoyoos in late 2016? Cage is filming a movie in Kelowna called A Score to Settle. What’s it about?: Mobster Frank Caver (Nicolas Cage) is released from [...]

LOCATION: DESCENDANTS 3 with Dove Cameron in North Vancouver’s Lynn Canyon Today, Thursday & Friday Overnight

Updated: June 9th. Descendants 3 overnight Friday shoot cancelled because of cast illness. Will rechedule. @yvrshoots @WhatsFilming I went to the Descendants set today to see if they were filming and it turns out that one of the cast members got sick so they will come back to film there in a few weeks. [...]

LOCATION: Asian Rom-Com ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE With Ali Wong & Randall Park at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret

Magnificent hair. Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe is at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret for the second day today. What’s it about? Two childhood sweethearts are in vastly different socioeconomic situations when they reconnect as adults. Sasha (Ali Wong) is a celebrity chef in a San Francisco restaurant while Marcus (Randall Park) is a musician who [...]

NEW MOVIE: Bron’s NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK Casts Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto, Leslie Odon Jr. and Cynthia Erivo

  Orlando Bloom is coming to Vancouver. To film Bron Studios’ Needle in a Timestack. Along with Freida Pinto, Leslie Odon Jr. and Cynthia Erivo (who shot Bad Times at the El Royale here). What’s it about? A couple try to hold onto their marriage in a world where time travel is possible — meaning [...]

LEO AWARDS: VAN HELSING is Drama Series Nominee. Christopher Heyerdahl, Aleks Paunovic & Jonathan Scarfe Nominees.

Leo Awards Update: Christopher Heyerdahl wins Leo for his lead performance. Van Helsing is an American series, like most of the other Dramatic Series nominees in this year’s Leo Awards. But it has a lot of Vancouver content. Producers. Performers. Directors. Screenwriters. Stunt Coordinator. Cinematographer. Casting. Costumes. Makeup. Hairstyling. Van Helsing went into the Leo [...]


Leo Awards Best Stunt Coordination Nominees Prison Break – WINNER Lauro Chartrand Season 5 Premiere — Ogygia Lauro Chartrand wins Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series – Prison Break: Ogygia #LeoAwards18 — Leo Awards (@leoawards) June 4, 2018 Arrow Curtis Braconnier, Eli Zagoudakis Season 6 Premiere — Fallout Big fight on Georgia Viaduct. Supernatural [...]