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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Update: Leo Awards: Visual Effects Nominees: WINNER: The Flash Season 3 I Know Who You Are Armen V. Kevorkian, Marc Lougee, James Baldanzi, Andranik Taranyan, Shirak Agresta Related: The Flash VFX Team’s Leo Nomination for Killer Frost’s Ice Highway. Armen V. Kevorkian, Marc Lougee, James Baldanzi, Andranik Taranyan & Shirak Agresta win Best Visual Effects [...]

BIG MOVIE: ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE With Ali Wong & Randall Park Starts Filming in Vancouver Next Week

Big comedy Always Be My Maybe starring Ali Wong and Fresh Off the Boat’s Randall Park starts filming in Vancouver on Monday. What’s it about? Two childhood friends are in vastly different socioeconomic situations when they fall in love as adults. Written by Randall Park, Ali Wong and Michael Golamco, the rom-com will be directed [...]

START: Season 2 of Hit Series THE GOOD DOCTOR With Freddie Highmore to Start June 27th in Vancouver

Freddie Highmore at the ABC Upfront. The Good Doctor returns to Vancouver this summer. Filming of the second season starts June 27th in metro Vancouver, with Freddie Highmore back as the autistic and brilliant Dr. Shaun Murphy. The Good Doctor was a Top Ten hit in its freshman season, ranking #7 in total viewers with [...]

DISNEY: KIM POSSIBLE With Sadie Stanley as Kim & Alyson Hannigan as her Mother To Film in Vancouver This June/July

Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) is coming to Vancouver to play Dr. Ann Possible, Kim’s brain surgeon mother on Disney’s live-action adaption of Kim Possible.   Based on the popular animated series, the amazing teen Kim Possible is a star student and world-saver who has defeated some of the worst super-villains with some [...]

NEW SERIES: TNT’s SNOWPIERCER Series With Daveed Diggs Expected To Start Filming This Summer in Vancouver

Fight your way to the front. Update: New filming dates = August 20th to December 22nd. TNT ‘s Snowpiercer series is expected to start filming this summer in Vancouver under new showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), who replaces Josh Friedman. Inspired by Bong Joon Ho’s futuristic 2013 thriller with Chris Evans, the 10-episode series takes [...]

LOCATION: DESCENDANTS 3 at Britannia Mine Museum and Minaty Bay This Thursday/Friday.

Sofia Carson as Evie. Dove Cameron as Mal. Descendants 3 –about the teenage children of classic Disney villains — is expected to film at the Britannia Mine Museum and Minaty Bay south of Squamish this Thursday and Friday. Both locations are private property. The third of the hit Disney musicals has the working title The Big [...]

NEXT: SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist) Finds Her Mother Alura (Erica Durance) on Part of Krypton That Survived

Supergirl is stunned to find a part of Krypton that survived the destruction of the planet and her mother Alura Zor-el (Erica Durance) alive. Argo City, Kara’s home on Krypton. Filmed at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Gardens and Bloedel Conservatory. @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots kyprtonian flea market — Shayne Cohen (@Talentedkatz) March 29, 2018 @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots Chris wood [...]

START: Disney Musical DESCENDANTS 3 With Dove Cameron About to Start Filming in Vancouver & Victoria

After a month of rehearsals, Descendants 3 –about the teenage children of classic Disney villains — is ready to start filming in Vancouver and Victoria. The third of the hit Disney muscials — with the working title The Big Sleep — gets underway tomorrow May 22nd and is expected to wrap July 7th. Star Dove Cameron shared [...]

FINALE: Run Mr. Allen Run. THE FLASH Goes Inside Clifford DeVoe’s Mind Inception-Style in Season Finale

Screencap. You’re in my mind now. There’s no escape. Run Mr. Allen Run. — Clifford DeVoe. We are the Flash is a group effort to stop Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) aka The Thinker, with one unexpected ally — DeVoe’s wife Marlize. The CW image. Candice Patton as Iris West & Kim Engelbrecht as Marlize. The [...]

FINALE: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Evil Queen Crowned Good Queen in Series Finale

Updated: The Evil Queen gets her happy ending. Remember how Once Upon a Time started? With the Evil Queen crashing Snow White and Prince Charming’s wedding. And then casting a dark curse to send all the fairy tale characters to the town of Storybrooke in Maine. Well seven seasons and 155 episodes on, the show [...]

FINALE: SUPERNATURAL’s Jensen Ackles’s New Character is Michael as Fans Predicted

Updated: Thanks for the meat suit — Michael to Dean. Lucifer versus Michael showdown redux. And Apocalypse World’s archangel Michael wins in Dean Winchester’s body. And then reneges on the deal. So that’s Michael walking down the street dressed like he stepped out of Peaky Blinders. Well, this can’t be good. Thanks for watching this [...]