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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NEW SERIES: THE GOOD DOCTOR With Freddie Highmore To Film in Vancouver & Air Monday Nights On ABC

It’s time to change the way you think. Sometimes being different can make all the difference.  His mind is extraordinary. New series The Good Doctor will air Mondays at 10 p.m. on ABC this Fall. What’s it about? Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore from Bates Motel) is a young, autistic medical savant who’s up for [...]

RESET: ONCE UPON A TIME Says Goodbye to Sundays & Storybrooke (Steveston) in Season 7

Lana Parrilla and Adam Horowitz at ABC Upfront in New York City. Once Upon a Time moves to Fridays from Sundays this Fall on ABC, as the anchor of  a new genre night leading into Marvel’s Inhumans. The fairy tales series’ reset will focus on old favourites like the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook [...]

FINALE: Teaser For SUPERGIRL Season 2 Finale With Supergirl Vs Superman & Supergirl Vs Rhea

The Season Finale. The Fight of the Century. Is the Fight For our Planet. Superman returns and Cat Grunt offers Supergirl some sage advice. Supergirl challenges Rhea to battle to save National City. Supergirl vs Superman. Filmed in Vancouver’s Robson Square.  Queen Rhea Vs Supergirl. Filmed on a downtown Vancouver rooftop. 1133 Melville Street. @TheCWSupergirl [...]


Paul McCartney shared a photo in costume as his new character on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He was quietly added for reshoots in Vancouver last year. That makes two iconic 1960s rockers in the franchise — Paul McCartney of The Beatles as an undisclosed character and Keith Richards of The Rolling [...]

REVERSAL: Time Team Gets NBC to Reverse Cancellation. Season 2 Ordered for Filmed-in-Vancouver Series.

Did the Time Team really go back three days to reverse NBC’s decision to cancel the series? Something happened because NBC reconsidered and ordered ten more episodes so there will be a second season of Timeless filming in Vancouver. Things are moving so fast that it’s not clear when season 2 will air but it’s [...]

TV PILOTS: NBC Greenlights VR Drama REVERIE With Sarah Shahi. Pilot Filmed in Vancouver. Will Series?

NBC has picked up VR drama pilot Reverie with Sarah Shahi and Dennis Haysbert to series. The pilot filmed in Vancouver like the downtown skate park under the Viaducts pictured above. Related: Drama Pilot Reverie Films in Downtown Vancouver Skate Park. What’s it about? Mara Knit (Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi), a college professor trained [...]

TV PILOTS: CBS Greenlights Pilot WISDOM OF THE CROWD to Series. Will it film in Vancouver?

Jeremy Piven. Entourage image. CBS ordered pilot Wisdom of the Crowd with Jeremy Piven to series today. The pilot filmed in Vancouver at locations like The Nest at the University of British Columbia and Pacific Central Station. Will the series shoot here too? What’s it about? Inspired by the notion that a million minds are [...]

TV PILOTS: Refugees-from-the-Future ABC Pilot THE CROSSING Goes to Series. Will it Film in Vancouver?

500 Refugees. 47 Survivors. 1 Unimaginable Secret. Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, but it turns out the country they are fleeing from is America … the future. As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: The lives of [...]

TV PILOTS: ABC Pilot THE GOOD DOCTOR With Freddie Highmore Goes to Series. Will Series Film in Vancouver?

Update: The Good Doctor gets 10 p.m. slot on ABC Mondays this Fall. Sometimes being different makes all the difference. ABC greenlit the filmed-in-Vancouver pilot The Good Doctor to series today. What’s it about? Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore from Bates Motel) is a young, autistic medical savant who’s up for a job as surgeon [...]

SEASON 7: Reset ONCE UPON A TIME Back Filming in Vancouver This July With Regina, Rumple, Hook & New Characters

A reset Once Upon a Time will start filming season 7 in metro Vancouver this July with Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) plus new characters. Time to celebrate, Oncers! #OnceUponATime is returning for a new season! — Once Upon A Time (@OnceABC) May 12, 2017 7. #OnceUponATime #ThankYouFansandAbc — [...]

SEASON 2: RIVERDALE With K J Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse & Camila Mendes Expected to Start Filming June 22nd in Vancouver

Who killed Jason Blossom? That was the mystery at the heart of season one of the Archie Comics adaption Riverdale with K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Madaleine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom and Ashleigh Murray as Josie of Josie and the Pussycats. [...]