Author Page For: Susan Gittins

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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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SHOOT: C. Kim Miles Directs THE FLASH (Grant Gustin) at Vancouver’s Canada Post Building Downtown

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Leo beat me in a race today. I wasn’t ready… pic.twitter.com/TwoBBd3AKx — Grant Gustin (@grantgust) August 27, 2016 The Flash’s Director of Photography C. Kim Miles directs season three’s fifth episode Monster today in downtown Vancouver on the closed 600 block of Homer Street. That’s Grant Gustin in the red suit. Here’s another shot of [...]

TV PILOTS: TBS Pilot WORLD’s END With Hamish Linklater, Maribeth Monroe & Wanda Sykes Starts Filming in Vancouver Monday

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TBS dark comedy pilot World’s End starts filming Monday in metro Vancouver. Adapted from Icelandic dramedy Heimsendir, World’s End is about high school English teacher Henry Mueller (Hamish Linklater) who suffers a breakdown and ends up in an asylum where he leads an inmate revolt. Head Nurse Suzanne (Maribeth Monroe) and her ex-wife Louise Baldwin (Wanda [...]

NEW TV MOVIE: Lifetime Biopic BRITNEY About Britney Spears (Natasha Bassett) To Film in Vancouver This Fall

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Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the couple. They seemed perfect for one other but it unravelled. Lifetime biopic Britney with Natasha Bassett as the pop princess will look at that fairy tale romance, the 2002 breakup and the aftermath as Britney spiralled out of control for [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) & Dr. Archie Hopper (Raphael Sbarge) in Steveston as Storybrooke

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Is Emma, Archie’s patient in season 6? Once Upon a Time filmed a sequence of Dr. Archie Hopper (Raphael Sbarge) talking to Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) outside his office in Storybrooke. He keeps talking and she drives away in her yellow VW Bug. Jennifer Morrison resets, backing up the Yellow VW bug. Not sure that [...]

TEASER: DIRK GENTLY’s HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Teaser Released in U.S. As The Rowdy Boys Wrap

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Here’s a Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency teaser. We can’t see it in Vancouver where the show is filmed and the secondary cast lives. Like The Rowdy Boys — Michael Eklund, Viv Leacock, Zak Santiago and Ostric Chau — photographed at Ladner’s North 40 Dog Park yesterday. It’s the Rowdy boys last day ☠😭📽🛠💀💥 @DirkGentlyBBCA [...]

SHOOT: End-of-the-World Comedy NO TOMORROW With Tori Anderson & Joshua Sasse at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park

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What item is on Xavier’s “Apocalyst” today? Upcoming CW end-of-the-world comedy No Tomorrow filmed a jumping-off-a-cliff stunt at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park on the first day of production in Vancouver. What’s No Tomorrow about? Uptight quality-control assessor Evie (Tori Anderson) falls for free-spirited Xavier (Joshua Sasse), who lives life to the fullest because he’s calculated [...]

NEW MOVIE: Jamie Dagg’s Thriller SWEET VIRGINIA With Jon Bernthal To Film Late This Summer in Vancouver

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Revised: Vancouver filming dates updated. Jon Bernthal (Daredevil’s Punisher/The Walking Dead’s Shane) is cast as the motel proprietor with a dark past in Canadian director Jamie M. Dagg’s upcoming thriller Sweet Virginia, according to Deadline Hollywood. The Black List script is expected to start production this Saturday in metro Vancouver. Marvel’s Daredevil image. The Walking [...]

START: ABC Comedy IMAGINARY MARY with Jenna Elfman Starts Filming in Vancouver

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A woman’s imaginary friend helps her transition to life with a man with three kids. ABC image. In the ABC comedy, Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) is Alice the bachelorette who turns to her imaginary friend Mary as her life changes. That was the pitch from The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg and David Guaracio for [...]

NEW TV MOVIE: DRINK SLAY LOVE With Cierra Ramirez & Zach Peladeau Filming in Vernon

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Revised and updated: Zach Peladeau not Greg Sulkin is the male lead in Drink Slay Love. And Sulkin is now the ex-boyfriend of the Lifetime movie’s co-executive producer Bella Thorne. A new teen vampire saga starts filming in Vernon this week with American social media stars in front of and behind the camera.. Drink Slay [...]

SHOOT: SUPERNATURAL’s Winchester Brothers (Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki) & the Impala in Burnaby

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The Winchester Brothers together again in Burnaby. Season 12 starts off with the brothers separated but Dean and Sam Winchester will reunite and ride in Dean’s 1967 Chevy Impala as they are meant to do. As the film notice for Thursday’s shoot explains: Supernatural is about “two brothers, who following in their father’s footsteps, hunt [...]

FINAL SEASON: BATES MOTEL With Vera Farmiga & Freddie Highmore Films its Fifth & Final Season in Vancouver This Fall

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Bates Motel films its fifth and final season in metro Vancouver this Fall. After it wraps early next year, the iconic Bates House and Motel set in Aldergrove will be torn down. Mother-and-son Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) Bates in happier times. Last season in the penultimate episode Forever, Norman killed his mother [...]