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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SHORT FILM: Jeff Cassidy’s SIDEKICK With ONCE UPON A TIME’s Josh Dallas, Arrow’s Emily Bett Rickards & The Flash’s Tom Cavanagh

There’s A Hero In All of Us. It’s a Once Upon a Time/Arrow/The Flash crossover in a short heartfelt super hero-themed film written and directed by Jeff Cassidy, part of The Flash camera crew. Once Upon a Time’s Charming  (Josh Dallas) and The Arrow’s Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are parents of a young boy, Prison Break’s [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s CaptainSwan (Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrison) & Charming (Josh Dallas) in Fog in Steveston

Once Upon a Time is filming in fake fog tonight in Steveston. CaptainSwan (Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrsion) and Charming (Josh Dallas) did a brief sequence walking down Storybrooke’s Main Street to Granny’s Diner. Emma with a drawn sword. Who’s the threat? Rolling. Josh Dallas checks the monitor on the way back. Look who else [...]

NEXT: THE FLASH (Grant Gustin) Battles Monster at Downtown Vancouver Public Library Next Tuesday

What kind of Monster would wreck a night market? And why does The Flash (Grant Gustin) need all that rope? Director of Photography C. Kim Miles directed Monster written by screenwriter Zach Stenz. My photo of The Flash (Grant Gustin) with rope below. Related: The Flash (Grant Gustin) at Vancouver Public Library. Screencaps. Earlier in [...]

NEXT: TIMELESS Trio (Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter & Malcolm Barrett) at Battle of the Alamo Next Monday. Texas Fort Set in Vancouver.

Next week Timeless’s time-travelling trio Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) find themselves in 1836 stranded inside the famous Texas fort of the Battle of the Alamo, surrounded by Mexican soldiers — knowing that everyone inside died. Production built the Texas Fort set on Vancouver’s Kent Hangar field. Set of the [...]

NEXT: Underground Alien Fight Club On SUPERGIRL With Dichen Lachman As Roulette Next Monday. Partly Filmed in New Westminster.

The Girl of Steel isn’t going down without a fight. Stream the latest #SupergirlCW before tomorrow’s new episode: — Supergirl (@TheCWSupergirl) October 30, 2016 There are no rules in my cage tonight. No laws. — Roulette (Dichen Lachman). I’m shutting you down. — Supergirl. The Girl of Steel. Tonight they fight to the [...]

NEXT: ONCE UPON A TIME Saviors X Two – Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) & Aladdin (Deniz Akdenz) – Next Sunday

ABC image. In this Sunday’s Once Upon a Time, it’s saviors times two. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) tries to talk Aladdin (Deniz Akdenz) into helping Jasmine save Agrabah. She meets up with him in Stevston as Storybrooke. ABC images.   [...]

TONIGHT: SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist) Protects P.O.T.U.S. (Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter) From Alien Attack in Abbotsford & Vancouver

See @RealLyndaCarter as the President of the United States on a new #SupergirlCW, TONIGHT at 8/7c on The CW! — Supergirl (@TheCWSupergirl) October 24, 2016 Supergirl  (Melissa Benoist) is assigned to protect the President of the United States Olivia Marsden (Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter) when she visits National City, filmed at the Abbotsford International [...]

DELAYED: DEADPOOL 2 (Love Machine) Loses Director Tim Miller After Rift With Star Ryan Reynolds. Delayed Start in Vancouver?

Updated: Looks like Deadpool 2 (Love Machine) won’t be filming in Vancouver this Winter after all.  Director Tim Miller left the sequel Friday after what the Hollywood Reporter calls “creative differences” between the VFX whiz and star Ryan Reynolds, a rift that will likely delay the start of production here. Ryan Reynolds blocking the stunt [...]

PREMIERE: DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY With Elijah Wood & Samuel Barnett on BBC America Tonight

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is premiering on BBC America right now. The filmed-in-Vancouver  8-episode comedic detective series — inspired by the cult novel by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams — is set in Seattle with Samuel Bennett (Jupiter Ascending) as the eccentric detective and Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) as [...]

ANIMATION: SPARK Animation Conference 2016 Kicks Off with SONG OF THE SEA’s Cartoon Saloon From Ireland

SPARK Animation 2016 Conference kicked off this morning with a sold-out master class with Tomm Moore and Fabian Erlinghauser of the Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon in Ireland. Conference-goers got an inside look at the production of the lyrical Irish folk tale Song of the Sea, which tells the story of the last Seal-child Saoirse who embarks [...]

SHOOT: THE FLASH On the Roof of Vancouver’s Science World

The Flash has a night shoot on the roof of Vancouver’s Science World for its Christmas episode. There’s no way to tell from the shore who’s on set but I’m hoping the Trickster (Mark Hamill) is up there. This dark figure below could be cast. Or could be crew. But it’s likely production is using [...]