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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GOODBYE: Vancouver Lost Some Big Movies & TV Series in 2016-17 – MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, LUCIFER, TIMELESS

Big-budget movies: Maze Runner: The Death Cure moved production from Cache Creek, BC  to South Africa. Cast: Dylan O’Brien. Godzilla chose to film its sequel King of the Monsters in Atlanta not Vancouver. Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.   Series: Aftermath – cancelled by Syfy/Space. Cast: Anne Heche, James Tupper. Bates Motel – wrapped filming [...]

NEW MOVIE: North Pole Comedy NICOLE With Anna Kendrick Expected To Film in Vancouver This Fall

Is Anna Kendrick coming to Vancouver this Fall? To play Santa’s daughter taking over the family business? Disney holiday film Nicole is expected to film here from September 1st to December 31st, according to Production Weekly. What’s it about? Santa’s daughter Nicole has to take over the family business at the North Pole after her [...]

BIG BUDGET: Steve Carell Stars in Robert Zemeckis’s Next Big Movie Filming in Vancouver This August

Updated and Revised: Steve Carell stars in Robert Zemeckis’s next big movie  as  a man who’s lost his memory after a severe beating and turns to his imagination to cope. Based on documentary Marwencol, it’s the true story of Mark Hogancamp who was beaten by a gang of teenagers and woke up with no memory [...]

START: CODE 8 With Cousins Stephen And Robbie Amell Starts Filming in Toronto Today

Cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell are making a movie in Toronto. We are making a movie. — Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) May 19, 2017 It’s time to go to work on @Code8Movie. Toronto… I’m coming home. — Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) May 31, 2017 One scene down. @Code8Movie — Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) June 1, 2017 Code 8 is [...]

START: THE X-FILES Season 11 with David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson Expected to Start Filming August 8th in Vancouver

10 more episodes. Fox announced a new Event series of The X-Files next season. Production is expected to get underway on August 8th and wrap December 21st in Vancouver with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Will we meet their son William? Where did we leave off? [...]

START: ONCE UPON A TIME Season 7 With Lana Parrilla to Start Filming July 6th in Vancouver With New Curse, New Town, New Identities.

Lana Parrilla and Adam Horowitz at ABC Upfront in New York City. New Curse. New City. New Identities. Once Upon a Time season 7 starts filming July 6th in Vancouver. In the reset season, old favourites like the Regina, the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) are victims of a [...]

TRAILER: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US With Idris Elba & Kate Winslet Filmed In Invermere & Vancouver

What If Your Life Depended On A Stranger? A Winter Survival Romance. Adapted from the Charles Martin book, two strangers (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet) stranded at an airport in winter weather decide to charter a plane to get home. When the small plane crashes on a mountain, the  two strangers must forge a connection [...]

FINALE: Michael (Wentworth Miller) Fights for His Family (Sarah Wayne Callies & Christian Michael Cooper) on PRISON BREAK Season Finale Tonight

A happy family – Linc, Michael, Sheba, Mike, Sara. Michael fights Jacob aka Poseidon for his family tonight on the Prison Break season 5 finale. Here are Sarah Wayne Callies as Sara Tancredi-Scofield and Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield arriving on set together to film the season finale at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park last June. Christian [...]

START: DISTORTED With Christina Ricci & John Cusack Starts Filming in Kelowna/Vernon

Distorted with Christina Ricci and John Cusack started filming in Kelowna today for a month-long shoot in the region. What’s Distorted about? A 30-something woman with bipolar disorder suspects that she and her husband are unwitting participants in a “synthetic telepathy” brainwashing plot in their state-of-the-art “smart apartment”. She suspects the proprietor of using the [...]


Updated with winners. What do the cast and crew of The Flash and Arrow do in their spare time in Vancouver? Make Leo Awards-nominated short films The Letter Carrier and Sidekick. The Letter Carrier Carlos Valdés, Jesse L. Martin and Rick Cosnett are the team behind The Letter Carrier. The Flash image. NOMINATED for Best [...]

SHIP: Will SUPERGIRL’s #Sanvers (Chyler Leigh & Floriana Lima) Go The Way of THE 100’s #Clexa?

Marry me — Alex Danvers to girlfriend Maggie Sawyer in Supergirl season 2 finale. Are #Sanvers — the shipper name for Maggie Sawyer and Alex Danvers — about to go the way of #Clexa with one-half of the couple leaving the show? Floriana Lima, who plays Maggie Sawyer, will reduce her role on Supergirl in [...]