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 MOVIE: Inspirational Sports Biopic LIVE LIKE LINE With Helen Hunt & William Hurt Starts Filming in Vancouver

Helen Hunt.  Soul Surfer image. Helen Hunt is volleyball coach Kathy Bresnahan in the sports biopic Live Like Line which starts filming in metro Vancouver today. Bresnahan guided the Iowa City West High girls volleyball team to the state championship after the death of their best player Caroline “Line” Found. William Hurt co-stars. Kathy Bresnahan. [...]

START: THE 100 Season 4 With Clarke (Eliza Taylor) & Co. Starts Filming in Vancouver

The 100 season 4 starts filming Tuesday, August 2nd, in metro Vancouver. How are Clarke and Co. going to stop a meltdown of radiation plants around the world that will exterminate the human race in six months? A brief promo of season 4 at San Diego Comic Con revealed a cloud of darkness with lightning [...]

SHOOT: SUPERGIRL’s Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) Becomes Superman in Vancouver

Supergirl’s Clark Kent (Tyler  Hoechlin) stopped to buy a newspaper at a Daily Planet kiosk while talking on his phone [to his editor]. Look up Clark. Is it a bird, a plane? [It’s a news screen reporting the crashing Venture One Shuttle]. Supergirl shot these scenes in downtown Vancouver on Friday night in front of [...]

SHOOT: SUPERGIRL BFFs Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) & James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) in Downtown Vancouver

Supergirl’s Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) & James “Jimmy” Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) are the best of friends in the now CW show. As are the actors who play them, cracking up between takes. Supergirl filmed this walk-and-talk down West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver last evening. Supergirl season 2 started filming in metro Vancouver on Monday [...]

NEW TV MOVIE: Lifetime’s BEACHES Remake with Idina Menzel Starts Filming Mid-August in Vancouver

Frozen’s Idina Menzel is taking on Bette Midler’s iconic role in the remake of Beaches. Idina Menzel sings Let It Go at the Oscars. Bette Midler in Beaches. The Lifetime movie starts filming in metro Vancouver in mid-August. What’s it about? Two kids meet on the Venice Boardwalk and start a unexpected if beautiful friendship. [...]

COSTUME: SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist) and her Superman (Tyler Hoechlin)

Supergirl unveiled the first official image of its Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). Where’s the Superman curl? Why now? And not at Comic-Con? Filming of season 2 just started on Monday in metro Vancouver. And DC TV shows generally release official images ahead of a public shoot where unofficial photos might be taken. Will we see Supergirl [...]

SET SALE: PRISON BREAK Set Sale, Props And More at Bridge Studios on Friday & Saturday

The Prison Break revival filmed in metro Vancouver from April 4th to July 11th this year. What to expect at the set sale? Lots of Middle Eastern-prison set dressing and clothing. And some upscale furnishings from Sara’s New York State house. I can’t imagine what T-Bag’s home looked like but worth checking for some memorabilia. [...]

SHOOT: DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW’s Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber & Dominic Purcell at Vancouver’s Stanley Park Pavilion

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow filmed in and around Vancouver’s Stanley Park Pavilion yesterday. What time period is this meant to be? It looks like the Legends have travelled back to 1942 with Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) in an army uniform and several backgrounders in service uniforms too. Where are the Justice Society of America? In [...]

START: OKJA With Seo-Hyeon Ahn, Lily Collins & More Starts Filming Vancouver Leg This Weekend

Update: Jake Gyllenhal not in Vancouver. Has wrapped Okja. South Korean director Bong Joon Ho’s film Okja — about a girl Mika who tries to save her giant monster friend Okja from being kidnapped by a big bad corporation — starts filming its Vancouver leg this weekend. The sci-fi adventure began shooting in Seoul, Korea, [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Crashed Air Ship in Burnaby’s Central Park With the Storbyrooke Gang

Hyde's plan to rule Storybrooke won't go down without a fight. — Once Upon A Time (@OnceABC) September 24, 2016 Updated: How do the refugees from the Land of Untold Stories get to Storybrooke in the Once Upon a Time season 6 premiere? Crashed airship. Once Upon a Time shot scenes of the Storybrooke [...]

SHOOT: DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber, Dominic Purcell) in New York Circa 1942 on UBC Campus

Updated: With casting of Sarah Grey as Stargirl. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow turned the Main Mall on the University of British Columbia campus into New York circa 1942 this morning. Mick Rory in an army uniform (Dominic Purcell), Rip Hunter in a naval uniform (Arthur Darvill), Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) [...]