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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SEASON 2: THE ARRANGEMENT Stages Hollywood Premiere in Hollywood North for Kyle West (Josh Henderson)

Josh Henderson and Christine Evangelista as Hollywood actors Kyle West and Megan Morrison. The Arrangement staged a Hollywood premiere in Hollywood North last night. Passersby in downtown Vancouver did a double take at the red-carpet scene on Seymour Street. Especially after production closed down the block outisde the Orpheum Theatre and filled it with background actors [...]

FANS: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Meets More Fans Up The Road From SKYSCRAPER Studio in North Vancouver

It’s become a semi-regular thing. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson meets fans after a long day of shooting his upcoming action thriller Skyscraper on the North Vancouver drydocks. Last night  he stopped after midnight for fans waiting up the road from studio. It was an honour to meet @TheRock tonight. Love this inspiring guy.@WhatsFilming @yvrshoots #yvrshoots [...]

BC FILM: Kyle Rideout’s PUBLIC SCHOOLED With Judy Greer and Daniel Doheny To Screen at TIFF & VIFF

We’re stuck together, you and me. — Mom (Judy Greer). Aspiring physicist Liam (Daniel Doheny) opts out of his Mom (Judy Greer)’s homeschooling in their garage to chase after popular Anastasia (Siobhan Williams) in public school. His Mom homeschooled him because she believes public schools breed mediocrity. And Liam is anything but. He’s about to head [...]

SEASON 7: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Jacinda (Dania Ramirez) & Henry (Andrew J. West) Work on a Food TruckTogether

This post has been updated. Once Upon a Time’s adult Henry (Andrew J. West) gets back in Jacinda (Dania Ramirez)’s good graces with a little homage to Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything. Great episode tonight featuring a little homage to one of my favorite movies. #wakeupcall is about to get started… #OnceUponATime @OnceABC — [...]

CELEBRITY FOOTY: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Hook & Rumple, RIVERDALE’s Archie Play With Vancouver Whitecaps Legends For Charity

Is Once Upon a Time fielding a whole side? Seven Once Upon a Time actors will play with Vancouver Whitecaps legends in BC Place on Saturday, September 16th. Two actors from Riverdale, four from The 100 and one each from Ice and Eureka plus some well-known local actors will join them in the match for [...]

SEASON 3: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE’s American Nazi Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) in Vancouver

The “T” word — Trump — is not spoken in The Man in the High Castle writers’ room but how can current events not bleed into a series about what America would be like if the Germans and Japanese had won World War II and divided the country into the Greater Nazi Reich and Japanese [...]

FANS: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Meets Hero Kid at SKYSCRAPER Set in North Vancouver

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently flew in kid hero Jacob O’Connor and his family to visit him on the North Vancouver set of his upcoming action thriller Skyscraper. Jacob saved his brother’s life with a move he said he learned from watching The Rock in San Andreas. Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real [...]

BIG MOVIE: This Here is Deadpool Town Son! DEADPOOL 2 Shuts Down Blocks of Vancouver Over Long Weekend

Den Siao (@6s0le4) Photo. I will always love that Vancouver shuts down for Deadpool. This here is Deadpool town, son! — The Soska Sisters The Soska Sisters put it best: Vancouver is Deadpool town. The sequel Deadpool 2 shut down blocks of downtown Vancouver for the second weekend in a row to film stunts with [...]

CHARITY: CW Casts From THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL Join SUPERNATURAL’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

For some of us, Texas is home — Jensen Ackles. Texans Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki spend most of the year in Vancouver filming The CW horror series Supernatural — going into its 13th season. But home for J2 (as fans call them) is Austin, Texas where they have homes side by side. Hurricane Harvey [...]

FANS: “Mr. Excellent” Meets Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in North Vancouver at SKYSCRAPER Set

The Rock’s Instagram. For three nights in a row, Mr. Excellent held up a giant print of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s face at the railroad tracks on the road down to the studio on North Vancouver’s drydocks, where the superstar is filming his next big movie Skyscraper. On the third night, The Rock stopped to [...]

SEASON 3: SUPERGIRL’s Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) Under Attack. James (Mehcad Brooks) & Kara (Melissa Benoist) To Rescue

Supergirl in downtown Vancouver + Kevin Smith directing = A Happening. Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath)’s in trouble again. Why does she keep giving press conferences? This time it’s James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) who comes to her rescue. Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist)’s in the crowd when shots are fired. Odette Annable’s Reign’s on set too. Kevin [...]