Category Archives: YVRSHOOTS Series

BIG READ: Vancouver Sitcom PACKAGE DEAL’s Season 2 Premiere This Friday Night

Published September 11, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. How many of you hurt yourselves laughing at standup comic Harland Williams’s antics at a Burnaby live-taping of Package Deal’s second season? You’ll get a chance to see how those laughs for Williams and the rest of Package Deal’s all-Canadian cast translate to the screen when season [...]

VIFF: Thirteen BC Films Led by PREGGOLAND, TWO 4 ONE, BLACK FLY & SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE

Published August 28, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. Fake pregnancies. Transgender two-for-one pregnancies. Bloody thrillers. Romance in Hope? Mother-daughter con-women. Changing Chinatown. Discarded food experiment.  Three comedies, six dramas and four documentaries are featured in this year’s BC Spotlight program at the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival. Start tweeting now about the best of B.C. [...]

INTERVIEW: Dakota Daulby on FALLING SKIES, BLACK FLY & SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE

Meet 19-year-old Vancouver actor Dakota Daulby who’s having a very good year. Tonight he makes his debut in the Canadian premiere of the fourth season of alien invasion series Falling Skies on Super Channel, but not as one of the good guys. His character Kent runs a Hitler Youth-style camp — filmed at Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital — which brainwashes [...]

LEO AWARDS: Gala Night With Hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton & Christopher Heyerdahl

Published June 5, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. What a difference a year makes in the BC Film industry. 2013 got off to such a dismal start that it spawned a mood of doom and the Save BC Film movement or as the Leo Awards Gala hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton and Christopher Heyerdahl put [...]

LEO AWARDS: Come Celebrate Best of BC Film & TV Led by DOWN RIVER, CONTINUUM & MOTIVE This Weekend

Published May 29, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. Homegrown actors Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton, Christopher Heyerdahl and Beverley Elliott are set to host a Leo-palooza of awards this weekend, stretched over three nights at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to honour the very best of B.C.-made film and television. It’s hard to choose which night to attend at the 16th annual Leo Awards, [...]

BIG READ: CONTINUUM Creator & Cast Tease Final Episodes of Season 3

Published May 25, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. The present unfolds. The future unravels. The rest is history. Did you know that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is a fan of Continuum? Showrunner Simon Barry didn’t until he met Gilligan a year ago at the Saturn Awards in Burbank. Did you know that American Rachel [...]

VANCITY THEATRE: B.C. Psych-Outs STRESS POSITION and CRUEL & UNUSUAL

Published May 23, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. Update: Friends for one night only? Cinematographer Amy Belling, filmmaker A.J. Bond and actor David Amito with arms round one another at the Leo Awards gala. How can Vancouver filmmaker A. J. Bond and actor David Amito still be friends after withstanding days of psychological torture at [...]

IN THEATRES: Vancouver’s Own Horror Thriller AFFLICTED from Filmmakers Clif Prowse & Derek Lee

Published April 8, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. Vancouver filmmakers Clif Prowse and Derek Lee developed their feature film debut Afflicted as a web series where they would play themselves on a worldwide year-long backpacking adventure told through a video travel blog and use all their real social media accounts to facilitate a “real-people-in-a-real-situation” docu-style drama. Afflicted starts [...]

BIG READ: CONTINUUM Creator & Cast Tease Tonight’s Season 3 Premiere on Showcase

Published March 16, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. Who is the central character of the Continuum saga? When we last left Vancouver-cop-from-the-future Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) in present-day, she had been betrayed by young tech genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) who’d taken the time travel device that she’d hoped would return her to her family in 2077. [...]

SHOOT: Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira & Niall Matter Film MOTIVE at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf

Published October 16th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Vancouver’s own crime drama Motive began filming its second season around town after the Labour Day weekend. The hit CTV/ABC procedural is unusual for two reasons: Vancouver plays itself not somewhere else and Motive is a whydunit not a whodunit. At the top of each episode, we learn [...]

BIG READ: Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala For DOWN RIVER Caps BC Film-palooza at VIFF

Published October 5th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala screening of Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, caps a week-long BC Film-palooza. The Vancouver International Film Festival staged seven premieres over eight days: shot-in-Havana Hitchockian thriller 3 Days in Havana, STD comedy That Burning [...]