Tag Archives: Island View Beach

TCA NEWS: FOX’s GRACEPOINT With David Tennant & Anna Gunn

Remember the big Gracepoint photo shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach in early May? FOX released some of the promotional stills last weekend for the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Broadchurch–inspired series Gracepoint is about a young boy Danny Solano found dead on Gracepoint Beach below a cliff-face, with everyone in the small northern California town a suspect. The murder [...]

LOCATION: David Tennant Talks about Victoria as GRACEPOINT

Small Town Secrets Are Never Small. David Tennant: “I think Victoria has afforded us some fantastic locations. It’s one of those places where you have four seasons in one day which works rather well for our story. You go from these beautiful days where the sky is the bluest of blues and then three hours [...]

WEEK: May 12-18, 2014

Sunday, May 18th – Godzilla is a monster hit with a sequel underway after US$103 million international opening weekend, the biggest opening of 2014 so far, and a US$93-million North American opening weekend to total almost US$200 million. The locally-filmed blockbuster (downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Steveston, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby) stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth [...]

TRAILER: GRACEPOINT With David Tennant & Anna Gunn To Air Thursdays at 9 on FOX This Fall

Welcome to Gracepoint. A Quiet Place. A Friendly Place. Until Today. Gracepoint’s Main Street. Welcome to America’s Last Hometown, aka Oak Bay Village in Victoria. Gracepoint pier, aka Sidney pier. Welcome to Gracepoint, aka Oak Bay in Victoria. North Beach crime scene, aka Island View Beach. Related: Gracepoint films Danny Solano Crime Scene at Island [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: More From GRACEPOINT Photo Shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach

As Broadchurch-inspired series Gracepoint wraps up filming of its final episodes (with a different killer) in greater Victoria and cast prepares to leave B.C.’s capital, American network FOX ramps up its promotion of the murder mystery. Last Sunday, a big cast photo shoot took place at Island View Beach and the Victoria Times Colonist (click [...]

WEEK: May 5-11, 2014

Sunday, May 11th – Two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale (Snow Drifts and There’s No Place Like Home) airs on ABC and CTV. Zelena (Rebecca Mader)’s time portal places Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in the enchanted forest in the past, where they must be careful not to alter anything as they search [...]

SETS: GRACEPOINT’s Harvey Ridge Hut & Crestview Inn in Victoria

On screen, Gracepoint’s Harvey Ridge Hut in Harvey Ridge Park will look like it’s high on a northern California cliff with a “steep drop off” to North Beach below where young Danny Solano’s body is found but is actually a set on turf only six feet above Victoria’s Island View Beach. Weathered park map.   [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: Crew Test for GRACEPOINT Body Bag Shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach

Sometime on Sunday evening, Gracepoint Productions used this bit of elevated turf at Island View Beach for a cast photo shoot. I had to leave, but it was fun to see this crewbie dressed in a body bag for an afternoon test shot from below. Related: Gracepoint Detectives & Suspects Photo Shoot on Victoria’s Island [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: GRACEPOINT Detectives (David Tennant & Anna Gunn) & Suspects at Victoria’s Island View Beach

The sun came out just in time for the big Gracepoint cast photo at Island View Beach north of Victoria on Sunday, after several torrential downpours made earlier individual photo shoots difficult. The photographer tested the group cast photo on Saturday with crew alternating as regular crew moving the light stands and prop CSI tent around or as stand-ins for cast — “Stand there and [...]

PHOTO SHOOT: David Tennant, Anna Gunn & Camera Drone at GRACEPOINT Photo Shoot on Victoria’s Island View Beach

Gracepoint rehearsed a big photo shoot on Island View Beach north of Victoria on Saturday with crew as stand-ins for cast and then did the real thing on Sunday amid locals and what seemed like hundreds of dogs. Here is the fun and clearly expensive photo shoot of leads David Tennant (Doctor Who/Broadchurch) and Anna Gunn [...]

WEEK: April 28 – May 4

Sunday, May 4th – Continuum 3×07 Waning Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) crash lands her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive in order to survive. Ben Cotton guest stars on episode filmed mainly in Squamish. Sunday, May 4th – Once Upon a [...]