Tag Archives: Michael Eklund

START: DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY Starts Filming Season 2 Today in Vancouver

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency starts filming a second season today. The filmed-in-Vancouver first season of eight episodes of the surreal detective series — inspired by the cult novel by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams — is set in Seattle with Samuel Barnett (Jupiter Ascending) as the eccentric detective and Elijah Wood [...]

VIFF: Eleven BC Films Led by CHARLOTTE’S STORY, THE DEVOUT, EADWEARD, MY GOOD MAN’S GONE And NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT at Vancouver International Film Festival This Fall

Update: Jordan Paterson’s docudrama Tricks on The Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI is this year’s #mustseeBC audience winner and red carpet screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Honourable mention to Charlotte’s Story. Five dramas and six documentaries are featured in this year’s BC Spotlight program at the 35th annual [...]

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 [...]

LEO AWARDS: 9 BC Motion Picture Nominees Led by DOWN RIVER

This year’s Leo Awards boasts an unprecedented 9 nominees in the Best BC-made motion picture category: Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, has 13 nominations overall; Matthew Kowalchuk’s feel-bad buddy comedy Lawrence & Holloman has 9; Jason James’s STD rom-com That Burning Feeling has 9; the Harmon family’s If I Had [...]

WEEK: March 31 to April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6th – Once Upon a Time 3×16 It’s Not Easy Being Green airs on ABC and CTV. The Wicked Witch/Zelena (Rebecca Mader) issues a challenge to Regina (Lana Parrilla) leading to a #TeamWicked vs #TeamEvil showdown in Storybrooke, aka Steveston. Sunday, April 6th – Continuum 3×04 A Minute Changes Everything airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel [...]

WEEK: March 10-16, 2014

Sunday, March 16th – Continuum season 3 premiere Minute by Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) jeopardizes everything to stop young Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) from altering history in his mission to save Emily (Magda Apanowicz) from death. Sunday, March 16th – Once Upon a Time 3×13 Witch Hunt airs on ABC and CTV. Emma (Jennifer [...]

WEEK: February 24 – March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2nd – Once Upon a Time countdown to next Sunday’s Spring premiere by Ginnifer Goodwin’s Instagram. Photos taken by Josh Dallas. Sunday, March 2nd – CW pilot The Flash starts filming at Scuie Italian cafe on Pender Street downtown. Candice Patton shares a photo from set. Sunday, March 2nd – Continuum showrunner Simon Barry [...]

TRAILER: What’s Coming in Season 2 of BATES MOTEL?

A sunnier Bates Motel? But still as twisted and funny. Bates Motel started filming of its second season last July during one of the best and most endless summers Vancouver has ever experienced. Great for crews but not what producers had in mind. They prefer the dark, wet X-Files creepiness our city is famous for, so filming [...]

WEEK: October 21-27, 2013

Sunday, October 27th – Once Upon a Time 3×05 Good Form airs on ABC/CTV. Hook (Colin O’Donoghue)’s backstory: British navy lietutenant Killian Jones and his brother the Captain sail off to find the deadly Nightshade plant in Neverland. And in present day: Hook tricks dying Charming (Josh Dallas) into climbing to the waterfall that will cure him [...]

WEEK: September 30 – October 6, 2013.

Sunday, October 6th – Once Upon a Time 3×02 Lost Girl airs on ABC and CTV. Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) offers Emma (Jennifer Morrison) a map that will help her find Henry (Jared Gilmore), but she must come to terms with who she is in order to use it. Your Shoot of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys camp [...]

VIFF: World Premiere of 3 DAYS IN HAVANA Co-Directed by Gil Bellows & Tony Pantages

Vancouver friends Gil Bellows and Tony Pantages have been talking about making a movie together for decades. So what better place to debut their first feature film 3 Days in Havana than the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) last Saturday night? A real-life Havana fortune teller plays the Death card for Jack Petty (Gil Bellows), [...]