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Published August 1, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. A local biopic of 19th-century-photographer, cinema pioneer and murderer Eadweard Muybridge wraps filming today in Vancouver. Muybridge got away with killing his wife’s lover as the last American to ever be acquitted on the grounds of justifiable homicide for such a crime. With a story like this it’s no wonder that award-winning short filmmakers Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein chose to make an ambitious, epic, period drama for their first feature film. Michael Eklund stars as Eadweard Muybridge, almost unrecognizable under white hair, moustache and bushy beard, with Sara Canning as his errant wife, complete with large bustle on her lavender gown. The two leads posed for me last week in a break between [...]
Sunday, July 28th – Vancouver-cop-from-the-future-series Continuum 2×12 Second Last airs on Showcase. In the penultimate episode of season 2 directed by Amanda Tapping, Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Carlos (Victor Webster) must stop Travis (Roger Cross) after he gets his hands on a second CPS suit while Alec (Erik Knudsen) and Emily (Magda Apanowicz) try to escape the mysterious Freelancers. Plus Carlos finds out what happened to CSIS agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea). Sunday, July 28th – The Killing 3×10 airs on AMC. In the penultimate episode of season 3, Sarah (Michelle Enos) copes with the consequences of past mistakes on the Seward case; Holder (Joel Kinnaman) wrestles personal demon in the aftermath of Bullet’s death; Seward (Peter Sarsgaard) faces a ticking clock to [...]
Psych creator/showrunner Steve Franks directed a big scene in front of the historic yellow condo complex Kensington Place in Vancouver’s West End today. Here he is talking with lead actor James Roday, aka Shawn Spencer, below. During filming, crew had two big scrims and five production assistants with umbrellas blocking views of the scene, even from the other side of Beach Avenue where fans stood. This isn’t Psych style but it’s completely understandable for a pivotal scene in what could be the series finale. Earlier, Steve Franks discussed the scenes with Dule Hill and James Roday, who are holding their scripts.
Psych started filming [eight] episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver yesterday. Dule Hill tweeted a fun photo of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet – James Roday’s ”psychic” Shawn Spencer, Dule Hill’s BFF Burton “Gus” Guster, Timothy Omundson’s Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter and Maggie Lawson’s detective Juliet O’Hara — at their police station set in North Shore Studios in the morning. Much later in the day, Psych filmed inside the heritage Kensington Place in the West End, with Timothy Omundson’s Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter spotted on set. Could this be the Carleton and Marlowe love nest? Maybe not. The twenty-two European-style condos in this renovated 1912 building shouldn’t be in the newly-married couple’s price range, with their 9-foot ceilings, Corinthian pillars and [...]
FRINGE’s Joshua Jackson & John Noble Have Fun in the West End Rain for 5×11, Part One of Series Finale
John Noble and Joshua Jackson had a lot of fun filming a father-and-son scene for the third to last episode of Fringe — The Boy Must Live — six weeks ago in the pouring rain of Vancouver’s West End. [Update: Here's a FOX video of the father-and-son scene Although we saw it filmed with many camera setups, we didn't hear what they were saying. Be warned there are more spoilers, but these are ones FOX chose to share] John Noble’s Dr.Walter Bishop runs out of an alley onto Bute Street where Jackson’s Peter Bishop catches up with him. They have a long talk and then embrace in a big hug.
Published December 14th, 2012 on Vancouver is Aweome After five seasons — four of them filmed in Vancouver — American TV series Fringe wrapped filming this morning at The Bridge Studios. Almost all of its fifth and final season takes place in the dystopian future of 2036 with our amber-preserved Fringe family leading the resistance against Observer overlords. Local and visiting fans spotted Anna Torv’s Olivia Dunham, Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop, John Noble’s Dr. Walter Bishop and other members of the former Fringe Division all over Vancouver this summer, fall and winter — from Stanley Park to UBC to Pacific Central Station to the Burrard Bridge to Victory Square to the West End to the Olympic Village to Hasting West to [...]
Sunday, November 25th – Once Upon a Time‘s episode 2×08, Into the Deep featuring Colin O’Donoghue as Hook and Barbara Hershey as Cora. Sunday, November 25th – Sarah McLachlan holiday music video shoot on West 13th in Vancouver. Friday, November 23rd – DirectTV’s Rogue wraps filming of its first season of 10 episodes. Friday, November 23rd – Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome with Ben Cotton – fifth and sixth webisodes online. Friday, November 23rd – Vancouver detective series Motive films at a Japanese restaurant on Burrard Street, then on East Georgia and Princess Street in the Downtown Eastside. Thursday, November 22nd – Sitcom Package Deal films its fifth episode in front of a live studio audience in Burnaby. Thursday, November 22nd [...]
Fringe [finished filming its third] to last episode ever today in the pouring rain in Vancouver’s West End in front of fans who’d travelled from as far as Australia and Russia to see their show wrap. The highlight of the morning had to be a big hug scene between Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop and his TV father, John Noble’s Walter Bishop. They did a long walk and talk out of an alley and up Bute Street, filmed by a camera crew on a cart and another camera crew using a tracking shot. Each time the pair were to embrace, a crew member called out “hug”. And when the camera crew was filming Anna Torv’s Olivia and Rowan Longworth’s Child Observer walking up [...]
Now that Olivia has been de-ambered in Fringe’s fifth season premiere, it’s time (overdue) to share her reunion with her scattered family and ongoing role in the Fringe resistance in 2036. In tonight’s episode, In Absentia, Olivia (Anna Torv) is part of the team searching the under-Observer-control Harvard campus for a hidden tunnel into Walter’s lab, played by the west entrance to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, not by the main entrance to the CHEM building like it has been in the past. I came to the scene late in mid-August and so was at the wrong end to capture the Fringe team’s faces like a set photographer did here. It was the first time I’d seen Olivia (after 20 years [...]
Look what Fringe crew did to the West End’s Sherburn Building yesterday. It didn’t look like this thirteen months ago when Fringe filmed scenes for Subject 9, season four’s pivotal episode when Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop returned to existence. Yesterday’s scenes, like most of season five, appear to be set in 2036 when Observer overlords rule the world, there’s a lot of dirt, decrepit cars and dead vegetation and Joshua Jackson’s amber-preserved Peter Bishop is a resistance fighter dressed in fashionable black [Update: along with Anna Torv's Olivia and Jasika Nicole's Astrid. The trio are following John Noble's Walter Bishop who's gone rogue in a search for a child Observer he hid inside this building in a pocket universe twenty years before.]