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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SERIES FINALE: BATES MOTEL Tears Down Gothic House & Motel Set

Update: Friday morning. Goodbye house. Bates Motel started tearing down its gothic house set in Aldergrove on Wednesday, January 25th. Update: And then bulldozed the motel set. Production had offered to leave the motel standing but the township of Langley declined. Early Wednesday morning. Crew that built the house arrives to begin tearing it down. [...]

SERIES FINALE: Are BATES MOTEL’s Dylan & Emma (Max Thieriot & Olivia Cooke) a Happy Family?

Will Dylan and Emma get a happy ending? Bates Motel is filming its series finale in downtown Vancouver today. First at the Van Horne Lofts for this sequence of Dylan (Max Thieriot), Emma (Olivia Cooke) and a Norma mini-me. Is this their family? Bates Motel is now shooting in the Blarney Stone with tenting to [...]

SERIES FINALE: BATES MOTEL’s Last Day at its Aldergrove House & Motel Set

Update: This was the last shoot at the gothic house. Started tearing it down today. Bates Motel filmed its last shoot at its iconic house and motel set in Aldergrove yesterday. It’s been a local attraction for five seasons now with thousands of people stopping to take photos and at least one engaged couple enquiring [...]

SERIES FINALE: Is BATES MOTEL For Sale in the Series Finale? Filmed in Aldergrove.

Is Bates Motel for sale in its series finale? Spotted the signs yesterday at the show’s motel and house set in Aldergrove. Some reaction from fans: SOO WHO WITH ME WILL BUY BATES MOTEL NOW!? ❤ — Norma Bates ♡ (@MsLanaaWinters) January 25, 2017 I need to buy the bates motel😭😭😭😭 — Dayana❤ [...]

SHOOT: LUCIFER Vs Maze Fight (Tom Ellis vs Lesley-Ann Brandt) in Downtown Vancouver

Updated: Lucifer versus Maze. Why are they fighting? Lucifer filmed an extensive fight sequence in downtown Vancouver today with bloodied actors Tom Ellis and Lesley-Ann Brandt as well as doubles. Yesterday crew transformed the square from Vancouver in winter into Los Angeles with palm trees and unseasonal flowers.   Maze gets Lucifer with right hook. [...]

TONIGHT: TIMELESS Trio — Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter & Malcolm Barrett — Travel Back to the Wild West

Flynn teams up with legendary outlaw Jesse James on tonight’s Timeless. Chasing Flynn, Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus enlist the help of an iconic Marshall. Guest stars: When Calls the Heart’s Daniel Lissing, Annie Wersching, Fear the Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo. Preview: We filmed tonight's Western episode of #Timeless during one of the biggest snowstorms in [...]

START: Netflix Reboot LOST IN SPACE With Toby Stephens, Molly Parker & Parker Posey Starts Filming in Vancouver

Danger. Will Robinson. Danger. — The Robot. 1960s series Lost in Space gets a big remake at Netflix with a 10-episode order, which started to filming in Vancouver today. The cult classic aired on American networks at the same time as the then less-popular Star Trek — which went on to spawn multiple series and [...]

START: THE FLASH Musical Crossover With SUPERGIRL’s Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin & Darren Criss Starts Filming in Early February

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Grant Gustin as the Flash. CW image. The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover should kick off filming in Vancouver in early February with The Flash season three’s seventeenth episode entitled Duet. Who will be singing? The shows’ two Glee grad leads — Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist — of course. Grant Gustin [...]

TONIGHT: Lifetime’s BEACHES Remake With Idina Menzel & Nia Long Premieres

Lifetime image. Lifetime’s Beaches remake with Broadway star Idina Menzel and Nia Long premieres tonight. What’s it about? Two kids meet on the Venice Boardwalk and start an unexpected if beautiful friendship. CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer and Hillary (Long) is the privileged daughter of a big-time civil rights lawyer who can’t find her [...]

WOMEN’S MARCH: SUPERGIRL’s Melissa Benoist, LEGENDS’ Caity Lotz, THE FLASH’s Danielle Panabaker, BATES MOTEL’s Vera Farmiga, ONCE UPON A TIME’s Jennifer Morrison & More

Melissa Benoist instagram. Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist stole the show with her handmade sign at today’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C., with millions marching around the world to stand up for women’s rights and protest President Donald Trump. Here in Vancouver, Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz organized some of her DC TV friends to show up [...]

NEW MOVIE: Casey Affleck’s LIGHT OF MY LIFE Fiming in Osoyoos, on Vancouver Island & in Vancouver This Winter

Casey Affleck is filming his next movie in British Columbia this Winter. Taking time out from his awards season campaigning, Affleck is expected to start shooting survival drama Light of My Life in Osoyoos next month. Production then moves to Vancouver Island. And finally Vancouver. The Manchester By the Sea star wrote the script and [...]