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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SEASON 11: THE X-FILES With David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson Returns This Summer to Film in Vancouver

Updated. 10 more episodes. Fox announced a new Event series of The X-Files next season. Production is expected to get underway this summer in Vancouver with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Will we meet William, the son Scully gave up for adoption? [...]

SIZZLE REEL: ARROW With Stephen Amell Comes Full Circle to Island Prison Lian Yu

Who will suffer for Oliver’s sins? Catch up before #Arrow returns on Wednesday: — Arrow (@CW_Arrow) April 20, 2017 Updated: Arrow in Whytecliff Park. The craggy West Vancouver park plays Lian Yu, Oliver Queen’s Island prison and ARGUS’s supermax prison. Arrow flashbacks are expected to sync up at the end of season five [...]

PREP: DEADPOOL 2’s Josh Brolin Shares Prep of His Character Cable While Trolling Ryan Reynolds

#RyanReynoldsismyBitch. Deadpool 2’s Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin are trolling each other already on social media. That bodes well for their buddy team of  Deadpool and Cable. The Merc with a Mouth teams up with the grumpy, time-travelling son of Cycops in the Deadpool sequel filming in Vancouver this summer. Josh Brolin shared some photos [...]


Director: Atom Egoyan. Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson, Maury Chakin. A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. Filmed in Merritt, B.C. Screening Host: Stephen Quinn Guests: Bruce Greenwood, Atom Egoyan. Time: [...]

SEASON 2: Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS With Neil Patrick Harris Starts Filming

Neil Patrick Harris is still looking for a “sweet penthouse” in Vancouver for his family to live in while he films new seasons of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Netflix series starts shooting season 2 of its “unhappy and unnerving” series  today. Loving Vancouver. It’s awesome. Still trying to find the right [...]

TONIGHT: BATES MOTEL’s Norman/Mother (Freddie Highmore/Vera Farmiga) on Trial For Murder

Mother is in control. #BatesMotel — Bates Motel on A&E (@InsideBates) April 17, 2017 Mother has taken over Norman as the dominant personality as he goes on trial for murder on tonight’s Bates Motel. CSIs search the motel and house grounds for evidence. Related: Bates Motel set in Aldergrove is a crime scene — [...]

REDUX: THE FLASH (Grant Gustin) Vs Savitar in Vancouver’s Victory Square

Screencap. The Flash versus Savitar redux. Team Flash has been working since mid-season to change a future where Savitar kills Iris West. Screencap. Don’t. Don’t do this. I’m begging you. – Barry to Savitar. You lose Barry — Savitar. Last Thursday night the future became the present at Vancouver’s Victory Square where earlier incarnations of [...]

FINALE: THE FLASH’s WestAllen (Candice Patton & Grant Gustin) at BC Place as S.T.A.R. Labs For Season Finale

The Flash at BC Place. WestAllen lives. The Flash filmed a sequence with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his love Iris West (Candice Patton) in funeral clothes at BC Place dressed as S.T.A.R. Labs. Earlier in the day, most of Team Flash attended a funeral. I wasn’t sure how much to share of tonight’s events [...]

FINALE: ARROW’s Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) at West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park as Lian Yu

Correction: I misunderstood Stephen Amell’s tweet. Manu Bennett was not at Whytecliff Park shoot. He flew into Vancouver a few days later. For once, Arrow’s Star (ling) City is spared season-finale destruction this May. Instead the season 5 finale centres on the island prison where Chinese fishermen found the presumed-dead Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) at [...]

LAST NIGHT: LUCIFER Hijinks With Tom Ellis & Aimee Garcia on Last Night Filming in Vancouver

Lucifer’s last night in Vancouver. Lucifer season 2 went out in style with star Tom Ellis joking with crew in the rain and a west coast windstorm. He carried out the Extras sign at one point to prank the director and camera crew. Last day on #Lucifer & mother nature given us a wind storm [...]

SHOOT: Look out Daxamites. SUPERGIRL’s Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima)’s Coming For Ya

Updated: Daxamites attacked the National City Police Department today. But they didn’t take Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) into account. She proved to be a one-woman strike force in take after take. Supergirl is filming all day in and around Vancouver’s International Village in Chinatown. Who is she calling? Alex (Chyler Leigh)? In between takes. Is [...]