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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WRAP: PSYCH THE MOVIE With James Roday and Dule Hill Has Wrapped Filming in Vancouver

Well, Psychos…we tried our best and made a thing. The rest is up to you. 🍍👊🏻👊🏿…🍮 — James Roday (@JamesRoday) June 19, 2017 Psych: The Movie has wrapped filming in Vancouver. The two-hour holiday movie picks up three years after the series finale and follows the crime-fighting team of Shawn Spencer (Roday) and Burton “Gus” Guster [...]

SURPRISE: DEADPOOL 2 Dropped in Early at the X-Men Mansion aka Victoria’s Hatley Castle Friday

Surprise. Deadpool dropped by unannounced at the X-Men Mansion in Victoria. Production on the Deadpool sequel isn’t expected to start until June 26th in Vancouver so it was a surprise to find out who was shooting Friday at Hatley Castle — which played the Xavier Institute in earlier films.   Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely [...]

TV PILOTS: TNT’s SNOWPIERCER Pilot With Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly to Film in Vancouver Late Summer

Fight Your Way to the Front. TNT drama pilot Snowpiercer will film in Vancouver this summer. Inspired by Bong Joon Ho’s futuristic 2013 thriller with Chris Evans, the series takes place seven years after a post-apocalyptic Ice Age aboard a perpetual moving train which holds the remnants of humanity. Snowpiercer movie 2013 with Chris Evans. [...]

BIG BAD: PSYCH THE MOVIE With James Roday & Dule Hill Has Zachary Levi As Its Big Bad Filming in Vancouver

Who’s the Big Bad in Psych the Movie? Looks like it’s Chuck himself — aka Zachary Levi — with blonde hair as ruthless villain Thin White Duke. Well, #Psych-Os #Chucksters…things just got reaaally interesting. Whaaaaaat!! 🍍🍍🍍@ZacharyLevi @JamesRoday @Psych_USA — Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) June 14, 2017 Psych/Chuck Crossover. Co-written by creator Steve Franks and star [...]


BIG MOVIES DEADPOOL 2 Starts filming June 26th. Wraps October 6th. (Early shoot at Victoria’s Hatley Castle on June 16th). Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Jack Kesy, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccharin, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni. UNTITLED ROBERT ZEMECKIS MOVIE Starts filming August 14th. Wraps October 19th. Cast: Steve Carrell, Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann [...]

REUNITED: DR. HORRIBLE’s Neil Patrick Harris And Nathan Fillion Reunited On A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Season 2 in Vancouver

Updated: Dr. Horrible’s Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion have reunited on the set of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 in Vancouver. In Josh Whedon’s 2008 cult classic, Dr. Horrible (Harris) tried to get into the Evil League of Evil by defeating superhero Captain Hammer (Fillion). Nathan Fillion (Castle) is not the [...]

PREMIERE: ORPHAN BLACK Final Season With Tatiana Maslany Premieres Tonight

From the Start they Fought for their Freedom. For their Family. Now they Fight as One. Tatiana Maslany in Vancouver for Vancouver International Film Festival. Five main clones: Sarah. Alison. Cosima. Helena. Rachel. Sarah.  Big Bad Rachel. Suburban Mom Alison.Cosima. Helena. Krystal.Let’s go kidnap my daughter. — Sarah. Favourite moments. New suburban drug dealers Alison and [...]

TV PILOTS: Freeform’s MISFITS Pilot About Five Young Offenders With Superpowers & Bad Attitude To Film in Vancouver

Five young offenders with superpowers and a bad attitude. Freeform has ordered an American pilot of British cult hit Misfits to film in Vancouver at the end of the month. What was the series about?  Five young offenders working together on court-mandated community service end up with weirdly appropriate superpowers after being struck my lightning. [...]

START: Lifetime’s COCAINE GODMOTHER With Catherine Zeta-Jones As Griselda Blanco Starts Filming in Vancouver

Catherine Zeta-Jones. Feud image. Catherine Zeta-Jones is in Vancouver to film Lifetime’s Cocaine Godmother. What’s it about? Griselda Blanco, known as the Queen of Cocaine, The Godmother and Black Widow. She built a 1970s cocaine empire which smuggled cocaine from the Medellin Cartel in Columbia to the United States and is accused of ordering 200 [...]

LEO AWARDS: ROGUE Wins Best Dramatic Series Over Vancouver Whydunit MOTIVE, BATES MOTEL, BEYOND & ICE

Best of produced-in-BC film and television. Leo Awards Gala tonight at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency. Best Dramatic Series Rogue: John Morayniss, Matthew Parkhill, Robert Petrovicz, Nick Hamm – Producers – Winner. Best Direction 12 Monkeys: Steven A. Adelson Best Screenwriting This Life: Rachel Langer Best Lead Performance by a Male Van Helsing: Jonathan Scarfe. – Winner. Best Lead Performance by [...]

GOODBYE: Vancouver Lost Some Big Movies & TV Series in 2016-17 – MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, LUCIFER, TIMELESS

Big-budget movies: Maze Runner: The Death Cure moved production from Cache Creek, BC  to South Africa. Cast: Dylan O’Brien. Godzilla chose to film its sequel King of the Monsters in Atlanta not Vancouver. Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.   Series: Aftermath – cancelled by Syfy/Space. Cast: Anne Heche, James Tupper. Bates Motel – wrapped filming [...]