Vancouver whydunit Motive is known for its bold cinematic style. Last Thursday the hit-procedural-with-a-twist placed a prop telephone booth outside Vancouver Community College for a 360 degree shot of [Alexis Bledel of Mad Men/Gilmore Girls] in a green hoodie and blue baseball cap. Is she a Killer, Victim or Suspect in season three?
The camera starts to roll on the track around the phone booth.
It completes the full 360 degrees but I had to move to stay out of the shot.
Motive is unusual for two reasons: Vancouver plays itself not somewhere else and Motive is a whydunit not a whodunit. At the top of each episode, we learn who The Killer and The Victim are and then follow along with detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) as they solve the murder and uncover the reasons behind it. In its first season, Motive exploded to become Canada’s top new homegrown scripted drama. And it grew even bigger in its second season, averaging more than one million viewers an episode. Credit goes to the unique format, the lead actors, the choice to make “ordinary people” the killers and victims (often played by BC actors) instead of gang leaders or thugs and the visual style.
Setting up for shot.
Motive then moved across the street to Vancouver Playhouse pullout to film Alexis Bledel in the green hoodie and blue baseball cap arriving by bus from Portland