Friday, July 19, 2013. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ballroom 20.
- “Are you out of your Vulcan mind?!” human Karl Urban (Star Trek’s Bones) says as he walks out on stage
- Michael Ealy, the other half of the Bromance, says he modelled android Dorian on Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, Jeff Bridges as Starman and Robert Patrick as Terminator.
- Fringe and Almost Human showrunner Joel Wyman says he created Almost Human to “keep Fringe fans happy”.
- Set in 2048, Almost Human features technology butis more about relationships andthe people dealing with world of the future, Wyman says
- “I truly believe the best science fiction always reverts back to what it’s like to be human,” Wyman says.
- Almost Human premieres Monday, November 4th on FOX in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada.
- Sunday, June 30th – The Killing 3×06 Eminent Domain airs on AMC – Linden (Mireille Enos) & Holder (Joel Kinnaman) talk to the victim who got away; Seward (Peter Sarsgaard) faces his past; Bullet (Bex Taylor Klaus) struggles with the truth while in “The Jungle”.
- Sunday, June 30th – Falling Skies 3×05 Search and Recover airs on TNT – Frenemies Tom (Noah Wyle) & Pope (Colin Cunningham) on their own in fight against Skitters.
- Saturday, June 29th – Primeval: New World 1×04 airs on Syfy in the U.S.: B.C. Bud, Leggy & guest star Patrick Gilmore.
- Saturday, June 29th – Stunt Team for The Tomorrow People with Robbie Amell (same Stunt Team as Arrow with Stephen Amell) has first concept meeting ahead of the start of filming on July 17th. #AmellWednesdays
- Saturday, June 29th – Final day (June 27-29) of AFCI Locations Show in Los Angeles where the Hollywood Reporter says more than 100 film commissions from around the world go to lure American productions to their cities using beautiful locations and tax incentives as bait.
- Friday, June 28th – Continuum 2×04 airs on Syfy in the U.S. Who’s wearing the other super suit? Guest star Patrick Gilmore.
- Friday, June 28th – The CW airs Cult final episodes 1×08 and 1×09, starring Matt Davis, in a two-hour block.
- Friday, June 28th – Psych films inside CBC Vancouver in the afternoon and evening.
- Friday, June 28th – Psych’s season 8 of filming in Vancouver extended to August 23rd via BC production list.
- Friday, June 28th – Arrow stunt team has its first concept meeting for season 2 ahead of the start of filming on July 10th.
- Friday, June 28th – EW reports that Once Upon a Time in Wonderland will be more than 13 episodes but less than 22 as showrunners plot a season-long arc with a beginning, middle and end. And if that works there’ll be a second season-long arc. Filming starts July 31st.
- Friday, June 28th – Bates Motel showrunner Carlton Cuse tweets that Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD will be available September 17th. Filming of second season here starts July 24th.
- Friday, June 28th – Deadline NY reports Terence Stamp joining the Tim Burton movie Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as the painter Margaret Keane and her husband Walter. Filming begins July 8th.
- Friday, June 28th – Hollywood Reporter article on new Canadian indie film about Eadweard Muybridge. which starts filming next week in Vancouver, with a stellar BC Film cast led by Michael Eklund, Sara Canning, Jodi Balfour, Ian Tracey, Christopher Heyerdahl and Torrance Combs. Directed by Kyle Rideout and produced by Josh Epstein.
- Thursday, June 27th – Vancouver whydunnit Motive 1×04 Against All Odds airs on ABC in the U.S. with guest star Peter New.
- Thursday, June 27th – Psych has night shoot inside CBC Vancouver.
- Thursday, June 27th – King & Maxwell films at Belkin House downtown.
- Thursday, June 27th – U.S. Military vs Godzilla moves on from Vancouver Area & Vancouver Island as main unit wraps a three-month-plus shoot here.
- Thursday, June 27th – IGN interview with Almost Human showrunner J.H. Wyman reveals the new sci-fi series’ Vancouver crew is the same, to a person, as former Fringe crew. Read More »WEEK: June 24-30, 2013
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- Sunday, May 19th – RoboCop starring Joel Kinnaman wraps its fourth & final day (May 16-19) in the Washington Building at Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, Standoff between heroes and villains with simulated gunfire. You could hear the pop, pop, pop sound nearby.
- Saturday, May 18th – Lexus commercial films in downtown Business District.
- Friday, May 17th – Amanda Tapping directs Continuum on Cambie St. and Arch Alley downtown. First a scene with Stephen Lobo and Magda Apanowicz on Cambie. And then a scene with Victor Webster and a corpse in the gravel parking lot off Arch Alley.
- Friday, May 17th – Globe and Mail: Election upset has BC Film industry reeling over lost taxbreaks
- Friday, May 17th – Lifetime series Witches of East End,starring Julia Ormond, back on BC Production List. New filming dates: July 16 to October 21.
- Thursday, May 16th – Godzilla terrorizes Steveston for third night shoot on docks dressed as San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Thursday, May 16th – Vancouver whydunnit Motive season finale airs on CTV with Amanda Tapping guest starring as hot psychologist. Crime scene filmed in David Lam Park in Yaletown.
- Thursday, May 16th – YVRShoots Series – Four filmed-in-Vancouver American pilots Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Almost Human with Karl Urban & Michael Ealy, Intelligence with Josh Holloway and The 100 make it to series. But Intelligence will film its series in Los Angeles not Vancouver.
- Thursday, May 16th – The CW Upfront: The CW becomes the Amell network with cousins Arrow star Stephen Amell & Tomorrow People star Robbie Amell on stage and sharing a childhood photo to a chorus of Awwwws from the audience. The network plans to break up Supernatural and Arrow on Wednesday nights by moving the Winchesters to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and replacing them with Tomorrow People, a new show which may shift production to Vancouver. But picked up series The 100 is not expected to air until 2014. Here’s a trailer filmed in local forest.
- Thursday May 16th – Continuum films inside CBC Vancouver. Episode directed by Amanda Tapping.
- Thursday, May 16th – The Killing films at Riverview.
- Thursday May 16th – Falling Skies showrunner Remi Aubuchon announces he’s stepping down. David Eick from Battlestar Galactica will take over for season four.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Godzilla in Steveston. Night shoot on docks dressed as San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Supernatural season eight finale. Angels fall from Heaven.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Arrow‘s epic season finale. Throughout the taut episode almost every character looked like he/she was about to sacrifice themselves but ultimately Tommy (Colin Donnell) was the one who did, sacrificing himself to save the woman he loved, Lauren (Katie Cassidy). Archer showdown between Emerald Archer (Stephen Amell/stunt double) & Dark Archer (John Barrowman/stunt double) on Hudson’s Bay roof downtown. Read More »WEEK: May 13-19, 2013
One Broken Man. One of a Kind Machine. Their Future. Is Definitely. Unwritten.
Almost Human showrunner Joel Wyman shared the official trailer for the new filmed-in-Vancouver series shown at the FOX Upfront in New York today. The look and style of this pilot is even better than expected. Especially the dry humour and banter between this buddy cop duo of part-robot human and part-human robot.
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Almost Human is scheduled to air on Mondays at 8 p.m. on FOX this fall after the World Series.
- Sunday, May 12th – Once Upon a Time season two finale. Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) rescues young Baelfire from the water in Neverland. Back in Storybrooke, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and Henry (Jared Gilmore) learn from the Charmings (Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison & Josh Dallas) in the Kuno Garden that grownup Baelfire/Neal (Michael Raymond-James) is lost. Greg (Ethan Embry) and Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green) activate the trigger in the curse. Hook sails away from Storybrooke on his ship after stealing a magic bean. Back in Neverland, Hook gives Baelfire to the Lost Boys. In Storybrooke, the Charmings and Regina (Lana Parrilla) stop the trigger but Henry is captured. They rush to the docks in time to see him taken through a portal to Neverland. Hook comes back with the Jolly Roger and magic bean and they set off through a portal too to rescue Henry. Meanwhile, the Lost Boys row young Baelfire ashore but let him live because he’s not the right boy. Who is? Turns out Peter Pan wants Henry. Oh and grownup Baelfire/Neal is alive.
- Sunday, May 12th – Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum 2×04 Kiera (Rachel Nichols) races to track down what she thinks is another time traveler and finds her but that’s not who’s wearing a high-tech suit from the future. SGU’s Patrick Gilmore is but as a costume.
- Sunday, May 12th – Leo Award Nominations: Film Becoming Redwood with 14 & TV series Continuum with 16 top the nominations. Arctic Air picks up 14; Arrow, 8 and Primeval: New World, 6.
- Sunday, May 12th – Movie Robocop fims inside the Vancouver Convention Centre dressed as OmniCorp. and has night shoot in alley off Victory Square downtown.
- Saturday, May 11th – Movie Robocop films inside the Vancouver Convention Centre dressed as OmniCorp in night shoot.
- Friday, May 10th – Joel Kinnaman as Robocop on his motorcycle near Olympic Cauldron at Vancouver Convention Centre dressed as OmniCorp in night shoot.
- Friday, May 10th – Bates Motel evening at Paley Center — Reimagining a Cinema Icon – with cast Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Nicola Peltz and showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin.
- Friday, May 10th – Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Elizabeth Olsen film Godzilla in Massey Heights house in New Westminster.
- Friday, May 10th – The Killing films on Terminal Avenue and Station Street near Pacific Central Station.
- Friday, May 10th – Psych films on private property between Whiterock and Crescent Beach.
- Friday, May 10th – ABC orders Once Upon a Time in Wonderland to series with John Lithgow now voicing the White Rabbit but passes on pilot Big Thunder and Read More »WEEK: May 6-12, 2013
Who is the human? And who is the android?
Human John Kennex (Karl Urban of Star Trek) and android Dorian (Michael Ealy) are police partners investigating crimes in Los Angeles 35 years from now. But in this partnership, the android displays more emotions than the human because John is shut down after getting seriously hurt on a mission. From J.J. Abrams and former Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman, this new series pays homage to Fringe in so many ways. The production used many of the former Vancouver Fringe crew as well as its production signs BELLY. Some of the set dressing looked familiar too, with futuristic kiosks like Quick Volt electric car stations and Quick Stands offering everything from Experience Enhancers to Intellect Expanders and Synthetic Pets on set. Almost Human filmed for three weeks in the Vancouver area in familiar Fringe locations from the downtown business district to Gastown’s Winters Hotel to under the Cambie Bridge to the Terminal City Ironworks complex dressed like a Blue Light district.
Crew for the FOX pilot Almost Human (formerly Human) built a futuristic coffee kiosk on a sidewalk under the Cambie Bridge to shoot a scene on Easter Monday of masked kidnappers abducting a plainclothes Los Angeles police officer and driving away. I got there too late to see the abduction so I don’t know which actor was taken, but this is probably the officer whom John Kennex (Karl Urban of Star Trek) and his android cop partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) try to rescue from Gastown’s Winters Hotel.
J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman’s futuristic buddy cop show is about LAPD officers partnered with androids and focuses on one particular pairing between John Kemnex and android Dorian, where the android displays more emotions than the human because the human is shut down after getting seriously hurt on a mission. Other characters include a cop-with-strong-morals Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly), another police officer (Michael Irby) and the police captain (Lili Taylor).
Brad Anderson (The Machinist) directed the pilot not Joel Wyman but Wyman was in Vancouver overseeing production. I spotted him without his mohawk on set last week conferring with Anderson between takes under the Cambie Bridge.