Update: ABC’s Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland as President Kirkland, turned out to be the mystery TV series he spoke of at the Whistler Film Festival.… Read More »WFF: Whistler Film Festival Trailblazer Award to Kiefer Sutherland & Screening of Western Forsaken
WFF: Whistler Film Festival Trailblazer Award to Kiefer Sutherland & Screening of Forsaken on December 4th
Don’t worry. If I wanted to kill you, you’d be dead by now — Jack Bauer. Need a Jack Bauer fix? The 15th annual Whistler… Read More »WFF: Whistler Film Festival Trailblazer Award to Kiefer Sutherland & Screening of Forsaken on December 4th
- Sunday, January 20th – The Giant is Back. Once Upon a Time promo for 2×13 Tiny & my photos of Jorge Garcia as the Giant in Steveston. Airs in three weeks on February 10th.
- Sunday, January 20th – Once Upon a Time airs 2×12 In the Name of the Brother featuring black-and-white Frankenstein flashbacks and the present-day problem of an outsider in Storybrooke
- Friday, January 18th – Fringe‘s stunning 2-hour series finale. 5×12 Liberty features Broyles (in Harbour Green Park) telling Fringe team that boy being held in detention at Liberty Island; Olivia suggesting she bypass security by crossing over to alt-universe Liberty Island; Walter hauling out cracked Window into Another World to see what Liberty Island (in Coal Harbour) looks like in alt-universe 2036; Olivia getting painful injections of cortexiphan and then crossing over & getting unfriendly welcome at Fringe Division HQ (Vancouver Public Library); Fauxlivia getting call about Olivia while out to dinner (at Rice ‘N Spice) with her husband Lincoln Lee; and Olivia & Fauxlivia bringing the boy back from Liberty Island to Battery Park (Coal Harbour) where Olivia & boy will cross back over. 5×13 features Broyles captured (under Cambie Bridge) by Observers & Loyalist soliders; an explosive battle against Windmark & Co. (on Port Metro Vancouver land) and final scenes at a POlivia house (in Burnaby) all directed by Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman.
- Friday, January 18th – Once Upon a Time films more of big fight inside Mr. Gold’s in Steveston.
- Friday, January 18th – Vancouver detective series Motive films near Granville and King Edward.
- Friday, Janary 18th – Commercial films at Broadway Plaza.
- Thursday, January 17th – Once Upon a Time films on its floating pirate ship set at Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park and inside Mr. Gold’s in Steveston.
- Thursday, January 17th – TVLine gets Sneak Peek at The CW promo images of Supernatural 1×12 As Time Goes By featuring Gil McKinney as Sam & Dean’s paternal grandfather Henry
- Thursday, January 17th – TVLine gets First Look at The CW promo images of Arrow 1×12 Vertigo featuring Seth Gabel as “The Count”, a nefarious drug dealerRead More »WEEK: January 14-20, 2013
Lots and lots of tweets in my timeline from B.C. film & TV people yesterday. The good: filmed-in-Vancouver sci-fi Showcase hit Continuum and northern adventure CBC hit Arctic Air both nabbed first-time Canadian Screen Awards nominations as Best Dramatic Series, along with the filmed-in-Toronto Bomb Girls, Flashpoint and King. The bad and the ugly: Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan boosted several industries last week but not our declining film & TV biz, provoking a SAVE BC FILM petition and a hashtag #SaveBCFilm to wake up the government about the cost to the province of losing film & TV productions to places with better tax credits like Ontario. Among other things, American productions build the infrastructure that make local successes like Continuum and Arctic Air possible.
Back to the good: the made-in and set-in-Vancouver sci-fi procedural Continuum racked up the individual CSA noms too, with a writing nomination for its creator Simon Barry (in the photo below with cast ); a directing nomination for Jon Cassar; a VFX nomination for Adam Stern of Artifex Studios; and an original musical score nomination for Jeff Danna — all for the show’s stunning pilot A Stitch in Time which travels in time from Vancouver in 2077 to Vancouver in 2012.
Joining Continuum as a first-timer in the Best Dramatic Series competition is the filmed-in-Vancouver-and-Yellownife series Arctic Air from Omni Films. The visually-spectacular aerial adventure drama Read More »Canadian Screen Awards Noms for CONTINUUM & ARCTIC AIR as Best Dramatic Series
- Sunday, November 11th – Once Upon a Time‘s Red Riding Hood/Ruby-centric episode 2×07 Child of the Moon.
- Sunday, November 11th – Glen Schaefer (The Province)’s feature on Brent Butt’s big movie No Clue — No Bogart in this Joint
- Friday, November 9th – Fringe reveals the child Observer whom Walter hid in a pocket universe in the sixth episode of the final season, Through the Looking Glass and What Walter Found.
- Friday, November 9th – Red Widow films on the North Vancouver waterfront.
- Friday, November 9th – Bates Motel films in Fort Langley.
- Friday, November 9th – Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome with Ben Cotton debuts first and second webisodes
- Thursday, November 8th – Sitcom Package Deal tapes its pilot in front of live studio audience in Burnaby.
- Thursday, November 8th – Brent Butt’s No Clue films in Coal Harbour on a yacht with a follow boat and a technocrane photographed by Rusty Deluce.
- Thrusday, November 8th – Emily Owens M.D.’s Mamie Gummer & Justin Hartley film at UBC’s Life Sciences Centre,
- Thursday, November 8th – Fringe films episode eleven on the platform for the West Coast Express at the Waterfront station with Loyalist soldiers, Peter, Olivia, Walter and the child Observer.
- Thursday, November 8th – News of AMC and Netflix nearing deal for surprise third season of The Killing via Deadline.com.
- Thursday, November 8th – News of Twilight fans already lining up for Monday’s Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 Read More »WEEK: November 5-11, 2012
- Sunday, September 30th – Once Upon a Time season two premieres on ABC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada. Filming of Charming family reunion and Storybrooke mob in Steveston.
- Sunday, September 30th – A Ford commercial films downtown, with 60 extras.
- Saturday, September 29th – Continuum showrunner Simon Barry moderates Creating Sci-fi Worlds panel featuring Once Upon a Time‘s Jane Espenson and Eureka‘s Amy Berg at the VIFF forum sponsored by Rogers
- Friday, September 28th – Fringe’s fifth and final season premieres on FOX in the U.S. and Citytv in Canada with utopian Fringe family scenes filmed in Stanley Park and dystopian scenes filmed on gravel lot next to the Olympic Village.
- Friday, September 28th – Fringe’s Anna Torv, John Noble, Jasika Nicole and Blair Brown film at the Olympic Village in False Creek, one of the original locations for Letters of Transit, the sci-fi show’s season 4 gateway into season 5.
- Thursday, September 27th – Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF 2012- September 27 to October 12) begins
- Thursday, September 27th – News from SPACE channel that Vancouver’s own Primeval: New World will debut Monday, October 29th
- Thursday, September 2yth – Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) films Emily Owens M.D. at the University of British Columbia
- Thursday, September 27th – Vancouver`s own Continuum debuts its first season on Syfy in the U.K.
- Thursday, September 27th – Supernatural thriller Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe (post-Harry Potter), starts flming in the Vancouver area.
- Thursday, September 27th – Arrow films in warehouse on old Smallville lot near Royal Oak Skytrain station.
- Wednesday, September 26th – Arrow films in warehouse on old Smallville lot near Royal Oak Skytrain station.
- Wednesday, September 26th – Rogue films inside Burrard Ironworks building at Main & Alexander in Downtown Eastside.
- Wednesday, September 26th – Dinosaurs are running amok in Vancouver. And they’re hungry. Primeval: New World releases its first trailer with amazing VFX dinosaurs from Mark Savela.
- Tuesday, September 25th – Once Upon a Time films in the village of Steveston near Vancouver Read More »WEEK: September 24-30 2012
Look what Fringe crew did to the West End’s Sherburn Building yesterday. It didn’t look like this thirteen months ago when Fringe filmed scenes for Subject 9, season four’s pivotal episode when Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop returned to existence. Yesterday’s scenes, like most of season five, appear to be set in 2036 when Observer overlords rule the world, there’s a lot of dirt, decrepit cars and dead vegetation and Joshua Jackson’s amber-preserved Peter Bishop is a resistance fighter dressed in fashionable black [Update: along with Anna Torv’s Olivia and Jasika Nicole’s Astrid. The trio are following John Noble’s Walter Bishop who’s gone rogue in a search for a child Observer he hid inside this building in a pocket universe twenty years before.]