- Sunday, March 31st – Red Widow,1×06 The Captive. Irwin tries to comfort his Dad’s young girlfriend outside Lana Lou’s restaurant in the Downtown Eastside. It won’t end well. And after Marta’s daughter Natalie goes missing, Marta, her eldest son Gabriel and her youngest son Boris go searching for Natalie at the Terminal City Ironworks complex.
- Sunday, March 31st – Feature film Hector & the Search for Happiness films scenes of Simon Pegg, Toni Collette & Christopher Plummer in the Life Sciences Centre at UBC with volunteer extras in lecture hall from 1 pm to 7 pm.
- Sunday, March 31st – Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory film CBS pilot Intelligence on Easter Sunday. Helgenberger’s photo with Holloway.
- Sunday, March 31st – Arrow panel at WonderCon with sunburned Stephen Amell (The Red Arrow), Colin Donnell, Willa Holland & Paul Blackthorne
- Saturday, March 30th – CBS pilot Backstrom turns Marine building downtown into Portland Police station and soaks star Rainn Wilson with a huge rain tower.
- Saturday, March 30th – Feature film Hector & the Search for Happiness with Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer & Toni Collette starts filming.
- Saturday, March 30th – Falling Skies panel with Drew Roy, Sarah Carter and others at WonderCon in Anaheim.
- Friday, March 29th – Tomorrowland starring George Clooney & Hugh Laurie appears on BC production list with rough filming schedule of Aug 2013 -Jan 2014
- Friday, March 29th – OnceWonderland presentation (not quite a pilot) appears on BC production list with filming dates of April 8 to 12th.
- Friday, March 29th – AMC announces 2-hour premiere on June 2nd of third season of The Killing with Mireille Enos & Joel Kinnaman.
- Friday, March 29th – Cult 1×06 airs on The CW. Sky (Jessica Lucas)e is in a coma treated by a doctor (Geoff Gustafson)..EJ (Stacey Farber) tries to track down the drug dealer filmed at Victory Square.
- Thursday, March 28th – Vancouver whydunit Motive airs 1×08 about young man beaten & suffocated.
- Thursday, March 28th – Once Upon a Time films its season finale inside the cannery in Steveston with Captain Hook and stunt double spotted on set and then two beach scenes in Garry Point Park — the last one of the Lost Boys in Neverland.
- Thursday, March 28th – Movie Words & Pictures with Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche wraps a second week (Monday to Thursday) of filming inside St. George’s school.
- Thursday, March 28th – Supernatural films at Boston Pizza on Marine Way in Burnaby.
- Thursday, March 28th – NBC pilot I am Victor wraps filming in Vancouver with a final day of filming in Yaletown of ground floor scenes of the L.A. law firm of John Stamos’s divorce attorney.
- Thursday, March 28th – FOX Pilot Human with Karl Urban & Michael Ealy films on Annacis Island.
- Thursday, March 28th – Rainn Wilson & Dennis Haysbert film CBS pilot Backstrom in a downtown alley off Cambie.
- Thursday, March 28th – Syfy sets premiere date of June 8th for first season of Primeval: New World Read More »WEEK: March 25-31, 2013
SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Neverland at Steveston’s Garry Point Park for Season Finale 2×22 – Updated
Once Upon a Time is filming in Steveston for [four] full days for its season two finale — And Straight on ‘Til Morning. Thursday, March 28th, was Day Three and began inside the Gulf of Georgia cannery with cast and stunt doubles on set for a big fight in present-day Storybrooke. Then in late afternoon, production moved to a beach in the 75-acre waterfront Garry Point Park, west of the historic fishing village. There they filmed a way-too-spoilery to-share scene on the beach with some Fairy Tale World characters and grownup Baelfire (Michael Raymond-James, who tweeted that Thursday was his final day of shooting season two). And then Once Upon a Time filmed a flashback of a night in Neverland, featuring the Lost Boys and young Baelfire (Dylan Schmid) in a row boat coming to shore. Filming was delayed until high tide receded and SPFX crew flooded the beach with smoke. So much smoke that it might have been Once Upon a Time’s smoke drifting northward that my ferry to Vancouver Island had to pass through on an otherwise sunny Good Friday.
SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle & Jared Gilmore in Steveston’s Kuno Garden for Season Finale 2×22
Once Upon a Time is filming in Steveston for [four] full days for its season two finale — And Straight on ‘Til Morning. Wednesday, March 27th, was Day Two and began with cast — including Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Josh Dallas — on set for an early morning runthrough around 8:30 a.m. in the Kuno Garden at the 75-acre waterfront Garry Point Park, west of the historic village of Steveston. Real-life couple Goodwin and Dallas took a quiet stroll together in the sun after and then headed back to circus while crew set up for the morning scene of Emma and her parents, Charming/David and Snow/Mary Margaret, driving up to the garden in Charming/David’s truck and walking into the Japanese-style memorial garden where the emotional moments took place.
Published December 9, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome
Modern fairy tale series Once Upon a Time is American TV’s biggest new fall drama, putting the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, on the map. Normally played by Moncton Street in the village of Steveston, pieces of Storybrooke can pop up anywhere in the Vancouver area from Fort Langley to New Westminster to North Vancouver. For its October 23rd debut, the freshman show commanded an amazing 13 million American viewers and the next three episodes stayed steady at 11 milliion. On the American Thanksgiving weekend, an episode held its own against Sunday night football. And while last Sunday’s Prince Charming episode marked a series low, the hashtag #OnceUponaTime topped worldwide trending on Twitter during the broadcast. So it’s much more than a family show — the 18-49 demos are great too. Tune in this Sunday for the Fall Finale.
Created by Lost writers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Once Upon a Time airs on ABC, whose Disney parent company owns the rights to most of the world’s fairy tales. That’s essential since the show mixes reality and fantasy from present-day-but-frozen-in-time Storybrooke to flashbacks of a fairy tale world lost when the Evil Queen cursed all the fairy tale characters to spend their lives in the real world without getting happy endings or even knowing their true identities. Prince Charming (Josh Dallas of Thor) and Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love)’s daughter Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison of House) has grown up in the real world without knowing her fairy tale parents. When Henry (Jared Gilmore), the son Emma gave up for adoption a decade earlier, finds her and begs her to come back with him to Storybrooke to break the curse. things start to change — but not too quickly we hope.
In a delicious twist, the Evil Queen happens to be Henry’s adoptive mother and Storybrooke mayor Regina (Lana Parrilla) in the real world, someone who does not want Henry’s real mother in town at all. I have watched a few Regina vs Emma confrontations being filmed already, the latest in an epic windstorm at Garry’s Point in Steveston last month. Henry’s castle had been damaged and I’m not alone in suspecting Regina is behind it. Be warned: there are mild to medium spoilers throughout this post.
I wrote about the filming of the Once Upon a Time pilot and Evil Queen-centric second episode for my YVRShoots series in the summer. I’ve since learned more about how the fairy tale world scenes are created using revolutionary Z.E.U.S. visual effects technology. If you looked through the camera lense or on the director/producer monitors during filming of the wedding of Prince Charming to Snow White in the pilot, you’d have seen a detailed ballroom wedding scene rendered in real time while elaborately-costumed Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin performed on a mostly empty green screen stage with costumed extras. Read More »BIG READ: ONCE UPON A TIME is Fall TV’s Biggest New Drama Hit