Film Production List Jan 2021

I feel like perhaps we should rename this year: 1 AC (After Covid) but, for Los Angeles at least, that may be premature. In Vancouver (and Toronto) however, it might fit because things are picking up nicely. Below is a current list of everything being worked on in Vancouver today. Nothing is shut down because of COVID19. On-location shooting is…

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It Ain’t Over Yet

Hello, Folks! I hope you had a great holiday and now back to work! For a lot of people, the business fires up today (Monday Jan 4th) while some will be on Tuesday the 5th. Feels good to get back at it. However.... Please, please don't get cocky with the virus. Prudence is needed now more than ever; hospitalizations and…

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The Watchmen, The Bouncy Castle and The Academy Award

The Bouncy Castle is what some call the AirWall from AirCover, a piece of grip gear invented by Dave "The Mad Scientist" and his grip pals who all work right here, in the film production business in Vancouver. To this day, there are number of his crew who also call it the Bouncy Castle (that's you, Robin) but the more…

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Bitter Sweet 2020
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Bitter Sweet 2020

As I write this, the Vancouver Film Production scene is struggling to get fully up and running due to the pandemic illness Covid19. Shows have started then stopped and each time it causes a nightmare of changes butterflying the ripples in our city and beyond. As a year, 2020 is up there with 1929, in terms of how messed up…

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Once More With Feeling…

Well, we thought the Vancouver Film and Television Industry would be at least partially up and running by now. As many of you know, that target date of July 5th came and went and TV didn't get to camera much. In fact, as far as I know, only Canadian produced shows are in full swing. For example, Ivan Hayden of…

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We’re Back! Sorta…

Sort of.... I am very pleased to confirm a small portion of our local people working in film have started back to work last week and more this week. This is part of a well coordinated effort to get the film industry back up and running safely by the traditional start date - the Tuesday after the July long weekend.…

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Pain on the Mountain

Clif and I used to ski a lot... This picture is of Mt. Shuksan in Washington State, close to the Canadian border. One side of this mountain is (was?) Mt. Baker Ski Area, one of about four of our family's GoTo places to ski from about 1974 to 1983. All of which were about two hours from home. Mt. Baker…

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The Premiere of Covid19

Film Industry, Friday the 13th As I write this, another TV series shot in Vancouver has shut down. Due to other commitments and the impact of Covid19, it is likely these shows will not start back up. There is simply no way to predict what is about to happen, as things are changing so fast and many things affect others,…

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