Film industry

The COVID-19 pandemic had an effect on film production on central and north Vancouver Island, says Vancouver Island North Film Commission. Pictured here, production of TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith earlier this year. (Black Press file)

Film commissioner says COVID-19 cost central Island $6 million in economic activity

Jurassic World: Dominion, Chesapeake Shores among productions halted due to pandemic, says INFilm

 

This map shows the proposed location for a proposed film studio on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. (Camosun College/Submitted).

Saanich mayor holds B.C. NDP to campaign promise to fund movie studio study

South Island candidates promised $150,000 to develop business plan

 

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Eric Burnett headed up the Duncan studio that helped create Bron Studios’ “The Willoughbys,” which was recently released on Netflix. (Submitted)
Eric Burnett headed up the Duncan studio that helped create Bron Studios’ “The Willoughbys,” which was recently released on Netflix. (Submitted)
Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island film industry to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)
(File photo)

B.C. film industry given go-ahead to restart productions halted due to COVID-19

The industry will likely look very different than it was before the pandemic

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A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Deadpool 2’ production company fined by B.C. agency after woman’s death

WorkSafeBC says in a report issued last fall that among other violations, the company did not conduct a risk assessment

A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer stars in the soon-to-be-released Netflix original The Half of It, alongside Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu. (Facebook/The Half of It Netflix Movie)

Greater Victoria actor stars in upcoming Netflix film The Half of It

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer plays love struck teenager Paul Munsky

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer stars in the soon-to-be-released Netflix original The Half of It, alongside Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu. (Facebook/The Half of It Netflix Movie)
The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three of the hit Hallmark series. (Chesapeake Shores photo)

Popular TV series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ renewed for season five

Hallmark Channel show to return to filming in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

The cast from ‘Chesapeake Shores’ pose for a photo in season three of the hit Hallmark series. (Chesapeake Shores photo)
Danny Kelly, played by actor Brendan Bailey, falls through the ice during his pursuit of fugitive Simon Gunanoot in Northern B.C. in the early 1900s in Damien Gillis’ new film, Shadow Trap, which comes to Tidemark Theatre Feb. 25. Image supplied

Vancouver Island filmmaker brings legendary BC outlaw to the big screen

Damien Gillis’ Shadow Trap based on the life of Simon Gunanoot screened in advance of Crave broadcast

Danny Kelly, played by actor Brendan Bailey, falls through the ice during his pursuit of fugitive Simon Gunanoot in Northern B.C. in the early 1900s in Damien Gillis’ new film, Shadow Trap, which comes to Tidemark Theatre Feb. 25. Image supplied
Island-filmed mini-series honoured with Canadian Screen Award nomination

Island-filmed mini-series honoured with Canadian Screen Award nomination

Actor Shawn Doyle was nominated in the Best Lead Actor category for Unspeakable

Island-filmed mini-series honoured with Canadian Screen Award nomination
The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews from a Bonzo television series are in filming at Government and Wharf streets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Film crews in downtown Victoria producing upcoming TV series

‘Significant economic contributions to the area’ coming from production

Crews from a Bonzo television series are in filming at Government and Wharf streets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Riffington Manor receives a treatment of snow for the film production of Hallmark’s “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Victoria Hospice benefits from Hallmark movie filming in Oak Bay

Fees from renting prominent Uplands home donated to Victoria Hospice

Riffington Manor receives a treatment of snow for the film production of Hallmark’s “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” (Keri Coles/News Staff)
The Hallmark movie, expected to be airing April.19, is being filmed at GardenWorks on Oak Bay Avenue today. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Prince to move into Victoria castle for Hallmark movie

Once Upon a Prince now filming in Victoria, Colwood, Oak Bay

The Hallmark movie, expected to be airing April.19, is being filmed at GardenWorks on Oak Bay Avenue today. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)