Film industry

The TV series Gracepoint filmed scenes in Oak Bay in 2014. (Black Press Media file photo)

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

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

 

Film crews will be shooting on the Pat Bay Highway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Traffic control personnel will be guiding drivers through a planned detour. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Rolling closures on Pat Bay Highway for filming in Saanich, Sidney

Traffic to be detoured around film-site

 

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

 

A sign in Langford directed crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
A sign in Langford directed crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
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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 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)
A sign in Langford directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April. (File Photo)

International, Disney and Hallmark films set to be filmed in Victoria in 2019

Local and international production companies seeking out film locations in town

A sign in Langford directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April. (File Photo)
Riffington Manor receives a treatment of snow for the film production of Hallmark’s “Christmas Bells Are Ringing.” (Keri Coles/News Staff)

Local charity 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)
Ellery Rose Lamm’s animated short The Bear Story was the winner of Best Overall Film at the Shoreline Film Festival in 2016 and the winner of the Best Student Animated Film at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2015. There will be a free screening of The Bear Story on Oct.13 at Cinecenta as part of the Reel Careers in Film and Media event. (Submitted)

Free movie screenings at UVic film industry event

Collection of short films at Cinecenta during Reel Careers in Film and Media

Ellery Rose Lamm’s animated short The Bear Story was the winner of Best Overall Film at the Shoreline Film Festival in 2016 and the winner of the Best Student Animated Film at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2015. There will be a free screening of The Bear Story on Oct.13 at Cinecenta as part of the Reel Careers in Film and Media event. (Submitted)
The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo

Film commission funding cuts in Victoria eat into marketing efforts

Coun. Loveday, Alto seek restoration of funding to 2016 levels, point to impact on local economy

The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo
David Black donates film fees to charity

David Black donates film fees to charity

Manor rental fees donated to Victoria Hospice, a charity close to Black’s heart

David Black donates film fees to charity
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

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)
Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

B.C.-born actor Lochlyn Munro is on the series Riverdale and worked with Prince Harry’s fiancee.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.
Nima Walker, Luis Gonzalez and Peter Goodacre are make up Harakiri Productions. (Morgan Cross photo)

Budding Oak Bay High filmmakers launch feature film

All The Clouds Could Fall is now available on Youtube

  • Aug 31, 2017
Nima Walker, Luis Gonzalez and Peter Goodacre are make up Harakiri Productions. (Morgan Cross photo)
As Front Street Productions (?????)wraps up shooting, the film industry in Victoria is hampered by the lack of local crew for future productions. Black Press file photo

Movie magic missing: Dearth of crew, facilities hamper local film industry

Greater Victoria needs game changer to rekindle industry on Island

  • Jun 16, 2017
As Front Street Productions (?????)wraps up shooting, the film industry in Victoria is hampered by the lack of local crew for future productions. Black Press file photo