Film industry

Michelle Asgarali, shown in a handout photo, is the producer of the new show “Breaking Character,” which follows a cast of disabled actors trying to make it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/-HO-AMI

‘Breaking Character’ is breaking boundaries in the world of disability representation

Docu-series tells the stories of 6 performers with disabilities

 

Cloverdale’s 176 Street was turned into “Greendale” Nov. 15, 2019, when crews filmed scenes for Part 3 of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. district council for Directors Guild of Canada issues strike notice

Any production not covered by a ‘safe harbour agreement’ may be subject to action after 72 hours

 

The Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council (DGC BC) has voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. film workers union overwhelmingly in favour of strike vote

Directors Guild of Canada, B.C. District Council members voted 92.2% in favour of a strike

 

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival returns after being postponed due to flooding

Festival is back in-person and online with 40-plus films, including many by Fraser Valley filmmakers

A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)
The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)

Superman TV series strengthened B.C. economy by $95M, says movie association

Superman & Lois filmed in Delta, Surrey and Richmond

The TV series Superman Lois strengthened the B.C. economy to the tune of $95 million, says Motion Picture Association – Canada. (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. photo)
Director/Writer Scott Cooper and Producer Guillermo del Toro on the set of ANTLERS. Photo by Kimberley French. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

Filming an economic driver in small B.C. towns like Hope, says Canada’s Motion Picture Association

Four days of filming Antlers resulted in $10,000 for permit fees to district

Director/Writer Scott Cooper and Producer Guillermo del Toro on the set of ANTLERS. Photo by Kimberley French. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
Jennifer Lopez, playing a trained assassin in the upcoming Netflix movie “The Mother.” (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Jennifer Lopez, playing a trained assassin in the upcoming Netflix movie “The Mother.” (Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)

Star Wars fan film ‘Bucketheads,’ shot in Lower Mainland, makes its debut

Volunteer initiative features new LED screen technology

Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story is being filmed near the 19000-block of 16 Avenue in South Surrey. (Mychaylo Prystupa photos)
The rainbow crosswalk at Glover Road and Mary Avenue in Fort Langley has been temporarily covered up for the filming of a movie. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The rainbow crosswalk at Glover Road and Mary Avenue in Fort Langley has been temporarily covered up for the filming of a movie. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, was filming near Prospect Lake in Saanich last month. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)

Province announces $150,000 towards film studio, fulfilling B.C. NDP promise

Investment to fund movie studio feasibility study at Camosun College

The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, was filming near Prospect Lake in Saanich last month. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.

Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

How one Vancouver Island baker got her homemade cookies featured in Hallmark films

Film company ended up ordering over 11 dozen cookies

Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Background actors and principals donned winter wear for the shooting of a Christmas film in Hope on July 29, even amidst a summer heat wave and an ongoing Environment Canada special weather statement. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Christmas film shot in Hope premieres Nov. 24

A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado was shot during a late July heatwave in Hope

Background actors and principals donned winter wear for the shooting of a Christmas film in Hope on July 29, even amidst a summer heat wave and an ongoing Environment Canada special weather statement. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)

South Surrey’s Pink Palace to host late-night Halloween ghost tour

Paranormal ghost hunt set for midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday at closed hotel

South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)
Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, was installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

PHOTOS: Hope’s most famous drifter is back in town, and here to stay

First John J. Rambo chainsaw carving installed along Wallace Street

Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, was installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Overheard online: Your response to Hope’s first John Rambo carving

Overheard online: Your response to Hope’s first John Rambo carving

Hope’s newest chainsaw carving, a lifelike John Rambo in the well-known pose…

Overheard online: Your response to Hope’s first John Rambo carving
Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, is installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope B.C.’s new Rambo carving is Sly-approved

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

Hope’s first chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo, in red cedar, is installed at Memorial park on Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Wallace Street was decked out in Christmas decor on July 29, as a film crew was wrapping up their last days of shooting in and around downtown Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

PHOTOS: Christmas in July became a reality, during Hope film shoot

A late July heat wave with special weather statements did not stop this production

Wallace Street was decked out in Christmas decor on July 29, as a film crew was wrapping up their last days of shooting in and around downtown Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A film crew shoots the film ‘A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ at the Hope Fire Department’s Hall 1 on 3 Avenue on July 20, 2020. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

A Christmas miracle? ‘Snow’ observed in Hope on blistering hot July day

The Hope Fire Hall 1 was decked out for a Christmas-themed film shoot Monday

A film crew shoots the film ‘A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ at the Hope Fire Department’s Hall 1 on 3 Avenue on July 20, 2020. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard