Film industry

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

 

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

 

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
A film crew will be in Hope for around two weeks and are looking for extras for the film ‘A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn.’ Pixabay photo

Film crew shooting in Hope in late July, looking for extras

‘A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ is looking for extras for a local shoot July 20 to 31

A film crew will be in Hope for around two weeks and are looking for extras for the film ‘A Christmas Tree Grows in Brooklyn.’ Pixabay photo
Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge film studio plagued by vandalism as owner waits to reopen

Ridge Studios’ doors closed March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)

Chilliwack film fest founder waives entry fees for Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers

The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival is the first film festival in B.C. to make the move

The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)
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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
A screenshot from the Rambo film First Blood, where Sheriff Will Teasle (played by Brian Dennehy) arrests John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone). The scene a large portions of the film were shot in Hope in 1981.

Goodbye to Sheriff Teasle

Brian McKinney shares stories of actor Brian Dennehy’s time in Hope

A screenshot from the Rambo film First Blood, where Sheriff Will Teasle (played by Brian Dennehy) arrests John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone). The scene a large portions of the film were shot in Hope in 1981.
LETTER: Remembering Sheriff Teasle

LETTER: Remembering Sheriff Teasle

Editor, Brian Dennehy gone at 81. Brian was the sheriff who was…

  • May 8, 2020
LETTER: Remembering Sheriff Teasle
Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)

Donations pour in for production assistant injured on ‘Batwoman’ set in Vancouver

The GoFundMe had raised more than $34,000 as of Sunday morning

Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)