A sign directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in Langford in April. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

A sign directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in Langford in April. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

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

Local and international production companies working out film locations in town

Lights, camera, action!

Greater Victoria’s reputation as a film-industry feature is growing, with more homes, parks and streets scouted as film locations.

So far this year, the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission has seen many film crews come through, including those working on The Boy 2, local feature film All-In Madonna, and several Hallmark productions including The Last Bridesmaid, Four Summer Weddings and Shopping for Love.

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More films are scheduled for 2019, including some from international producers and industry icons such as Disney.

“We have several productions scheduled to film here this summer and fall including a German Canadian co-production, Disney’s Upside Down Magic, and Front Street Pictures will be returning with a couple of exciting projects,” said Andrea Rodgers, administrative co-ordinator for the VISFMC.

“We send out new location packages every week to producers interested in filming on the South Island, so we are looking forward to a busy remainder of the year!”

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Front Street Pictures, based in Vancouver, has a three-part series under the working title Martha Vineyard Mysteries scheduled to begin filming in Victoria in August and run through September.

While details of filming locations or content are scarce, Regan MacLeod, Front Street’s first assistant production co-ordinator, said the series will be a family-friendly trilogy targeted to run as movies of the week. 

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