Film industry

Cast and crew of the Hallmark Channel series ‘Chesapeake Shores’ as they film at Parksville beach on April 15, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Fifth season of ‘Chesapeake Shores’ looks to showcase Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Executive producer: ‘We’re really excited for the fans to experience the fifth season’

 

Mark Brandon has discovered there are more acting roles available for seniors now than ever before. (Photo submitted)

Act your age means more movie roles for seniors like Mark Brandon

Island-filmed The Baker’s Son provides a prominent role as a news anchor

 

“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

 

Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus provides the perfect small town atmosphere for movie shoot

Community takes on the persona of Windward, Washington for Hallmark production

Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Gordon Head Recreation Centre stands in as the Quimper Regional Hospital on Feb. 23 for filming Maid, a 10-part Netflix series. (Greg Sutton/District of Saanich)

Netflix transforms Saanich recreation centre into hospital for filming

Facility was closed to public Feb. 23 for filming of Maid

The Gordon Head Recreation Centre stands in as the Quimper Regional Hospital on Feb. 23 for filming Maid, a 10-part Netflix series. (Greg Sutton/District of Saanich)
Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)

Island actors all-in for their roles in ‘All-in Madonna’

Feature film, directed by Arnold Lim, currently showing at Victoria Film Festival

Arabella Costello, left, from Parksville, played the role of Cher in ‘All-in Madonna’, while Clayton Neuwirth, right, from Bowser, played the role of Victor. ‘All-in Madonna’ plays at the Victoria Film Festival through Feb. 14. (Submitted photos)
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

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)
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

This map shows the proposed location for a proposed film studio on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. (Camosun College/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)
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)
James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

New James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ will now hit theatres worldwide in November 2020

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus
REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety

REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety

Monday’s Kyle Wells presents his first take on a collection of films from VFF 2020

REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled…

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

Multiple Oscar-nominated Canadian talents on Academy Award hopefuls list

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees
This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.)

2020 box office starts off with ‘Star Wars’ still on top

Holiday holdovers stayed strong, led by a pair of Sony Pictures releases

This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.)
This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for “1917” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ win multiple Golden Globes

Renee Zelleweger took home best actress in a drama, her fourth Globe

This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for “1917” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
Mufasa surveys the realm with young Simba in “The Lion King.” (Disney)

Hollywood’s summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance

The Labor Day weekend is traditionally a quiet one for movie theatres

Mufasa surveys the realm with young Simba in “The Lion King.” (Disney)
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

A sign directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in Langford in April. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Making South Island ‘film-friendly’ important, but build a studio and they will come: commissioner

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions
This map shows the location of a proposed film studio on Camosun College’s Interurban campus. (Camosun College/Submitted).

Proposed Saanich studio part of a larger push to capture Hollywood dollars

Local film commission set to launch promotional push to attract movie productions

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