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What's filming in Burnaby this month?

From a Nicolas Cage flick to adaptations of beloved childhood books series like Goosebumps, Burnaby is a film hot spot — what's in production now?
What's filming now in Burnaby? There's many films and TV shows currently in production like Nicolas Cage thriller Longlegs and kids' favourite Goosebumps.

Burnaby is a film hot spot, with various production studios and natural landscapes. Burnaby has been the set for well-known films including Juno, She’s the Man, The A-Team and Happy Gilmore. 

Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain brutalist architecture also makes for the perfect sci-fi set: hosting productions like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 and the X-Files.

Many films are produced in local studios — Burnaby has about 60 per cent of the studio spaces around the Lower Mainland, according to the city.

Most recently, park-goers at Deer Lake noticed a massive dilapidated mansion set for the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Learn more about filming in Burnaby on the city’s website.

What's filming in town now? Have you seen any of these actors out and about?

Longlegs (with Nicolas Cage)

While much of this film remains a mystery, we do know action-movie staple Nicolas Cage will star in Longlegs. It's set to be a psychological thriller, according to Deadline.

Starring: Nicolas Cage
Location: 8-3888 North Fraser Way 
Production start and wrap date: Jan. 16 to Feb. 23

Never Let Go (with Halle Berry)

Formerly in production as Mother Land, this thriller stars Halle Berry as a mother whose family is haunted by an evil spirit.

Starring: Halle Berry
Location: 7588 Winston St.
Production start and wrap date: March 20 to May 26

The Big Whoop

This project is about a "A washed up clown act (that) finds themselves in over their heads when a priceless stolen artifact ‘belonging’ to a dangerous criminal lands in their possession," according to Hollywood North Buzz.

Starring: TBD
Location: 400 Boundary Rd.
Production start and wrap date: Feb. 13 to March 20

Goosebumps – Season 1 (Working title: Port Lawrence 93)

Relive your favourite childhood book series and follow five teens fall into supernatural adventures as they work to save their town.

Starring: Rachael Harris, Justin Long, Isa Briones, Ana Yi Puig, Zack Morris
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: March 31, 2023

Yellowjackets – Season 2

This horror show is a spine-thrilling mystery: what happens when a high school girl’s soccer team survives a plane crash, and the girls are left to fend for themselves in the Canadian wilderness?

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Christina Ricci
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: Feb. 17, 2023

Watch the Yellowjackets Season 2 trailer below:

The Good Doctor – Season 6

Follow along with the adventures of Dr. Shaun Murphy in this medical drama starring Freddie Highmore.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Christina Chang
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: April 17, 2023

A Million Little Things – Season 5

After one of their own dies by suicide, a group of friends decide to make the most of their own lives.

Starring: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park
Location: 101 - 4200 North Fraser Way
Wrap date: March 3, 2023

TV movies filming

  • Worth Something (dir. Todd Holland, new media TV movie)
  • Calamity Jane
  • Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • In the Walls
  • The 12 Dares of Christmas
  • The Spin Cycle

Local film news site Hollywood North Buzz has also tweeted reports of Kung Fu, season 3, being filmed in Central Park, and TV series The Flash based on the DC Comics superhero, also filming in Central Park.

Wrapped since August

  • Alaska Daily (with Hilary Swank)
  • Straight Man – Season 1
  • Buddy Games 2
  • Christmas at the Golden Dragon
  • The Power – Season 1
  • The Watchful Eye – Season 1
  • Family Law – Season 3
  • The Dating Game (dir. Anna Kendrick)
  • Valiant One
  • Virgin River – Season 5
  • When Calls the Heart – Season 10
  • School Spirits – Season 1
  • Binged to Death (dir. Craig Moss)
  • Midnight Whispers (dir. Jacquie Gould)
  • Twilight's Child (dir. Jacquie Gould)
  • A Winning Team (dir. Jason Furukawa)
  • Grilling Season: A Curious Caterer Mystery (dir. Paul Ziller)
  • Field Day (dir. David Winning)
  • Game of Love (dir. Jason Bourque)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Season 1 (Working title: Mink Golden)
  • Creating Christmas (dir. Jason James)
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Pride (dir. Troy Scott)
  • The Cases of Mystery Lane (dir. Mike Rohl)
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