A video of a film shoot involving a dog chase scene in Vancouver is circulating on social media.
The video shows a medium-sized dog running frantically around a corner and into a building, with a man following closely behind in hot pursuit. A number of people are standing by the action, and several cars line the street.
A local took to Twitter to share a video of the action on Nov. 17, asking if anyone knows what was being filmed along Beatty Street. They also share a second video of the action, which shows a couple of people ducking behind a vehicle, and it appears they are brandishing weapons.
Part II pic.twitter.com/DXrdsjAawt— bob (@aoeueoa) November 19, 2020
A resident notification letter has also been posted in Gastown for an upcoming shoot of the feature production The Mahalia Jackson Story, which is about the influential gospel singer's life and legacy.
Mahalia Productions Ltd. states that filming will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Gastown. However, there will be temporary no stopping zones in place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both sides of the 100 block of Powell Street from Columbia Street to 120 Powell Street, as well as the east side of the 200 block of Powell Street from Powell Street to the laneway south.
In the scene, an actor will be consoled by a young father as "mourners mill about."
#Filming Notice for Nov 24 at 100 Powell St in #Gastown for #Mahalia Productions @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots @ThemysciraBound @olv #Vancouver #Canada #YVR #YVRShoots #HollywoodNorth #Hollywood #TV #Film #Movies pic.twitter.com/yP4HVg0pga— Jordan (@JordanVanMusic) November 19, 2020
This month in Vancouver film
Vancouverites took to Twitter earlier this month to share images of the film set for The Mysterious Benedict Society in Gastown, as well as to share information about upcoming filming times and locations.
The set called for "background actors in costume" as well as picture décor in the alleyway south of the 300 block of Water Street; several old-fashioned cars lined the streets of Gastown.
ABC's A Million Little Things was also filming in Gastown this month, and Vancouver Police assisted with a temporary road closure of the 100 block of Alexander Street.
November 2019 in Vancouver Film
On Nov.1, 2019, the City of Vancouver warned residents that there would be a film shoot with highly visible graphic content in Gastown.
The shoot, which involved multiple mock dead bodies and even a mock dead police horse, transformed the city streets into a post-apocalyptic hellscape. Based on the horror novel The Stand by Stephen King, the set design for the TV series “Radio Nowhere” called for a great deal of disturbing imagery, dialogue and noise.
The set for the Warner Brothers T.V. series “Batwoman” also called for some high-action content, including the use of exposed weapons, a van that crashed into a motorcycle, and atmospheric smoke.