Filming in Vancouver: Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Hilary Swank, Kurt Russell, and more

Sandra Bullock

If you haven’t put your Christmas tree away yet, you’re not alone.

In this week’s look at what’s filming in Vancouver, a Christmas movie finishes up and finally puts away those holiday decorations.

Meanwhile, some big Hollywood names are also coming and going this week, including a few Oscar winners.

A comedic female star known for her congeniality takes on a serious drama about life after prison in a new feature film.

Meanwhile, a babysitter gets the job of her life when she has to babysit a bunch of alien kids in a new TV series that’s calling it a wrap.

And an astronaut has to leave behind her family as she leads a global team into space.

If any or all of that makes you want to know more, well, read on, screen believers.

The Christmas Chronicles

First things first: Christmas is officially over.

Yes, The Christmas Chronicles 2 calls it a wrap tomorrow (February 4).

This family-friendly Netflix movie started filming back on October 21.

Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles

In the 2018 hit movie shot in Toronto, two kids (played by Judah Lewis and Darby Camp) met Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) and teamed up with his to save the Christmas Spirit after his malfunctioning sleigh crashed, and he loses his bag of toys and his magical hat.

Julian Dennison

In this sequel directed by Chris Columbus (Pixels), the kids—now a little older—reunite with Santa when a mysterious being called Belsnickel (Julian Dennison) attempts to put a permanent end to Christmas.

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn returns as Mrs. Claus, and the cast will include Tyrese Gibson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and more.

Tyrese Gibson

The release date has yet to be announced but something tells us it’ll probably be sometime around the winter holiday season.

Just a hunch…

Sandra Bullock

Anyhow moving right along, as that one finishes up, another Netflix feature film is getting going.

It’s currently known alternately as Untitled Sandra Bullock/Nora Fingscheidt Project or Untitled Graham King Project will shoot from today (February 3) until April 9. (Graham King is one of the producers.)

Directed by Nora Fingschiedt (System Crasher), this post-incarceration drama is an adaptation of the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven.

Sandra Bullock (Bird Box) stars in this film as a woman released from prison after serving time for a violent crime.

Viola Davis

But when she attempts to re-enter her former world, she faces nothing but harsh judgement from others who refuse to forgive her.

Her only source of hope left is to find her estranged younger sister whom she had to leave behind.

Rob Morgan

The cast also includes Viola Davis, Linda Emond, Rob Morgan, Aisling Franciosi, and more

Aisling Franciosi

Meanwhile, a TV series of a very different type of subject matter also kicks off filming today.

Kylie Cantrall

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables begins shooting Season 2 today (February 3) and will continue until July 31.

This live-action sci-fi comedy series is based on the novel of the same name by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners.

Maxwell Acee Donovan

The series follows the titular character, played by Kylie Cantrall (Raven’s Home), as she received a job to babysit a group of hard-to-handle extraterrestrial children disguised as humans.

And she must do her best to keep their true identities a secret—which is easier said than done.

The cast includes Maxwell Acee Donovan, Callan Farris, Coco Christo, Valery M. Ortiz, and Nathan Lovejoy.

Valery M. Oritz

This show has already hit home screens as Season 1 premiered on the Disney Channel back on October 11.

Hilary Swank

Continuing on with the sci-fi theme, Away is, unfortunately, going away—for the time being.

This space drama series will finish up shooting 10 episodes for Season 1 on Wednesday (February 5), having commenced shooting Season 1 back on August 26 with production based in North Vancouver.

Talitha Bateman

Hilary Swank (who also is an executive producer of the show) stars as a U.S. astronaut who has to leave behind her husband and daughter (Josh Charles and Talitha Bateman) on Earth when she goes to head up an international team embarking upon a dangerous mission.

Ato Essandoh

The cast includes Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Pathanki, and Vivian Wu.

Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement about the launch date of this one.

Vivian Wu

And with that, that’s it for this week and thanks for joining us.

But it looks like there’s plenty more coming and going in the weeks to come so be sure to visit us once again next time for our weekly rundown of what’s filming in Vancouver.

Ray Panthaki

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