Roundup: Why Moviemakers Love Vancouver (feat. NPH)

There are lots of different parameters producers must balance when deciding to locate productions around the world. Vancouver already has many elements in place: world-class creative and technical talent, equipment suppliers, contractors and specialist companies, all whom have worked on some of the top film, TV and media projects in recent years.

In addition to boasting fantastic infrastructure and talent base, Vancouver also hosts stars and executives of films and TV shows who travel to Vancouver from all over the world to work and live in the city for months at a time. Vancouver’s rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, nearby landscapes and cultural offerings are all part of its success in attracting many different businesses and talent to the city.

Positive endorsements of our city are always good — it builds the confidence of people who will be based somewhere away from home for months at a time… and word travels extremely quickly in the industry.

Neil Patrick Harris is one of many prominent stars who has spent many months in Vancouver over the years, most recently shooting the Netflix series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. In an interview with the New York Times, he talks about how happy he was to live in our fantastic City with his partner and children. We hope he will be back soon with another project.

Roundup readings:

Read the New York Times interview with Neil Patrick Harris here.

In case you missed it, here’s more on the filming of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events via CBC.

Read this take on why Vancouver is considered alongside New York as the number 1 place to live and work as a filmmaker.


3cec242David Shepheard

David Shepheard is Vancouver’s first Film Commissioner and Director of the new Vancouver Film Commission. He is a seasoned industry leader bringing over 16 years of experience as a film commissioner to the table. Formerly of Film London and Abu Dhabi Film Commission, David also played key roles in setting up multiple other film commissions and agencies around the world.