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Lights, camera, action: Here’s what’s filming in and around Victoria this fall


If you’ve spotted film crews in and around town, you’re not the only one.

Now that Reginald the Vampire has wrapped and been released on Spectrum TV, NBC, SYFY, Telemundo, USA Network, E!, Bravo and OXYGEN, more filmed-in-Victoria releases will be coming soon to a TV near you. 

The series starred Jason Batalon, who is best known as the actor who plays Tom Holland’s best friend in Marvel’s Spider-man along with Mandela Van Peebles, and Em Haine. 

A retro diner built for a set-piece on Glanford Avenue was the talk of the town for a while when the better part of Victoria was speculating as to what it would be for. 

Now that autumn is fully here, it is time for the Hallmark films and series to return to Victoria. 

Here’s what’s filming now in Greater Victoria:


A Hallmark Media TV series being shot in Victoria from September through to December 12th. 

The show will feature various directors, some of whom call BC home, such as Stacey Harding. She is directing three episodes of the series and is a Vancouver Film School graduate. 

Why Can’t I Be Molly Ringwald?

This film is directed by Rich Newey. 

This film was shot in Sooke and is now in post-production. 

IMBd describes the movie’s plot as being about a woman named Eliza Sloane who seems to be living the life of her dreams until her boyfriend breaks her heart and she doesn’t get a promotion, moving to the Hamptons she decides to start from scratch.

It coincidentally also starred Em Haine who was in town shooting Reginald The Vampire right around the same time. 

She is also best known for being in Deadpool, Fargo, The 100 and Tully.

When I Think of Christmas

Another Hallmark endeavor being made by a Vancouver based production company.

This is directed by Peter Benson and stars Shenae Grimes-Beech, who has been in Scream 4, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Empire State. 

The film’s IMDb synopsis says it is about a woman named Sara who returns to her hometown and is surprised when her ex-boyfriend Josh is back home. She and Josh hatch a plan for the Christmas concert that will take them all back to their musical roots and make this a holiday to remember.

It is also in post-production.

If you know of anything else that’s shooting in Victoria or about to be filmed here, let us know and email

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