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The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Island preschool with a permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

 

Writer and star Mia Golden in a scene from ‘Fragile Seeds’ shot in Cobble Hill. (Submitted by Empress Avenue Media Inc.)

Cowichan region featured in Cobble Hill company’s first feature film

“From a filmmaker’s perspective the Cowichan Valley is a magical place”

 

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

 

Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Javier Bardem are shown on the set of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action “Dune,” in a handout photo. The Montreal writer-director has made headlines lately for trumpeting the importance of the cinematic experience and saying he hopes audiences will watch his sci-fi epic “Dune” in theatres. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.-Chiabella James **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)

Island acting coach wins B.C. film award for casting Island-produced film

Jacqui Kaese receives first Leo Award for work on film ‘All-In Madonna’

Nanaimo acting coach Jacqui Kaese won her first Leo award for casting the Vancouver Island-made film ‘All-In Madonna.’ (Photo submitted)
First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)

Cowichan Valley history part of National Film Board documentary

National Film Board of Canada will be shooting in the Duncan and Paldi area Aug. 1 and Aug. 2

First Mayo Public school in Paldi, built in 1921. Teacher Margaret Evans. Paldi’s history will be featured in an upcoming National Film Board documentary called ‘Unarchived’. (Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives)
Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival happening online due to COVID-19

Submissions open until June 1, entry free for Island filmmakers

Last year the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival filled the seats at Malaspina Theatre. This year, viewers will take in the screenings online. (Photo courtesy VISFF)
Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)

Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine spotted filming new movie in Victoria

American Dreamer, includes Ladysmith’s Michelle Mylett

Peter Dinklage and a host of other well-known actors are being spotted around Victoria as they film a new comedy called American Dreamer. (HBO via AP)
Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)

Island-raised musician records song for upcoming ‘Justice League’ film

Allison Crowe’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah closes out the movie

Nanaimo-raised singer Allison Crowe with director Zack Snyder on the set of ‘Man of Steel’ in 2011. Crowe performs a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the upcoming director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ (Photo courtesy Clay Enos)
Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Check out the debut of the short film ‘Standing By’ tonight on the Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre’s Facebook page. (Submitted photo)
A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Film historian finds rare footage from 1926, showcasing remote Northern Vancouver Island life

‘This photographer clearly knew what he was doing, suggesting he was taught’

A screenshot from the 1926 footage of the North Island. (Youtube screenshot)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis at the United Nations in a scene from ‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Film festival cancelled this weekend at Providence Farm

The event was to be held Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15. Organizers are hoping to reschedule.

Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis at the United Nations in a scene from ‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’. (Submitted)
Director Arnold Lim takes a look at the shot on the set of the All-in Madonna short film shot on Piers Island in November 2017. (Photo by Robyn Thomas)

Black Press videographer to direct full-length feature, wins Telefilm grant worth $125,000

Arnold Lim to expand story of All-In Madonna with writer Susie Winters, producer Ana de Lara

Director Arnold Lim takes a look at the shot on the set of the All-in Madonna short film shot on Piers Island in November 2017. (Photo by Robyn Thomas)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

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Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo