The Production/Location Services Provides Assistance to Film Companies and Producers.
Using the photo library as a base resource, the Commission provides complete script breakdown services for features, MOWs, series and pilots. Photo files are sent using ReelScout to the producers to determine if the Capital Regional District is the appropriate place to film the production.
Scouting and Surveys
Based on production and script requirements, the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission will scout and photograph specific locations that may not be on file in the Commission’s library. The Commission may provide location scouts to accompany producers and directors around Greater Victoria in search of suitable locations.
Producers and Location Managers use the Production/Location Services Department for production research and information, location expertise, and assistance with other support and technical services. Staff provide assistance with contacting appropriate agencies regarding city filming permits, as well as information on trade unions, guilds, labour rates, studio facilities, post-production facilities and suppliers.
The library is continually being updated and expanded, and consists of key images from all over the Capital Regional District used in script breakdowns, commercial requests and ongoing production and location support. It is used internally by Commission staff and contractors, and externally by producers, location managers and other industry personnel. Click here to view our public photo library. If you would like to view our complete photo library, including private residences, you may make an appointment with us at our office during our business hours.
What our customers said
We had a fantastic time. Great production value. Thanks for the hospitality.
Grace Gilroy Executive Producer
That was impressively fast. Thanks so much. I look forward to filming in Victoria again.
Christian Bruyere Line Producer.
We are back to Paris; a big thank you for your help for our film “Dispersées par le vent – No Regrets.
Christian Monnier & Danielle Lauren Producers.
Wow…looks great, Thanks for the speedy turnaround.
Allan Lewis Producer, Front Street Pictures
Kathleen was extremely helpful during our shoot in Victoria on Descendants last summer. Helping to pave the way for us to film at some very high end, logistically challenging locations such as Hatley Castle also known as Royal Roads and the BC legislature building.
Tracey Jefferies Line Producer.
I’ve scouted for numerous film locations over the last 35 years in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Vancouver and in over 10 of the United States as well as several Canadian provinces and islands in the Bahamas. The Victoria Film Commission, with their attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of the processes of film production and rapid response capabilities, is second to none of the location centres or areas I’ve listed above. My latest film, to be shot in the Victoria municipal region has over fifteen locations ranging from an elite mansion to police holding cell. I found all of those locations in a single two-day tour of the area with the commissioner herself, Kathleen Gilbert
Allan Harmon Producer, Really Real Films Inc.
Wow…talk about great fast service. THANK YOU!!
Vicki Sotheran Producer, Sodona Films Ltd.
It went awesome. Day one was checkmark after checkmark after checkmark. Day two we toured the Sooke area – what a great start! Thank you so much for helping to get this setup and finding those rooms!
Matthias Mellinghaus Head of Production, Bron Studios.
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Annie Wong-Harrison National Car Rental and Arbutus Inn (Gold Sponsor)
Thank you for all your help and time getting us set up with your organisation. So far it has produced some good leads as well as some business.
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