Once Upon A Time Series Finale filming in Steveston Last Week - Featuring - Rose Reynolds, Tiera Skovbye, Lee Arenberg, Raphael Sbarge, Beverley Elliott, Faustino Di Bauda, David Paul Grove & special appearance by Lana Parrilla
THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR "ONCE UPON A TIME" SEASON 7 & SERIES FINALE TITLED "LEAVING STORYBROOKE". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE YET, AND DO NOT WANT TO SEE OR READ POSSIBLE SPOILERS, DO NOT CONTINUE READING THE ARTICLE BELOW OR VIEWING THE PHOTOS AT THE BOTTOM.
I caught up with the Once Upon A Time cast and crew in Steveston last week.
When I have more time this week, there will be more blog posts about this weeks final scenes being shot in Steveston. But till then.... here is the first of the last sets of Once Upon A Time.
In this shoot, there was a little mixture of season 1 to 6 recurring cast, along with some season 7 cast.
We find a variety of the frequent recurring season 1 to 6 cast outside Granny's Diner in Storybrooke. Raphael Sbarge as Dr. Archie Hopper with Pongo, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Lee Arenberg as Leroy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter & David Paul Grove as Doc are out there. Eventually we see Leroy step off the curb and a few moments later, he drops a tray of bagged lunches as season 7 cast members Rose Reynolds as Allice / Tilly and Tiera Skovbye as Margot / Robin show up in a food truck and hastily jump out to check and see if Leroy is okay. He replies with a line about how his lunches arent as he angrily yells at the two young girls. A little while later, after some lengthy dialogue, we see the girls shriek and run away around the side of the truck, as the dwarves all chase them around the truck.
After filming that scene, some of the cast joined Rebecca Mader and Lana Parrilla outside the shell of the Mr. Golds shop they put up for filming since the original Mr. Golds refused to allow them to use it anymore a couple years ago (but still likes cashing in on the tourism of it by using a Mr. Gold stand up poster outside it....sleazy) with the Mayor of Richmond, and a few others to officially call it "Once Upon A Time Day" in Richmond. Lana gave a wave to the fans before leaving, telling them she would be back later.... which she absolutely was (if you havent seen the thank you video I posted earlier... that was from later on in this day, you can see it HERE).
Unfortunately, I lost an entire days worth of shots, as well as a handful of photos on this day. But I still have photos, so I still have some posts to do..... as well, there will be a couple video clips coming up too But here is the first set of photos form the finale shoot of Once Upon A Time.
Once Upon A Time is airing the final season on ABC right now, every Friday night till the series finale on May 18, 2018.
You can see my other Behind The Scene shots from OUAT over the years HERE
You can see my Once Upon A Time autographs gallery HERE.
Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for an episode with Robert Carlyle, Jared Gilmore, Jaime Murray & more
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR A ONCE UPON A TIME EPISODE IN SEASON 6. If you do not want to see or read any potential spoilers before seeing the episode, do not continue reading or viewing this post.
Once Upon A Time shot scenes for 1 of their final episodes of the season, episode 621, in Steveston in March with Robert Carlyle, Jared Gilmore, Jaime Murray, Beverley Elliott, Raphael Sbarge & Lee Arenberg on set during the day.
An early scene saw Jared Gilmore, the co-Best Youth Actor Winner in the Best Of TV Awards this year as Henry Mills walking down the middle of Main Street (Moncton Street in Steveston) in Storybrooke with his story book, and no one seems to be around.
Later scenes saw Beverley Elliott as Granny, Lee Arenberg as Leroy and Raphael Sbarge Dr. Hopper also on set, along with Jaime Murray as the Black Fairy & Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold.
The most interesting thing of the day, at some point Henry ends up so seriously injured, that he is being taken into an ambulance with a neckbrace on, and the Black Fairy is carrying the story book. I guess thats what you get for walking down the middle of Main Street.
Later in the day, a scene was shot with Gold & Black Fairy sitting in Reginas car talking. She shows him a file on something, and he then gets out of the car and leaves, with a worried look on his face.
Near the end of the day one of the shows creators, Adam Horowitz was on set talking with Robert Carlyle for a while on two separate occasions. At the end of the second talk, Robert gave him a hug, and left Adam as he went inside the actors holding area. Lots of people were assuming it was a talk about either trying to sign Robert back up, or a good bye chat. Neither of these cases can anyone confirm, since they were not in the talk, and anyone claiming to know otherwise, not named Robert carlyle or Adam Horowitz, is full of it.
Once Upon A Time airs on Sunday nights on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
You can find more Once Upon A Time blog posts HERE
You can find out Once Upon A Time autograph gallery HERE
*correction - Post originally stated this was for episode 503, I have since then realized this is 502 and corrected it where I could.*
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 502 OF ONCE UPON A TIME. If you have not seen the episode and do not want any knowledge of the scenes prior to viewing the episode, do not view the photos or read the blog post below.
In a rare double treat for visiting fans of Once Upon A Time, the show filmed for a 2nd time in less than a week in Steveston back in July. Usually, theres 2 or 3 weeks in between shoots, but with only 5 days between their 1st & second shoots there, the fans in town got an extra chance to see some of their faves shoot. This time for episode 502. Directed by Romeo Tirone.
The first scene of the day had the public debut of Liam Garrigan as King Arthur. The scene had King Arthur and two others ride into Storybrooke. They are soon confronted by Lee Arenberg as Grumpy and other actor as Happy with pick axes in hand. The dwarves soon find though they are no match for the King and his men and find themselves on the ground at Arthurs feet.
Below I posted a photo of just how far away I was to shoot some of these pics, to give you some idea how far away I sometimes have to be to shoot scenes as the crew of OUAT have been given an unusually large (and I suspect at times, not legal) amount of leeway by the City of Richmond & the RCMP over having fans out of sight of the scenes for the most bullshit reasons most times ("we can see your reflection" being their new fave - No, you cant...and even if you can theoretically.... NO ONE even on a movie theatre sized screen will notice it since they are already a block away from where you are shooting... and if shows that actually win EMMYS can shoot with 400+ people right across the street. Once Upon A Time should be able to do it with 150-200 people). This might be the saddest statement about the show. The crew treats their fans THIS BAD ON PURPOSE, and all in the name of making the scenes "better", and the show still never gets nominated (aside from costumes & VFX...which people watching them film is never going to impact), let alone wins, major awards. Comical and pathetic all at once, to say the least. Anyways, rant aside.... this might give you an idea why sometimes these photos seem small, or blurry. In this particular instance, this was about 3 city blocks away.
After the morning scene, a couple other scenes were shot. One I completely missed because they did it so fast. it included Josh Dallas, as pictured below showing up at the set. But I have almost no info on the scene since it happened while I was out of sight of the street.
A little while later though, another scene around the corner, out of sight of the majority of fans was 1 with Jennifer Morrison dressed as Dark Emma and Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook. In the scene Emma walks towards Hook with a sinister grin on her face & they meet beside Emmas bug and she pulls him in close to her. The body language of Hook in the scene gives the impression he isn't impressed with whatever Emma is doing/saying. I did not hear any of the dialogue, so my interpretations COULD be off... so don't take what I saw/interpreted as fact.
In the evening, 1 final scene was shot. Out on the pier at the end of the Steveston docks with Jared Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parrilla.
The scene was quite heavily blocked, but little moments could be caught if you moved around enough to see around their heavily blocked scene. It appears Emma, Regina and Henry are on the pier having a chat. At the end of the chat Regina and Henry leave together looking quite unhappy/sad and Emma is left standing alone.
Similar to the early scene, this was shot far away from the fans. At least with this one, they didn't have to make up excuses for why they didn't let people closer. They simply closed the pier to public access.
During the break Lana acknowledged the fans with a wave & held up some type of fan made scrap book that she was given from someone there I'm guessing.
Once Upon A Time returns to ABC in the U.S. and to CTV in Canada for season 5 on September 27, 2015
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Lee Arenberg Twitter
Liam Garrigan Twitter
Once Upon A Time films scene for episode 401 with Faustino Di Bauda, Lee Arenberg, Colin O'Donoghue, Jennifer Morrison and Josh Dallas
Better late than never?
Here are some pics of Once Upon A Time shooting a scene for episode 401, including where Grumpy yells the line about there being an "evil snowman, run"
I had so many photos from that shoot that these just got lost in the backlog of a multitude of other posts that others asked for 1st.
So, hope you enjoy these shots of Lee Arenberg as Leroy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter, Colin O'Donoghue as Killian, Jennifer Morrison as Emma and Josh Dallas as David encountering the massive snowman that Elsa unleashed on Storybrooke in the season premiere.
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 401,403 AND 404 OF "ONCE UPON A TIME". If you do not want to read or see possible spoilers from those episodes prior to their airing...please do not continue.
The 4th season of the hit ABC fantasy drama "Once Upon A Time" premieres tomorrow night on ABC.
This season is going to feature a 9 episode story arc centred around the hit Disney billion dollar movie "Frozen".
They have cast several characters from the movie for this story arc, and I was the 1st person to post photos of Elizabeth Mitchell on set, and the 1st to post a pic of Georgina Haig filming a scene back when they filmed in Steveston a couple months ago. Also cast in the arc are Elizabeth Lail as Anna and Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff.
Georgina Haig, formerly from "Fringe" has been cast as Queen Elsa. She did scenes throughout a 2 day shoot with Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook & Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, but for the mostpart did just solo scenes. Some of the other scenes shot over the 2 days were reactionary scenes to the arrival of the Elsa character, including some with Faustino Di Bauda, Lee Arenberg and Josh Dallas.
Georgina did 1 night shoot scene where we see her at Mr. Gold's pawn shop. What could she be looking for in there? That will be a mystery we wont know the answer to till the season begins.
I caught up with Georgina twice over the 2 day shoot. The 1st time as she was leaving the set earlier in the day on day 1. She sat in her transportation vehicle & willingly signed for the 1/2 dozen people there before being Driven off. The second time was after the end of day 2. I called out to her as she prepared to leave set after shooting her night scene. She did not hesitate to come over to the couple dozen fans still waiting around at 1:30 AMish She signed autographs, and took a couple photos with fans in her Elsa dress (partially covered by a jacket).
A few weeks later, back in Steveston, the arrival of another Frozen character was seen as Elizabeth Mitchell shot scenes. Her character is The Snow Queen, who we first see filming scenes as the proprietor of a sundae shop called "Any Given Sundae" while Lee Arenberg, Beverley Elliott and Raphael Sbarge go storming by her. My next trip out to Steveston a week later after seeing her dressed as a shop owner, we see her, in full Snow Queen garb being chased thru the streets and alleys of Storybrooke by the towns Sheriff, and former bounty hunter Emma.
Once Upon A Time will run with the Frozen theme for 9 episodes to start season 4, then it will be gone. The 1st of these episodes airs tomorrow night September 28, 2014 on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
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Elizabeth Lail on TWITTER
Scott Michael Foster on TWITTER
Beverley Elliott on TWITTER
Raphael Sbarge on TWITTER
Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for episode 403 in Steveston - 13 cast members on set at various times of the day
THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 403 OF "ONCE UPON A TIME".
If you DO NOT want to read or view any potential spoilers from that episode prior to viewing it, do not continue reading or viewing this post.
Once Upon A Time filmed scenes in Steveston on Tuesday for episode 403.
I will have a more in depth break down of the scenes, and more photos for some of the scenes later on this week/month.
For now though, here is a few pics from each scene, and a list of who shot scenes on the day.
- Sean Maguire (Robin Hood)
- Christie Laing (Maid Marian)
- Raphael Alejandro (Roland)
- ELIZABETH MITCHELL (in her 1st public scene)
- Lee Arenberg (Leroy)
- Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Archie Hopper)
- Beverley Elliott (Granny)
- Josh Dallas (David Nolan)
- Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan)
- Michael Socha (Knave Of Hearts)
- Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard)
- Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Hopper)
- Georgina Haig (Elsa)
- Colin O'Donoghue (Captain Hook)
- Jennifer Morrison (Emma)
- Colin O'Donoghue (Hook)
NOT on set of note - Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Elizabeth Lail or Scott Michael Foster
As with all my blog posts. Feel free to use the photos elsewhere, long as you DO NOT remove the watermarks and credit back to this site. I watermarked the night scene pics a bit harsher than others because the last time I had Captain Swan pics of note... a large handful of fans disrespected the faint watermarks I usually use, and removed them and re-posted them as their own content.... which resulted in 54 DMCA take down notices issued to 5 sites. So now those pics will be treated with a bit thicker watermark. Blame them.
Once Upon A Time films some night scenes for the Season 4 Premiere Episode in Steveston last week with several cast
The 4th season of the hit ABC fantasy drama "Once Upon A Time" has begun filming in and around Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Last week I caught the cast & crew out working in Steveston, or as you know it "Storybrooke" for a 2 day shoot. There was several scenes filmed over those 2 days, and I got a LOT of pics, so I am having to divide up things into 5 blog posts on it...yes FIVE. There was just that much stuff.
So there will be a blog post solely on the night shoots here. There is a blog post on Jennifer Morrison & Colin O'Donoghue working together (already posted HERE). There will be a blog post on Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas working together along with a variety of other cast. There will be a blog post solely committed to the 2 Dwarves I saw filming over those days, and anyone that crossed paths with them in the scenes. Finally, there will be a blog post solely on the newest character for season 4, from the hit movie "Frozen" Queen Elisa, played by "Fringe" alum Georgina Haig.
After a quick opinion poll on twitter, you guys decided you wanted to see the night shoot pics next, so here it is... in all their grainy & sometimes slightly blurry goodness.
Lets start off with a bit of baby time. The night scenes gave Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin a chance to shoot scenes with a baby (is it their own baby filling in for the role?). During breaks Ginnifer Goodwin would interact with some of the cast carrying the baby. I nabbed a couple pics of her interacting with Sean Maguire, while holding the baby.
The night shoots were hard to get much out of. The crew was being unreasonable, abusing their "power" (they have little to none...but the Richmond RCMP let them act like they did) so they had the fans actually standing SO FAR AWAY from where they were filming, there was literally nothing at all to be seen of the scene, from any of the angles where they were making everyone stand.
Of course, I am not much for just accepting such absurd demands. So I did wander around, till I found a spot that helped me at least see part of the scene for awhile and helped me manage to get some shots of the scene.
It was scenes with Marian (Christie Laing) out in Grannys Diners front yard yelling about what a monster Regina ( Lana Parrilla) is to a group of onlookers that included the Evil Queen herself. Robin Hood (Sean Maguire), Roland ( Raphael Alejandro) Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue), David & Mary (Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin ..as well as a baby), Emma (Jennifer Morrison), Henry (Jared Gilmore), Leroy & Walter (Lee Arenberg and Faustino Di Bauda) were all on set for these scenes at various points.
A later scene saw Regina storm off throught the main street of Storybrooke after the altercation ended. What was the Evil Queens reaction to the verbal attack? Not too sure. The only audio that anyone could pick up was when Marian was yelling.
All the scenes in the courtyard were partially or fully blocking most of the cast with crew, equipment and shrubbery. So there was not a lot that you could see at once.
The 1st night, no cast came over to meet fans. Much to the chagrin of the couple dozen die hards that waited till 12:30 AM. But Lana Parrilla (on her birthday) did tell them she would be back there tomorrow. Sure enough, next night the majority of those that waited (some did not, because they waited near the barricades where they thought the security people would bring her over to) got to meet Lana when she stood around in front of the set and met with fans before security rushed her off while she was still talking and holding a fans hand.
Georgina Haig also had a night shoot scene, but those pics will be part of the Elsa blog post coming up in the next week or so.
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You can follow Faustino Di Bauda on Twitter.
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Once Upon A Time will return for season 4 on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada starting September 28, 2014
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