Storybrooke came to Steveston once again as the hit ABC TV Show Once Upon a Time turned up to film scenes involving Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Meghan Ory, Beverley Elliott and the Dwarfs.
We’ve seen the crew make a mess of Storybrooke before, but never have we seen them dig an actual six foot deep hole for the cast to film in.
I turned up this morning (Tuesday, December 10, 2012) at around 9.30am and made my way to Bayview Street and was greeted by the sound of Josh Dallas shouting out his lines. I hadn’t realised at the time that Lee Arenberg and Ginnifer Goodwin were also on set. I moved to the parking lot by the Sockeye City Grill so that I could get a better view of the action and that’s when I saw them.
Josh Dallas seemed to be in high spirits as I could hear his thunderous laughter often as he was waiting to film the next scene. The scene involved the dwarfs, Ruby, Granny, Charming and Snow pulling someone out of the hole in the ground. They did this over and over with the camera moving to different locations. It seemed like a huge amount of work for a scene that will only be on our screens for a few minutes. It goes to show how much work goes in to filming an episode of Once Upon a Time.
It was David-Paul Grove’s birthday today, and a fan turned up with a card for him. He was genuinely touched by the gesture and spent some time talking with her. Faustino Di Bauda also came over to talk and asked me about Cardiff, which is the capital of my Country, Wales. I always enjoy talking about Wales.
I left around 3pm when they moved to the back of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where it was pretty much impossible to see any of the action that was going on. I know they were going to be filming a scene later on that involved Mr. Gold’s store, but can’t tell you who was involved in that scene. I can only report what I see.