I recently wrote about Vancouver’s use as a substitute for various west coast American cities in film and television. Crews change signs, keep Vancouver’s national sites out of focus, and commonly pass the city off as Seattle, or Portland, or any part of California
The article is currently on Vancouver publication Hollywood North Magazine‘s site.
Here’s an excerpt.
A year ago I lived in Kerrisdale, the neighbourhood that inspired Superbad. It is a neighbourhood filled with seniors, sushi restaurants, and students living in basement suites. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg went to the neighbourhood high school, Point Grey Secondary School. Many of the street names and addresses referenced throughout the movie line up well with this neighbourhood. Their production company, Point Grey Pictures, is named after the aforementioned school. So why is Superbad set in suburban California? – Hollywood North Magazine