The Haunting Hour, Warrior Games in production in Vancouver area

Horror series Hour (pictured) will shoot to mid-September, while the youth series about indigenous sports will move to Mississippi in July, Ontario in August and Whitehorse in winter 2013.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series-1

Cameras are beginning to roll on two productions in British Columbia’s lower mainland.

Kids horror TV series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour has begun production on 13 more episodes for its third season, ordered by the shows’ U.S. broadcaster The Hub.

The series dominated the youth and children’s category in last month’s Leo Awards, nabbing prizes for best series, best direction and best performance. Meanwhile, series DOP Michael Balfry is up for an Emmy.

The Haunting Hour is produced by Front Street Pictures, The Hatchery, Incendo Films and Endemol.

Produced by Harvey Khan and Kim Arnott and directed by Neill Fearnley, James Head and Ken Friss, its shoot in Langley, B.C. will run until mid-September.

Indigenous sports

Elsewhere, the 13-part youth series Warrior Games, featuring the history and practice of indigenous sports of North and Central America, has commenced shooting as well.

Host and producer Steve Sxwithul’txw of the Penelakut Tribe of the Coast Salish Nation trains and plays a traditional sport in a new community in each episode, while also providing insight into the importance of athletics in aboriginal culture.

The series is shooting in Vancouver’s Mainland area near Harrison, New Westminster and North Vancouver in June. The shoot will move to Mississippi in July, Ontario in August and Whitehorse in winter 2013.

Warrior Games, directed by April Butler, produced by Barry Gray and exec produced by Patti Poskitt, will be broadcast on ATPN in fall 2013.