Films and TV shows recording boom in Surrey

Think of Vancouver film locations and some places will instantly come to mind: Robson Street. UBC and SFU. The Steveston waterfront in Richmond.

But a small stretch of a community in Surrey is increasingly making its mark.

Eight productions have been shot along 176th Street in Cloverdale this year. The latest, Why We’re Killing Gunther, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and is being filmed in the community’s historic district this week.

It’s part of the overall film boom in Surrey as the city experiences a busy year for productions.

“In 2015 we issued 97 film permits and in 2016, year to date, we have issued 120 film permits,” said Surrey film liaison James Monk.