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Resident Alien Returns to film in Ladysmith

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Resident Alien Returns to film in Ladysmith

February 16, 2022,

Dear Neighbours of Downtown Ladysmith:

GEP Resident Inc. is returning to Ladysmith to film scenes for the TV series, “Resident Alien” from Thursday, February 24 – Thursday, March 3, 2022. Production will be filming in various locations along 1st Avenue, Roberts Street, High Street and Gatacre Street. Our Production would like to provide you with information to help you prepare for our arrival and anticipate how our activity might affect your daily routine.

Please note, that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and our concern for helping to limit community transmission of the virus, we are following the recommendations of WorkSafe BC, in conjunction with the Provincial Health Officers’ orders and recommendations.

Starting Thursday, February 24, 2022, GEP Resident Inc. will begin occupying various street parking and parking lots around Town, including:
– The Roberts Street Parking Lot, 17 Roberts Street (Beginning at 7:00am)
– The Traveller’s Hotel Parking Lot, 127 Gatacre Street (After 6:00pm)
– The Fisherman’s Wharf Lot, 901 Ludlow Road (After 6:00pm)
– The 900 block of Oyster Bay Drive
– Buller St Lot

The morning of March 3, 2022, Production trucks and equipment will begin vacating the above lots, opening portions of them back up to the general public.

While we are filming, and for logistical support, Production will also require parking stalls along 1st Ave between Roberts St and 00 block Gatacre St, on 00 block Roberts St, 00 block High St and on 00 block Buller St between 1st Ave and the Highway. We will make every effort to best accommodate any short term parking needs, and production personnel will be ready to help answer any questions or assist pedestrians while filming is taking place. All businesses in Town remain OPEN as usual.

The following is a general guideline of our planned activities with approximate times:

Thursday, February 24– Saturday February 26- Preparation for filming
• 7:00am to 7:00pm -A small crew will be Preparing the town for filming on 1st Ave, Roberts St, Gatacre St and High St.
• Equipment trucks will arrive in Ladysmith on Saturday, February 26 and park in the assigned lots mentioned above.

Sunday, February 27– Production begins filming in Ladysmith
• 7:00am to 6:00pm – Production will be filming in and around the 300 & 400 block of 1st Ave, the 00 block of Roberts St and Gatacre St and in the alley behind White Space Living & Bayview Framing. While filming, we will conduct intermittent traffic control, as well as a temporary closure at times on Roberts St (with the exception of Local Traffic Only).
• 6:00pm to 10:00pm– Production has requested permission to close the 300-400 block of 1st Ave from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in order to film a night-based scene. A production drone camera will fly down the middle of 1st Ave between Gatacre St & White St. This block will be closed to vehicular traffic only; however, local traffic may be allowed to enter when it is safe. Pedestrians may be held intermittently while the cameras roll. RCMP and JSK Traffic will assist with the diversion around set. Lighting lifts will make the area brighter than usual. Upon completion of filming, the crew will quietly leave the area.

Monday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 1- Filming Continues
• 7:00am to 6:00pm– Filming will continue on 300 & 400 block of 1st Ave, the 00 block of Roberts St and in the alley behind White Space Living & Bayview Framing. A scene will be filmed on the 500 block of 1st Ave.
• 6:00pm to 10:00pm – Filming a night scene on Roberts St and on 1st Ave. The area will appear brighter than usual during this time. We will conduct intermittent traffic control, as well as a temporary closure at times on Roberts St (with the exception of Local Traffic Only).

Wednesday, March 2- Filming Continues
• 7:00am to 4:00pm – Filming will take place on the east side of the 500 block of 1st Ave & on High St. A reduced crew will simultaneously film at various places around Ladysmith to capture seasonal shots of the town.
• After filming is complete, crew will pack up the trucks and vacate the area.

Thursday, March 3- Friday March 4- Wrap & Restoration
• 7:00am to 7:00pm – Wrap crews will return to remove all dressing from the streets. All sets will be wrapped out, and all Production infrastructure will leave the Town of Ladysmith.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our work in Ladysmith please reach out to us either via email: or by phone, 604-449-3601.

If you have any general questions about filming in British Columbia, please contact Creative BC at 604-736-7997, or visit: to find out more.

Last year, the BC Film Industry contributed over 3.5 billion dollars to the Provincial economy and employed over 35,000 people. Continued support from communities such as yours helps to maintain BC’s reputation as a preferred filming destination.

On behalf of the Cast and Crew of Resident Alien, thank you for your on-going support of BC’s creative-industries.


Jina Johnson
Location Manager