X Files Team Thanks BC
At a press conference at the Sutton Place Hotel on March 12th, X-Files creator Chris Carter, screenplay co-writer Frank Spotnitz and actor David Duchovny expressed their gratitude to British Columbia, where production of the upcoming X-Files movie just wrapped after three months of filming.
Carter and co-writer Spotnitz said they wrote the script specifically for Vancouver in order to capitalize on what they call the city's unique mood and eerie quality. Complimenting British Columbia's tremendous film community, the creators said they owe a lot to Vancouver - to the hard working crews who grew up with the show and to the city's physical beauty. Added Duchovny "you get amazing locations and the people are friendly and not jaded to have us filming in their neighborhood".
The original X Files series filmed for five years in Vancouver starting in 1993 and became a big hit for the Fox network and helped boost Vancouver's film making profile. The as yet untitled X-Files feature film sequel shot in Pemberton, north of Whistler for three weeks and in and around the Lower Mainland. Carter credited Vancouver, which gave the show its original look, as being one of the secrets of the series success and a key reason why they came back to film the second X-Files movie, which will be released on July 25th, 2008.