From DP Suzie Lavelle’s instagram feed. She writes “Rigging day! Boats for trucks!”

It’s the final week of the block #1 (eps. 1 and 2) shooting schedule for A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. That means director Juan Carlos Medina, First Assistant Director Helen Ostler, and Director of Photography Suzie Lavelle, with their cast and crew, are on location in VENICE.

No. I’m not there. Like you, I’m scouring Instagram for shots like these, and living vicariously through social media.

Wondering why we’re in Venice in episodes 1 and 2? Remember: the book is mostly from Diana’s point of view. The television show isn’t. That means while Diana is in Oxford meeting Matthew, some of our other characters are in Venice, plotting and planning…

Enjoy the photos, all taken by cast and crew members. Hop over to Instagram for more. While block #1 is shooting in Venice, block #2 starts on Monday in Wales. More to come!


Vamping around with Domenico and Juliette. From Elarica Johnson’s Instagram feed

View from the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. From Helen Ostler’s Instagram feed

Juan Carlos Medina, Helen Ostler, and Suzie Lavelle–high powered production meeting in progress!! photo from @adiscoveryofwitchestv on Instagram

Venice’s colors are like nowhere else on earth. Photo by @adiscoveryofwitchestv on Instagram

Night falls in Venice. Still from a video on Helen Ostler’s Instagram feed

Director Juan Carlos Medina (far left), and DP Suzie Lavelle (center) at work in Venice. Photo from @adiscoveryofwitchestv on Instagram