Longtime Vancouver filmmaker Arvi Liimatainen, producer of Da Vinci’s Inquest and Bye Bye Blues, dies at age 68

B.C. and Alberta screen industries are mourning the loss of a longtime local filmmaker who worked on some of Western Canada's most prominent films and TV series.

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Arvi Liimatainen

B.C. and Alberta screen industries are mourning the loss of a longtime local filmmaker who worked on some of Western Canada’s most prominent films and TV series.

Finnish-born Arvi Liimatainen died from cancer in Vancouver on May 19 at the age of 68.

With a career spanning over four decades in screen industries, Liimatainen worked in numerous capacities, including as a studio technician, writer, film critic, story editor, actor, broadcaster, production manager, producer, executive producer, and director.

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