Archives for June 2012

More Pictures From The Movie Shoot

British Hydraulics Scene

Not sure what was happening here, but my guess would be one of the actors was asking for a script change. What do you think?

Boom Mic Operator

The boom mic operator sure gets his exercise!

Video Monitor

A piece of film-making equipment. A video monitor?

British Hydraulics - Actor

One of the actors doing his scene.

British Hydraulics - Actors

This one is a bit of a bloody scene. Makes one want to know what the movie is about, doesn’t it?

British Hydraulics Venue

“That’s a wrap!”

One of the students thanked us for letting them film at our shop, and commented, “It was a magical movie making experience.”

Did you hear that Mr. Spielberg? ;o)

British Hydraulics Facility: A Movie Set!

Shooting in British Hydraulics

We recently let a group of film students film some scenes for their movie in our facility. They filmed for three nights – 6pm to 6am.

The Team

British Hydraulic Team - Hydraulic Repair

We’re so proud of our employees….This was a big job, but the ‘little’ cylinder is repaired and on its way back to the customer.

Hydraulic Cylinder Repair

hydraulic repair

This is a ‘little’ cylinder we recently did a full rebuild on, including re-chroming the rod.

Puttin’ on the Glitz’s Auction Items

British Hydraulics Fundraising

Anne Drewa from Global News assisting with the Live Auction.

Attendees of Puttin’ on the Glitz! were able to scoop up amazing auction items donated by British Hydraulics’ suppliers, vendors and customers including airfare and four nights accommodation in Palm Springs and a pearl necklace custom-designed by celebrity jewelry designer Carola Bun, who also attended the event.

Melanie Balletta: Operations Manager for British Hydraulics

British Hyrdaulics Puttin' on the Glitz

Melanie Balletta, Operations Manager for British Hydraulics, at the Silent Auction Table. 

British Hydraulics operations manager Melanie Balletta says it feels great to have hosted the annual fundraiser, which for four years running has donated the money raised to local charities helping children. Melanie learned of the BC Centre for Ability through her friend Darlána Mancuso, known as the Get it Done Diva (, whose daughter has received services from BCCFA.

Franco and Melanie’s son was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor when he was three years old and given 24 hours to live. That night, now 22-year-old Frankie celebrated that he’s been cancer free for 19 years.

“Having a child with a disability makes you aware of importance of raising funds”, says Melanie Balletta.

Vancouver Celebrities and Guests Attended Puttin’ on the Glitz



Nathan and Chris from Fluidseal with Ronnie Negus. Puttin’ on the Glitz held last May 5, 2012 was a sold-out event that saw 150 people including some of Vancouver’s A-list convene for dinner and dancing




Puttin’ on the Glitz Guests


Emcee Doktor Strange with Carola Bun (Designer), Adrian Holmes (Actor) and Ronnie Negus. Other celebrity guests included actor Adrian Holmes, an actor whose appeared in Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica and Smallville and Anne Drewa, Global BC new anchor.