Max Fraser has made a number of short films and recently completed a one-hour TV documentary about terrifying events in Whitehorse on 9/11. It was broadcast on documentary channel and CBC North TV, screened at seven festivals in the U.S. and Canada, earning four awards.
His present focus is Bond of Strangers, the story of the marchers of Operation Husky 2013. Location shooting was completed last July in Sicily. Fraser now is seeking completion financing with a goal for the film to be ready for audiences in the fall of 2014.
Max first came north from Vancouver in 1974 after finishing journalism at Langara. He worked as reporter/photographer for the Whitehorse Star before becoming editor in 1977. Max went on to work in print production and book publishing, notably the Lost Moose catalogues, and more recently for the Yukon Government as a senior policy advisor on aboriginal issues. In 2006 he began working in video, initially as a sideline; and in the fall of 2011 he left his government job to focus on a career in film.
Max presently has several projects in development including a feature film about Klondike Joe Boyle and Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania. He is a member of the Northern Film and Video Industry Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, and the Yukon Film Society.
Max owns and operates Max Fraser Video Productions and Big Day Video Productions Ltd.
- Seaforths' Legacy: Return to Agira A new short film about Operation Husky 2013. DVD includes a 24-minute concert by the Seaforth Highlanders Pipes and Drums plus special features.
Completed Short Films:
- Painting Red Square (5 min short) 2009
- Painting Red Square full edition DVD with extra chapters (2010)
- Little John Country (2010)
- Jim From Dawson: “Whitehorse Sucks!” (2010)
Documentaries of Remembrance (2009-2010)
- Gloria's Silver Crossing
- How Michael Got His Medals
- Last Post at Menin Gate
- Madeline's Rock
- Return to Pontecorvo
- Veterans at Villanova
Completed TV Documentary: