The world premiere of Martinis of the Wilderness took place Friday evening March 29 at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival to a receptive crowd, who saw a number of other great new Yukon short films as well. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for hosting another great festival; always a pleasure to visit Dawson.
We’re now working on a screening in Whitehorse plus a cast and crew party!
Thanks to Mike Rice of Catalyst Communications for the great design.
A documentary-fantasy for release Spring 2013
LITTLE JOHN COUNTRY will screen as part of the Available Light Film Festival with several other Yukon shorts between 430 and 530 pm on Wed Feb 6, 2013, Yukon Arts Centre. Tix $5.
The full 11-min video now free for viewing on YouTube
DVDs can be ordered from this website.
check out the link to view the entire 7 min video online, for free!
DVDs available from this website.
Check out the trailer for my forthcoming short “Martinis of the Wilderness” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF9Fnpne2-E&feature=share www.youtube.com .
“Martinis of the Wilderness” is now being edited for a world premiere in the spring. An excerpt from the work-in-progress will be shown Nov. 29 at Local Light Cinema Night, the Old Firehall, 7pm. This new short film is a revelatory Yukon documentary-fantasti about the spiritual interrelationship of moose hunting and the Holy Trinity, and the cataclysmic consequences of the search for the God Particle. Alcohol, profanity, weapons and ATVs are involved. Featuring Douglas Rody, Del Young and Luigi Zanasi. Music by Jordy Walker. A Max Fraser Man Cave Picture.
Six short films — “Documentaries of Remembrance” — are being aired on Northwestel Cable 9/269 in Whitehorse and Cable 20/269 in Yellowknife from Nov 1-12 to commemorate Remembrance Day.
In Whitehorse they air each day at 8:30 am, 1pm and 7:30pm with an added feature, a Canadian Army Newsreel with highlights of the Canadian war effort in 1944.
The films were inspired by events captured during a military history tour of Canadian battlefields and cemeteries in Italy in 2009 and The Netherlands in 2010. Both trips commemorated the 65th anniversary of significant events during WW2 which involved the father of filmmaker Max Fraser who served with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of Ontario between 1939-45.
“Everyone who visits the cemeteries of war dead in Europe are moved profoundly by their experiences,” says Fraser. “Our soldiers were buried not far from where they fell in battle, 7000 km from home, and not enough Canadians are able to take in the experience of visiting and paying their respects. In making these short films, I hope to convey something of these experiences, how important it is for us to know about them, and what remembrance means to Canadians today.”
Three of the films tell the personal journeys of other Canadians who were on the same trips as Fraser. Two films show the depth of gratitude that endures to this day towards Canadians from people of small towns in Italy where the Canadian Army went through in 1943-45. The sixth short is about a ceremony held every evening at Menin Gate, in Ypres, Belgium, which remembers the fallen from WW1. A bonus feature in the 60-minute program is a Canadian Army Newsreel from 1944.
The films are also available for purchase on DVD from http://maxfraser.ca
Heading to Halifax for Strategic Partners to scout potential partners for the feature film “Two Hearts To Victory,” the incredible WW1 romance of Klondike Joe Boyle and Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania. See you at the Atlantic Film Festival!
Great turnout last night. Thanks to the 69 paying customers who attended the screening.
For those who couldn’t make it, here is a link to the APRN interview with retired air traffic controller Rick Wilder: