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Max Fraser

Movie crew begins production

Whitehorse residents might notice a few interruptions around town over the next month or so.

By Whitehorse Star on March 1, 2021

Whitehorse residents might notice a few interruptions around town over the next month or so.

A local film company is asking people to be aware that a film production began today in and around various locations in the city.

Max Fraser of Little Dipper Films said minor inconveniences can be expected at some local trails and roads, from time to time, over the next five weeks.

He said every effort is being made to minimize any disruption to normal public access to the areas involved. Most locations will be away from neighbourhoods.

Fraser said he will be ready to release more details on the film in approximately 10 days.

He said a strong COVID-19 safety protocol is in effect. The public is asked to stay a good distance away and respect the workspace of the film crew.

The producer also asks that the public refrain from taking photos and video and from posting on social media.

Comments (15)

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Josey Wales on Mar 6, 2021 at 9:51 am

Hmmm...I guess Max used all his effort wailing his decree?
Mere crickets...?
Or do I need a CoW permit to ask "movie folks" questions?

Hell...Samson you read these posts, maybe you as an aspiring mayor could illustrate the hoops & costs one must do and HAS done to use our town as someone's personal set for 5 weeks.
His costs on By-Law needs? His cost on first aid and ambulances for his commercial enterprise and group?
I seriously am interested in what protocols are set for such "asking" to dominate our "public spaces" for over a month?

"we need two weeks of cooperation people" ...gee where have I herd that?
Asking us to moo Mooo Mooove off our trails and public spaces?
We are not your herd of cattle Max & I am "maxed out" with being asked...when TOLD is what it really is.
I think we have been recording a sequel to Idiocrasy with all that has been merely "asked" of us in the last year of the "two weeks" needed.
with a town rife with supportive extras too I might add.

How about it Samson, please share with us that very public information on what it costs/takes to wail said decree, I expect Max will not bite.
Folks whom need plug SIMA piggy banks to park and $upport our downtown or BAM...the red stripes arrive...are you not curious either?

Maybe just stick a "Hollywood" sticker on your windshield when shopping and spending downtown Vs. paying to USE that spot and "ask" the Red Stripes to carry on...nothing to see here.

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A northern star could be born on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:38 am

Max when can I get a screen test? I think I might have what it takes. If you need some fresh meat let me know.
Good luck with the film this has got to be good for things.

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Resident Concern on Mar 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

Dear Resident - Tantrums? Are you projecting? Come on out from behind the wall... It’s safe... These are only words in space and time - Let them go...

My friend Floyd had a similar problem:

But it was only fantasy
The wall was too high
As you can see
No matter how he tried
He could not break free
And the worms ate into his brain

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Resident on Mar 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm

It must be brain worms causing so many people to throw tantrums like spoiled toddlers.

I don't give two craps about Max Fraser or his movie I'm never going to watch. The request is not an infringement upon your sacred freedom. No one's life is going to be negatively affected by his shoots. If your response to such a request is to rant about how no one can tell you what to do warble garble, you really need to sit down and examine your life.

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Not from around here are ya? on Mar 2, 2021 at 9:01 pm

That’s funny Resident. Are you pressing his white privilege for him?

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bonanzajoe on Mar 2, 2021 at 2:56 pm

Private thanks: What would you want them to use a live wild Grizzly. Get into the real world.

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Freedom on Mar 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm

@Resident - Longtime Yukoner - uh uh - Outsider.
Brain worms for sure... Ate right into your brain... They did. I understand that a number of them died of starvation. Must be the long Yukon winters?

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Resident on Mar 2, 2021 at 12:27 pm

The guy is a long-time local filmmaker respectfully asking people not to leak details of his film. We really need to get this global outbreak of brain worms under control.

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Josey Wales on Mar 2, 2021 at 7:34 am

Really...5 weeks of "complying" with a movie producers "asking" ?
We are in a year of doctors "asking" us how to act in public, how to keep from people, how to well...JUST effin listen really?
Question Max, CoW permits to dominate our PUBLIC spaces?
Ya got them Max? Mere peasants in CoW need a CoW permission slip to gather in groups larger than 10 (complete bulls••t...but still a "policy"...a "rule" and government decree that we MUST heed...or else.)
Reads like I am being a dick Max, but if you are going to make demands of me milling about in the community? What steps have you taken to make said demands...sorry "asking" of us?
Is Whitehorse your personal set, I do not hold that opinion that you seem to carry.
Great you're making a movie, we are merely living our lives, sucking up the sunshine getting out and socializing with friends DURING a year in of being "asked" to listen.
Are you going to distribute a copy of said movie to every citizen that lives in your apparent movie set?
Of course the OJW haters and other obedient lil subjects will attack me, but my queries are valid.
Cannot walk a dog without CoW permission, cannot do much (they think) without the permission slip to be in the CoW hallways, go to the bivy.
I am truly interested in the hoops one must jump through to dominate the town for 5 weeks.

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byrun ahandler on Mar 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm

I loved working and being an extra in 4 films partially shot in Yukon. Seeing famous actors like Jack Black and Owen Williams and locals. All power to you Max in this production !

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Freedoms just another word... on Mar 1, 2021 at 5:50 pm

Great! Now we have outsiders restricting our freedoms too. FFS - Silver! Get out of government! Betcha they’re a bunch of Liberals too.

We the Citizens Coalition for Proper Language Integration Technologies Everywhere (CCP LITE) petition to remove the word freedom from the English language.

This will eliminate confusion when people talk about their rights and ‘freedoms’. We propose to replace the word ‘freedom’ wherever it is written with the word ‘obligation’ - Suck it citizen - You owe others... But don’t worry about paying it back cause we are just going to take it from you!!!!

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private thanks on Mar 1, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Does this seem ok that you are using a captive bear in your film in this day and age http://www.bearconservation.org.uk/captive-polar-bears-beyond-just-bears-abbotsford-british-columbia-canada/

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Mick on Mar 1, 2021 at 4:35 pm

Is Max the social media police?

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Guncache on Mar 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm

I worked on the movie set, Never Cry Wolf. Fun times

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Patti Eyre on Mar 1, 2021 at 1:42 pm

I remember when Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Jack Black and Steve Martin were all in Yukon! Not together at one time but they were all here kicking back and relaxing! Also filming.

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