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Max Fraser - Yukon Filmmaker

Max Fraser is stepping up in the film business thanks to recent fundraising success.


Max incorporated a new holding company, Hootalinqua Motion Pictures Inc., to replace Max Fraser Video Productions and own two new limited companies:


  • Remembrance Films Ltd. for the documentary Bond of Strangers. Max recently conducted a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that was crucial to his financing plan. The documentary follows ten Canadians who march 300+ km in remembrance along the route of the Canadian Army in Sicily in 1943. The doc now is complete and scheduled for release in late October 2015.


  • Big Plan Pictures Ltd. is a partnership with writer-director Lulu Keating of Dawson for a two-part TV mini-series "Broke Down Dawson Town," which builds on Lulu's earlier work. Their long-term goal is a multi-season series set and shot in Dawson City with local crew and cast. Now in post, release is expected during the winter 2015-16.


Broadcast licencing from Northwestel Community TV and support from the Canada Media Fund's Northern Production Incentive, as well as funding from Yukon Film and Sound and other sources, made the projects possible.


Meanwhile Max continues to pursue the story of the incredible Klondike Joe Boyle and his romance with Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania -- an epic romance set in WW1 -- as a feature film, and as a documentary.


Max is known for his short films and the award-winning TV documentary "Never Happen Here - The Whitehorse 9/11 Story" about terrifying events in the Yukon on 9/11. It was broadcast on CBC documentary channel and CBC North TV as well as Northwestel Community Cable.  It earned four awards and was screened at 11 festivals in the US and Canada.  It continues to be popular locally.


Max is a member of Screen Production Yukon Association, the Yukon Film Society and the Documentary Organization of Canada. His career began in 1974 when he came from Vancouver to work as a reporter/photographer for the Whitehorse Star.  A Yukon resident since then, he has worked in communications, book publishing, printing, politics and Yukon aboriginal relations.


His film work focuses generally in two streams: Yukon topics, and topics to do with WW2 remembrance.


Max Fraser, Hootalinqua Motion Pictures

Max Fraser, President

Hootalinqua Motion Pictures Inc.

Remembrance Films Ltd.

Big Plan Pictures Ltd.



In Production


In Production
  • Broke Down Dawson Town,a two-part TV mini-series with writer-director Lulu Keating of Dawson City


In Development
  • Feature: the epic romance of Klondike Joe Boyle and Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania. Seeking financing for phase two: treatment to first draft.

  • Documentary about Klondike Joe Boyle - unconventional Yukon war hero

  • A handful of other projects are various stages.


Completed Films:


Documentaries of Remembrance (series of shorts, 2009-2010)
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