Monthly Archive: April, 2012

Tobi’s Diary: Keeping All Fingers and Toes, pt. 1

It’s hard to describe what “sub-zero conditions” feels like, unless you’ve been there. You think you’re prepared, with your Gore-Tex coat and your Sorel boots, your North Face fleece and your MEC wool… Continue reading

Canada’s North Warning System

The other day, a bunch of Gjoa Haven’s Rangers set out on patrol to check on the North Warning System, a line of short- and long-range radar towers that covers 4,800 km west-east,… Continue reading

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about igloos but were afraid to ask

The crew was out last week to film some of Gjoa Haven’s residents build one of the most famous images the North: the igloo. If you’ve ever wondered how to build an igloo,… Continue reading

Our trusty steed

Tobi Elliott, our production coordinator, recently sent us these pictures of the van that’s going to be carrying our crew—and equipment—in and around Gjoa Haven. And it’s seen better days, to put it… Continue reading

Canadian Rangers Project

Are you interested in finding out more about the Canadian Rangers? One of the most thorough and passionate researchers on the subject is Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer Dr. P Whitney Lackenbauer is a widely… Continue reading

The tents at Pang

While we won’t end up shooting there, our multi-talented research/director Steph Weimar went up to Pangnirtung—which lies on Baffin Island, northeast of Iqaluit—last March. While she was there, Keith (Samuelee) Angnakak, a local… Continue reading

Production Spooling Up

The team at Picture This is wrapping the last of the pre-production meetings in preparation for our first shooting day on April 18.  It’s a long way up to Gjoa Haven – here’s… Continue reading