Lulu Keating

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When the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City put out a call for a members’ exhibit with the theme of “The Age of Selfies,” local filmmaker Lulu Keating decided to submit a work about her recent hip replacement. “Anger was part of my recovery from hip replacement,” said the former Nova …

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Celebrate the Art of Filmmaking this Weekend

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday and Sunday screenings that will fill up this Easter Weekend. The films were selected by a group …

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Yukon Stories

Arctic Secrets Directed by Allan Code, a Whitehorse based filmmaker, Arctic Secrets is a symphony of immensely strong and surprisingly fragile elements that comprise the wilderness of the Yukon Territory. Stunning imagery abounds in this visual adventure through its waters, mountains, and forests. Focusing mainly on the more arctic regions of the territory, Code and …

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Her Next Plan is Coming to a Television Near You

A television mini-series is being shot in Dawson between April 7 and 17. The two episodes of Her Next Plan are being produced by the newly formed Big Plan Pictures Ltd. Dawson filmmaker Lulu Keating (Red Snapper Films) and Max Fraser (Hootalinqua Motion Pictures), formed the new partnership to bring this short series to the …

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LuLu Keating

Originally from Nova Scotia, Lulu Keating often gets asked the question: “Why the hell did you move to the North?” Her short film, Dawson Town Melted Down, to be featured at Northern Scene in Ottawa, is her attempt at an answer. For Keating, Dawson is a town that allows space and opportunity to flourish as …

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Hot Truths and Half-frozen Films

A film director is pivotal in creating the environment and tone for people to work in, and in Lulu Keating’s recent short films the setting has involved some challenges. Cameras and actors worked in sub-zero temperatures for Her Man Plan (2010), for example. Many of the scenes were filmed on the frozen Yukon River and …

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Be your own director

What would you say if someone handed you a video camera and asked you to produce, cast, direct, shoot and edit a film in two days? Can’t be done? Think again. The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture’s (KIAC) 48 Hour Film Competition offers just such a challenge this coming weekend. Here’s how it goes. …

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Wilder, Wiser Women

Twelve Yukon filmmakers are travelling to Vancouver for the 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, held March 8 to 11, at the Vancity Theatre. Curated by Dawson City filmmaker, Lulu Keating, the showcase of films, “Wise + Wild”, consists of works all made by women. Keating has been paving the way for women in …

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No Relief from Marketing Pains

Dawson man-about-town Greg Hakonson is always an enthusiastic guy, putting his energy into construction, cooking and the local arts scene – he’s been a driving force behind the Dawson City Arts Society for more than a decade. But ask him about the Trekke® Lumbar Lift, a device he invented to relieve lower back pain, and …

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