From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:
- Borealis, an ambitious made-in-Calgary sci-fi TV movie, envisions future frontier town in the Arctic
It’s not often that a movie’s shooting schedule ends with the most gruelling scene for its lead actor. But the last day on the Calgary set of the sci-fi TV movie Borealis involved Ty Olsson’s rugged anti-hero engaging in a savage cage match with a muscle-bound Russian foe. Even the cast and crew who had the day off came in to witness the fight, which took seven hours to film. Read more.
From The Province:
- Global warming sci-fi tale Borealis gets two-hour TV airing
If you’re a fan of near-future arctic westerns, this weekend might be your only chance to catch this one. The fictional Borealis (6 p.m. Friday, re-airing 3 p.m. Saturday on Canada’s Space network) is set in a frontier town in a defrosted arctic 30 years into the future, and was filmed during the fall of 2011 outside of Calgary. The network opted not to go to a full series, choosing to air the first two episodes as a two-hour movie, but the producers say they’re pursuing other options to continue the show. Read more.