The 'Most Elusive' Man in North America

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Dr. Rhomboid Goatcabin : It has been said by others but I will say it also: Great subject, abysmal documenting. 8 minutes into a 14 minute documentary is when the subject is finally revealed?! The majority of the documentary was not of the subject but rather the filmmakers' adventures talking to locals... which is pretty piss-poor if it took them a few weeks in Vernon to finally contact a local reporter who has written articles on the subject. The whole documentary seems like the directors just said, "Lets see if we can lazily find someone, record our vacation and then go home as soon as we find them," and of course not bother to actually get much documented except for maybe 3 quotes of substance and nothing more. This should have been much more substantial as Dag is getting quite old. Rather than focus on on the 'why he is up there' they should have focused at least on the 'how'. It may be selfish of others to ask him to share more of his life, but in a world where kids are glued to tablets, he is a source of inspiration.

Animal Love Fest : I gave a thumbs up for Dag, but if it was just the reporting, I would give a thumbs down. Did not ask any substantial questions, to allow for us to really understand "The Most Elusive Man" 👎 I don't know why you both travel, search, and interview, and offer no understanding of the way he lives... Quite odd, in my opinion.

HJC Dormouse : The joy to be free to live a simple life, to be able to walk away from real or self inflicted responsibility to embrace the life you really want, one day I hope I have the joy of finding that inner balance and peace.

Impossible Visits : Why did you have to search for him for weeks if that journalist woman knows right where he lives? Why not start by "searching" there? Also, he is the "most elusive" man in North America, and yet he has a "favorite bar"? This all seems like hollow melodrama.

Gathering No Moss : If he lives so remotely, how is he getting to town, buying food, staying clean? You know all the things that might have made this interesting. You know he's not doing all this on foot in a B.C. winter. So come clean - what's the real story, and I don't mean 8 minutes of chatting with the locals and 2 minutes of drone footage and a minute of titles and narration in a 14 minute piece.

Joaly nocontroly : The part about Dag is pretty cool.. The rest is almost as pretentious and predictable as a Vice piece.

Bobby Johnson Esq. : The narrator sounds like he's had a lobotomy.

Mars Silvergold : 13:39 that face you make when you've spent a lifetime running away from everything only to be found by two douchie millennials.

Conor Murray : Interesting.. But narration is totally over self-indulgent and cringe worthy. Take step back on the over dramatisation

scottyalto : Worst narration ever. But Don't let it stop ya. He eventually shuts up.

Dennis Church : Don't watch this on a phone. Words are incredibly small.

William Peek : So, basically you made a video about a homeless guy?

M3TA : "I've lived a full life — I didn't spend it in front of the T.V."

The Wolverine : Amazing how peaceful you can be without a full time job and bosses snapping at your neck constantly.

Julio Gulio : "You like dags?.... "dags?"..... "Ohhhh dogs! Sure I like dogs"

Tim Laning : The least informative video I've watched in a long while, missed opportunity seemed interesting. I mean aside from monotone narration and overly dramatic... everything.

Halldór Þormar Hermannsson : That's it? I felt I was watching a trailer, this leaves me with more questions than answers.

NorthernWilds Lifestyle : Most elusive? He lived in a bus on Dave's place for years and now in a shack a bit further up the hill. If you want to find him check the saloon.

Kryptonite : the "documentary" was 90% filler

Eralen00 : This guy trying to sound intense and deep in the voice over is the cringiest thing i've ever heard.

Emberwilde Productions : This is an interesting subject matter but at times this film feels like a parody of itself that veers into intentional pretentiousness - too much floury narration, dramatic pauses that drag out the basic plot developments, aerial shots simply for the sake of visual poetry that doesn't compliment the material...

RealToWonder : Great video except for the narrator who speaks like he's competing in a pseudo depressing poetry slam.

Obscure2099 : 14 minutes later I still know almost nothing about Dag Aabye. Good job.

matrixedexodus : Man! Jared Leto is so versatile!

Brendan Stanford : Editing of this story SUCKS. It was rough to watch this

Capt. Cutler : A pretentious documentary about an unpretentious man.

Morpheas : So THIS is what freedom looks like. Too bad most of us will never taste it. Of course, it comes at a price.

muricanblubber : what music is being played from 12:34 ?

Patrick T : I would imagine " The Most Elusive Man in North America " (whoever that might be) is even less known than this man.

JCO2002 : The narrator's voice is very annoying. Is it supposed to be world-weary and jaded, or is he on tranquilizers?

Grubiantoll : Who is the perosn that's putting all these school buses into all these isolated places across the USA, who is the magick buss person? thats the real question

William D : so basically he's just a guy in alberta, in a bus, in a forest...there is plenty of those guys out there

Mark Morris : In such a short film, and with time and budget expended on the search for Dag Aabye, the few minutes of Dag, leaves me wanting to know more about this amazing human. I'd like to hear more about Charlotte Helston's interview with Dag and their friendship, for one. And Dag mentioned family - I would like to know more background and history about Dag's life. Actually, come to think about it, Dag Aabye's story would be quite interesting in a much longer video format.

danodbdb : He sure doesn't look ageless.

Ms Mccoy : OK it is at 9:20 I can't stomach this melodramatic Bullshit 13 days of driving around Vernon BC looking for him ? Don't even say where you are but I know where Rosters is. Waste of time Good Bye

mikeli0023 : Holy heck I think this is me in 50 years.

Connor C : Anyone know what the name of the song is that plays at the end during the running montage?

Brent Stanton : wow... okay.. Too much Flowery commentary. wow. And Nice fun with your new drone. gee. How about Answering the Questions you impose onto us? How does a guy like this Survive? Where does he get his Money? Food? His Shoes and Clothing? His pricy Watch and Glasses? Water? His Beer? You spent all this time and reported .... Not much!... except Fun Drone Footage! lol Nice editing and Music... And yes, your drone shots are as good as everyone elses. Even your Chapter Fonts... although Im not sure Why you Have Chapters?... In the End Im left wondering Why I bothered... and even further... Why Im writing? Except I do feel a bit Cheated.. So maybe Im getting some of My Time back by having you read this... lol Thats all.

Jim Oyster : Maybe I should be an investigative journalist, how long did it take you boys to find this elusive Dags? I would've waited for him at the start of the next 126 km race! Asked the crazy old coot where he lived! "Hey Dags! Where you live mate? Another case solved by the Jim Oyster

Matteo Salm : Thumbs up, but feels more like an intro / the first 15 minutes of a longer documentary. When is the full length docu coming? Maybe he doesn't want to....

Alessio Soggetti : and he's only 76? Jesus he looks like he's 120...I think he shouldn't live in a bus anymore and stop running please somebody help him :D

John Crapper : Interesting subject, bad documentation.

Gustavo Ponce : Fascinating subject, excellent use of music, brilliant editing and photography direction. One bit of constructive criticism for whoever wrote the narrator's lines: save your poetry for open mic night.

Brian Peterson : OMFG voiceovers

Shady Noble : What a strange narration not enjoyable

ap5170 : A narrator you are not.

Soul Guru : Not that Elusive if he’s on YouTube

miniZergling : Damn this gameplay of the last of us 2 is looking pretty good, it's so life like. However I find it rather intriguing from a narrative standpoint, that they decided to focus the story on Joels dad as opposed to Joel and Ellie.

Brendan McKale : Yeah if you live in Vernon and run races in Grande Cache, your pretty elusive

Louis Cypher : Use a professional narrator next time.