The 'Most Elusive' Man in North America

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Diogenes D'Sinope : The narrator sounds like he's had a lobotomy.

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.

epSos.de : I am glad *he found his happiness* in the woods. It seems that he loves running the woods very much. To the point that he skips recovery days.

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.

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.

Existence Defies Logic : This was very good. But the music and narration was too cheesy to my liking. Just too "cinematic". I was so pleased to hear Dag speak for the first time, without any meddling in the form of the weird background music or some "special effects" on his picture. Also, can you please enlarge the things that you had written and placed at the center of the video? It was very tiny and hard to read. Mostly the technical aspects of this creation were annoying to me. Otherwise, overall it's a good, informative and interesting video.

Louis Cypher : Use a professional narrator next time.

one of those guys : Story could have been told in half the time JS Why would try to get an award for cinematography on some little editorial.

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...

Harrison Bergeron : Old Man Logan found.

miniZergling : Takes nothing to awake if you're already woke.

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

Jacob R : 8:28

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.

A. Willman : When two roads diverged in a wood, Dag most definitely took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference...

Luz Gallegos : Nice perspective about age, and about life in general.

wholly_unholy : A 2 minute intro in a 14 minute video. That's about 15% of the runtime. Why you gotta be this way Atlantic?

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

Matthew Rutledge : Weak narration skills

ThePooper3000 : Cool guy. He's definitely gonna trip on a random rock and die one day. But oh well, if it happens, it happens.

kari senchi : I wish I could just leave everything and be one with the nature, but you know, capitalism and stuff.

Ichtio Stega : Sooo, what does he do for money? He doesn't seem to be the kind of guy who hunts for food. Does he really spend all of his time running on these trails? How is that a life well lived? So many questions...

John Baer : While this is an admirable guy in many ways (healthy lifestyle, positive outlook, ): he is also lucky to be who he is at an advanced age. He has not suffered a debilitating injury preventing him from running. His mind has not faded from age or dementia, thus allowing him to live alone and unencumbered. His genetics and general luck play a part in his perseverance, not simply his will to live or "age being in your mind". He is also probably one of the most reclusive men in North America; making him de facto one of the most elusive.

Andrew 2000 : Okay maybe I missed this part but how tf did the bus get there

Tommy Beauchene : What a dedicated individual! Skol!

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

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

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

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.

zorro kitty566 : I locked myself away from the world except for ever 2 weeks i would go to the local store. About 2 years ago, i spent 4 months away from the world, technology etc it was amazing

Constructive Critique : What a cool piece. I wonder if he's had any aggressive bear encounters?

Sterling Archer : i hate these documentaries that comes from obvious newly graduated "film" students who think they are Werner Herzog

Kahandran : Really good video but the narrator was trying too hard in the intro

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

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

vaalejo1's archive : 🎅🏿

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

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

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.

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

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.

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....

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

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

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

Randomery : joe rogan and redban sent me ✌️