Nome/Valdez, “On Deadly Ground”

  Nome/Valdez    
Size 150 people
Client Time-Warner
   
In very short turn around, Taiga was asked to design and outfit a day camp for 150 people 26 miles north of Nome in February to support the filming of “On Deadly Ground,” a Steven Seagal film for
   
 
Warner Bros.

After several weeks of meetings, design alterations, bid-specification and time frame modifications, Taiga mobilized a day-support winter camp for 150 people in less than a week.


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Taiga provided a full set-up crew to erect tents, outfit the kitchen, dining room and restroom facilities and prepare the camp for use.  The crew and 40,000 lbs. of gear arrived in Nome mid-day Thursday , and, by Tuesday of the following week under adverse conditions of low temperatures, high winds and minimal daylight, the camp was completely ready for use. 

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That day, Warner Bros. canceled the project and the camp was disassembled and returned to Fairbanks.  The Nome portion of the project was accessible only by air; however, once the materials reached Nome, they were transported by track vehicle 26 miles overland to the filming site. 

In late March, Warner Bros. decided to re-instate the project near Valdez and Taiga was contacted to provide a day support set-up similar to the configuration of the Nome project, although on a reduced scale.