Just when the St. Adolphe snow maze creator thought the winter’s excitement was over: Hollywood came calling.
Clint Masse says the film industry caught wind of his world record-setting maze and asked to shoot a movie called “A Maze in Winter Romance” directly on his doorstep.
Masse says this winter has been a wild ride for him and his team.
“It’s getting crazier and crazier around here as time goes on. I guess Hollywood picked up on the idea that we have the biggest snow maze in the world: there’s a lot going on here!”
According to Masse, the script was put together in a mere week as film crews worked to beat the spring thaw.
Meanwhile, Masse had work of his own to attend to and had to move around equipment, refill the snow maze with snow, and even vacuum his horses to prepare his yard as the set. But that’s not all: “We had to move out of our house for a few days, and that was probably the most significant thing for us!” laughs Masse.
Though Masse himself will not have a cameo in the film, a couple of his horses are used, as well as his dog Sochi.
“Usually we get overwork syndrome by November,” comments Masse, “but this year another charge of adrenaline came in when we went for the record... then Hollywood called us right when we were tiring out and we got yet another shot of adrenaline!”
The movie crews are expected to finish their shooting late Thursday evening, though, with the recent blustery weather, that remains uncertain.
Nevertheless, Masse says the movie will need to be fully wrapped by this Sunday for the maze’s grand finale.
“I don’t think we’ll have any remnants of the movie crew on Saturday and Sunday, it’ll be just us Manitobans enjoying the last days of winter.”