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Salmon swim

850 miles from
the ocean to Idaho.

This year...

go with them.

Watch the Emmy-nominated film here

Ocean to Idaho is a visual experience offering audiences the opportunity to track salmon migration 850 miles from Oregon's coast to Idaho's wilderness.

The road trip for field production of Ocean to Idaho debuted on social media platforms in summer 2020 as TLM CEO and outdoor journalist Kris Millgate lived and worked out of a Toyota Tundra paired with Four Wheel Campers. Bi-weekly episodes provided fans with a virtual adventure through the Pacific Northwest while also revealing the process for shooting a film solo during a pandemic.

“Broken cameras, bruises, stitches and skin cancer. I wasn’t expecting any of that. I was as worn out as the fish by the time we made it to mile 850,” says Millgate a journalist for 25 years. “Then I had to cut 25 hours of footage down to a 26-minute show. It was like shoving stepsister's foot into Cinderella's slipper.”

Ocean to Idaho is now showing at in-person and virtual events with the following honors

What happened in front of the camera is in the film. What happened behind the camera is in Millgate's new book My Place Among Fish

To host a film screening or book signing, contact Tight Line Media.

Where to Watch:

April 28, 2022
In-person Film Screening

Idaho: Boise, 6p MT @ Idaho State Museum
hosted by Idaho State Historical Society

Feb 24-Mar 6, 2022
In-person/Virtual Film Screening
Colorado: Golden
hosted by Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Jan 13-23, 2022
National Film Tour
California + Nationwide
hosted by Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Jan-April 2022
Streaming Video on Demand
provided by Evoca-TV

Dec 7, 2021
Virtual Film Screening

Wisconsin: Cable, 6:30p CT (webinar)
hosted by Cable Museum

Oct 28, 2021
In-person Film Screening
Idaho: Boise, 7p MT @ Egyptian Theatre
hosted by Idaho SEC and Edward Jones

Sept 29, 2021
Virtual Film Premiere
Nationwide: 7p MT (webinar)
hosted by Trout Unlimited

Sept 3, 2021
TV Broadcast
Washington: Statewide, 7p PT
airing on KBTC Public Television

Sept 2, 2021
In-person Film Screening
Idaho: Pocatello, 6p MT @ ISU-Frazier Hall
hosted by Idaho Museum of Nat. History

Aug 31, 2021
TV Broadcast
Idaho: Statewide, 8p MT
airing on Idaho Public Television

Aug 19, 2021
TV Broadcast
Oregon: Statewide, 830p PT
airing on Oregon Public Broadcasting

Aug 12, 2021
VIP Party + World Premiere
Idaho: Idaho Falls, 6p MT @ Colonial
hosted by Teton Toyota and Raymond James


The Emmys

Ocean to Idaho nominated

The Back Story

Behind Ocean to Idaho

Film Fest Winner

Salmon on tour

Watch at Home

Your own movie night

Two Emmy Nominations

Environment and Videojournalist

Official Selection

Wild n Scenic Film Fest 2022

Official Selection

CO Enviro Film Fest 2022

Best Overall

Outdoor Writers of America

President's Choice

Outdoor Writers of America

1st place Conservation

Outdoor Writers of America

1st place Videography

Idaho Press Club

2nd place Documentary

Idaho Press Club


Worldfest Int'l. Film Fest

Two IndieFest Awards

Women Filmmakers and Nature