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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.”

What happened in front of the camera is in the award-winning 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.


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