ALASKA'S MIND BLOWING AURORA

Experience northern lights on screen like you've never seen before captured at 24 frames per second in 4K resolution! ALASKA'S MIND BLOWING AURORA is 47 minutes of music to the eyes, ears & soul as it chronicles the adventures of long-time professional Aurora Hunter Todd Salat. With his truck camper as a mobile base camp gain an insider’s perspective as Salat aurora hunts throughout the Alaska Range, the Interior and into the far northern reaches of the Brooks Range in search of heroic moments in nature that are truly mind blowing!

  • Todd Salat
    Producer
    EPIC AURORA & Natural Phenomena (2014), Alaska's Aurora Hunting (2009)
  • Todd Salat
    Writer
  • Shay Salat
    Writer
  • Todd Salat
    Editors
  • Shay Salat
    Editors
  • Todd Salat
    Director
  • Todd Salat
    Key Cast
  • Shay Salat
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Todd Salat
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Todd Salat

Todd Salat was born an Iowa country boy, making his way to the mountains as often as possible. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology at the University of South Dakota in 1986 and a Masters in geology from the University of Wyoming in 1989. With that, he scored a job as an exploration geologist and made that big right-hand turn to Alaska.

As a geologist, he enjoyed exploring and unraveling the earth history of the Brooks Range of Alaska and the Andes of Venezuela. However, the seven-year-itch came upon him and he resigned from his corporate day job. The first dream he chased was a year-long walkabout in the "Land Down Under," Australia & New Zealand

Todd returned to Alaska in 1997 to follow through on his dream of becoming a full-time freelance photographer. The next big chapter in life began with a blind date, and in 2001 he married the love-of-his-life, Shay.

They reside in Anchorage and enjoy a cabin retreat in Hatcher Pass. With a heated camper on their truck, they eagerly follow their mission statement:

Be There ~ Preserve the Moment ~ Share It!

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Director Statement

This is the 3rd Aurora Hunter® Film produced by Todd Salat Shots in the past seven years but feel this is the most significant for two main reasons; 1) the aurora is filmed in REAL-TIME, a technological breakthrough, and 2) we included a lot of the human element to bring to life the experience of being there. The auroras are so fascinating they have a way of tapping into that feeling of child-like glee!