Chasing the Aurora shares stories of struggle, survival and dreams from the circumpolar north, a place where everyone is searching for light in a dark world. The film takes us around Earth’s magnetic oval, across a darkening Arctic where fleeting blasts of auroral light punctuate the long winter nights. We witness the personal struggles of resilient people who live under the northern lights, and we join visitors on a life-changing journey to witness the aurora borealis.
This project is in development. The story is from the points of view of compelling northern characters from Iceland, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alaska and Norway. This production is suitable for a 6 x 30-minute series or as a feature documentary film, accompanied by digital media components.
Aurora Love begins in frenetic Tokyo, the largest megacity in the world, where we meet honeymooners and a mother and son as they prepare for the trip of a lifetime. We follow them as they embark on a journey across the globe to Canada’s remote Northwest Territories in search of the aurora borealis. Will cloudy skies, cultural differences, minus 40° and fickle aurora dash their dreams to witness the greatest light show on Earth?