Yukon River Salmon Story

Yukon River Salmon Story

Project Description

The longest Chinook salmon run on Earth courses through the Yukon River. It is the lifeblood of the river ecosystem and vital for the economy and culture of each river community on either side of the US/Canada border. Tragically, the Chinook run is in crisis, with fewer salmon returning to their spawning grounds each year. 

We produced this video for the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee to explain the many factors that contribute to this crisis and to encourage cooperation and understanding amongst all people on the river. We looked at this through the lens of a familiar story – the inspiring struggle up river that each salmon takes to carry on their species.

Our script, storyboard and illustrations were brought to life by the talented and imaginative animators at Linetest Collective, a professional voice actor from BC and a local composer.