Project trailer above, for full length film screenings please check out the schedule here.
Elk River is part of The Greater Yellowstone Migrations Project; a multidisciplinary project that utilizes the groundbreaking science of Arthur Middleton, stunning photography and video from Joe Riis, beautiful paintings from James Prosek and a 28 minute Pongo Media Productions film, Elk River.
Elk River is a short film led by filmmaker Jenny that follows Arthur, Joe and James as they interpret elk migrations through their individual mediums – data driven science, photography and original painting. As they travel deep into the heart of the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they work with landowners, ranch managers, outfitters, guides, agency biologists, an unusual mule named Rosie, and many others to walk in the footsteps of this awe-inspiring animal. Elk River premiered at Mountainfilm in Telluride May 27-30, 2016. To see more screenings of the full 28 min. film check out the Greater Yellowstone Migrations website.
The Crow called the Yellowstone River the “Elk River.” It seems they thought of the Yellowstone landscape as one defined at least as much by its extraordinary animal life, as by its geological wonders. We do, too. Today, elk are our guide in re-imagining Yellowstone as being inextricably connected to a wider world through its diverse animal migrations.