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The Muse (2015)

We Breathe Again/Untitled (in Post-Production 2015)

Directed by Marsh Chamberlain. Post-Production supervisor Vivien Hillgrove as part of the Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) 2015. 

UAF film students worked on Post-Production of this feature-length documentary with the Keys as mentors. Scheduled for National Public Television Broadcast in 2016.  


For centuries, survival was difficult for Alaska Native peoples, but they lived full lives. Today survival is easier, but they are dying young. Rarely heard of 40 years ago, suicide among Alaska Native peoples is now a silent epidemic, 3.5 times higher than the national average. UNTITLED/WE BREATHE AGAIN is a feature length documentary film that explores the intimate stories of five Alaska Natives, who are each confronting the impacts of suicide in their lives, and the means towards healing from generational traumas. 

Mining for Ruby (2014)

Jack (Daniel Ponickly) is a widowed "end-of-the-roader" struggling with his continued depression as he falls for Ruby (Antoinette Kalaj), a passionate environmental engineering grad student who is embroiled in a poisonous waste controversy that threatens to shut down the biggest industry in her state.

Directed by Zoe Quist for Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) 2013. Starring Misha Barton, Billy Zane, Daniel Ponickly, Antoinette Kalaj, Carrie Baker. Executive Producers Maya Salganek and William St. Pierre.

Produced as a part of the Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) film training program with UAF students on set under Keys as mentors. 

Available through iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play

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Suŋauraq/ Blue Bead is a journey of an Alaskan Iñupiaq student who carves her own life. Using Alaska Native carving traditions as a means towards self acceptance she discovers her own vision through mask making and begins to heal from loss. Written by and Starring film minor degree student, Naaqtuuq Dommek. Produced by FLM 271 - "Let's Make a Movie" Film Class, Spring 2013. Produced and Directed by Maya Salganek.

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If God sent an Angel to Earth, would you listen to what he had to say? That is the overarching premise of this season’s ambitious multimedia production of “The Messenger” by faculty professor Kade Mendelowitz.

After hearing reports of a self proclaimed Angel and Messenger of God, Michael is invited as a guest of America’s latest talk-show phenomenon: “The Jessie Show”. The host, Jessica Lamech, has been facing her own private crisis of faith when this unique opportunity presents itself. The network, recognizing the huge ratings potential of such an event, has heavily advertised a live prime-time special – and you will be surprised where the interview goes from there. Join us for this production of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre & Film.


30th year Anniversary 

Produced by Film UAF

The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) was founded at the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1983. RAHI helps prepare rural and Alaska Native high school students for academic excellence and college success. RAHI is a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

RAHI thanks it's founders, financial supporters, faculty, staff and more than 1,500 alumni. 
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AlaskaLand: a feature film by Chinonye Chukwu
Produced by Film UAF

ALASKALAND tells the story of Chukwuma, an Alaskan-raised Nigerian struggling to balance the expectations of his traditional Nigerian parents and the larger world around him. After a tragic car crash, Chukwuma is separated from his younger sister, Chidinma, who moves to Nigeria with their Uncle until she becomes of legal age.
Two years later the siblings reconnect to find their estrangement has created new personal and cultural frictions in ways that bring them closer to each other and their roots, as well as help them define what it means to be a Nigerian in Alaska.

Chronic Town (2011)

Directed by Tom Hines. Written by UAF Alumnus Michael Kamskey. Co-Produced by UAF Film Program faculty member, Maya Salganek. 

UAF film students worked on set with the Keys as mentors. Shot on-location in Fairbanks. 

Available through  Amazon on DVD. 

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