Chasing Steve

Documentary short


Directed by Jessica Fraser and Leah Mallen





When a group of citizen scientists and photographers came across a new band of light that was appearing in their photographs, they had no idea it was a newly discovered celestial phenomenon.  They humorously named the new aurora “STEVE” and shared their discovery with aurora scientists at NASA. “Steve”, (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) continues to be documented by this 18,000 member-strong organization of Alberta Aurora Chasers who are keenly sharing this discovery with enthusiasts all over the world.

In production, funded by Telus Originals

Photo courtesy of Vanexus Photography