By Jean-Louis SCHULLER, Sean CLARK


Documentary - Completed 2014

On the remote and barren plains of North Dakota two men search for redemption by overcoming the past, in what could be considered the "gold rush" of modern times…

& Awards

FIFE Paris 2015
Focus USA
Saragoza 2015
Official selection "documentary" section
Canada Film Festival 2015
Official selection "documentary" section
Socially Relevant New York 2015
Official selection "documentary" section
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Environmental, Social issues
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Louis SCHULLER, Sean CLARK
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Louis SCHULLER, Sean CLARK
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • In the great American West, two men are lead to reconsider their lives, given new economic opportunities. Thanks to new extraction techniques, namely hydraulic fracking, North Dakota has been undergoing an unprecedented oil boom for the last ten years, which has lead to drastic changes, both individual and social. The local “homesteaders” watch their traditional way of life fade away, whereas newcomers arrive in this blessed area searching for jobs and a better way of life.
      The future is uncertain for John Heiser, the unwitting witness of this "gold rush" of modern times and for Doug Wenner, hit by the economic crisis, who may find here an unexpected occasion for redemption.
      North Dakota, so far considered as remote, is rushed into the industrial era, forced to increase the number of drills and to welcome an ever-growing population where everyone must learn how to take their fair share of the Black Harvest.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2013