THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS

By Scott HILLIER

ZS2 MEDIA GROUP - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Pre-Production 2011

“Give me $30,000 and two weeks and I’ll find you a dinosaur,” Stuart McLeod, ex-dinosaur hunter.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Scott HILLIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Rob GOLDBERG, Scott HILLIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Rhiannon HOBBINS (Zs2 Films), Scott HILLIER (Zs2 Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Right now, as you read this, a dinosaur fossil is being illegally dug up somewhere in the world.
      Never heard of this? Of course not. It’s a dark and secretive business and the dinosaur fossils go directly into the private collections of wealthy industrialists, oligarchs and even the Hollywood A-list. Recently, a 70% complete T-Rex sold on the black market for $1.2 million. And those that don’t end up in the homes of the wealthy, are often ground up and used as aphrodisiacs in the Far East.
      Zs2 Films has unparalleled and exclusive access to a group of these ‘fossil mercenaries’, known as The Dinosaur Hunters, who travel the world to illicitly dig up the remains of these giant beasts which used to rule the earth. Zs2 Films will be on location at an illegal dig, filming the unearthing of a dinosaur fossil and following it along the dangerous smugglers route as it heads towards a private collection. It’s The Bourne Supremacy meets Jurassic Park!
      Join National Geographic adventurer, Hayden Turner, ex-dinosaur
      hunter, Stuart MacLeod, and President Obama’s top fossil cop, Vince Santucci, as they spearhead this adventure through some of the most remote places on Earth and shine the spotlight on this thriving but highly lucrative and
      illegal industry.
      Be prepared to enter the mysterious and dangerous world of fossil theft. A world where the rewards are high – for those who aren’t jailed as smugglers or killed by their rivals – where sometimes the greatest reward is to make it out alive.
    • Partners & financing
    • Boulder Creek International
    • Production schedule
    • Pre-prod / Scouting 6 weeks (February 2011)
      Production 6 weeks (March 2011)
      Editing 9 weeks (May 2011)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2011
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