"Black Gold Rush", A Documentary Film Project On Kickstarter.com /An ABGenX Production

A Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign for the documentary film "Black Gold Rush" was launched on December 9, 2013. The film is about the incredible industrial transformation that tight oil fracking is making in North Dakota and the tremendous nat

Lake Oswego, Oregon (I-Newswire) December 13, 2013 - "Black Gold Rush", A Documentary Film Project on Kickstarter.com
An ABGenX Production

WHAT: A Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign for the documentary film "Black Gold Rush" was launched on December 9, 2013. The film is about the incredible industrial transformation that tight oil fracking is making in North Dakota and the tremendous national and global implications it has created.

WHEN: Funding period runs from December 9, 2013 to January 8, 2013.

WHERE: One of the filmmakers is a North Dakota native living in Portland, OR, and his Co-Director lives New York City. All filming has been done, and will be completed, on location in North Dakota.

VISUALS: Video trailer and full description of the project are located at the "Black Gold Rush" Kickstarter page.

• Wesley T. Miller, Co-Director/Producer, native North Dakotan (living in Portland, OR)
• Heidi Dehncke-Fisher, Emmy nominee and Co-Director
MEDIA CONTACT: Wesley T. Miller, wesleytmiller@comcast.net, 310-795-3978

"Black Gold Rush" will be a truly objective and riveting documentary film focused on the biggest modern day "gold rush" in the United States.

In July of 2013, we made our initial filming trip to North Dakota. We found a place almost isolated from the effects of the Great Recession. It is a place where even fast food workers were in high demand. The statewide boomtown environment is producing only 3% unemployment. We also found man camps filled with workers from across the country that have not been seen since the days of the WPA.

What is occurring in North Dakota is a profound unstoppable industrial transformation in one of the most rural of places in the United States. It is a transformation that both drives people into North Dakota while also pushing many of its pioneer descendants out. It is a State overwhelmed by success in an era of economic decline, a bubble of geologic energy bounty creating hyper-growth in a place desperately short of the infrastructure and manpower necessary to manage that success.

It is the intention of the directors to fully explore the national and global implications of tight oil fracking as we bring you the reality of what is happening on the ground in North Dakota. We are NOT making an industry booster or an environmental scare movie; but rather, we intend to present the full picture of tight oil fracking, from the drill site to Main Street, Wall Street and beyond. We seek to present the truth as we find it, from all honest perspectives.

Our funding request is to cover our costs for a return filming trip to North Dakota to conduct interviews with both the current and former Governors of North Dakota, United States and North Dakota State Senators and Representatives, the Director of Department of Mineral Resources of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, a North Dakota oil billionaire and other mineral rights owners, surface rights owners, more local business folks, petroleum geologists, economists, Native American tribal leaders, environmentalists and ecologists, as well as the local "man-on-the-street" perspective. We also need funding for studio time, editing and production costs, and marketing and film festival costs. It is our intent to make a full theatrical release film with a professionally produced original soundtrack, a taste of which you can hear in our trailer above.


About ABGenX Productions

Documentary Production Company focusing its first project on fracking in North Dakota and the impact   More.. of the Black Gold Rush.Less..

Contact Information

ABGenX Productions
Wesley T. Miller
Phone : 310-795-3978

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