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Crude Picnic Drilling

What is energy? Where did it come from? How do we find it? How do we obtain it?
An oil tycoon seeks wealth in a city park.

  • Michael Mallis
  • Ben Bigelow
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Michael Mallis

Michael Mallis was born near Philadelphia, earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently lives in New York.

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Director Statement

Inspired by robber baron John D Rockefeller, founder of Exxon-Mobile, Chevron & Amoco, who continues to spill crude oil on our heads.