Dinosaur 13 chronicles an unprecedented saga in American history and details the fierce battle to possess a 65-million-year-old treasure.

COMPLETED 

Filmmakers: Todd Miller
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95 mins
Country: USA
Format: HD


Empire - " Fascinating, moving, infuriating true story." ★★★★ 

IndieWire - "Awe-inspiring" 



FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sundance Film Festival 2014 

Melbourne International Film Festival 2014

Bergen International Film Festival 2014

Moscow Contemporary Science Film Festival 2014 

STORY 

On August 12, 1990, in the badlands of South Dakota, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute unearthed the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. It was the find of a lifetime—the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery. They named their dinosaur Sue. Two years later, when the FBI and the National Guard showed up, battle lines were drawn over ownership of Sue.

The U.S. government, world-class museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists became the Goliath to Larson’s David as he and his team fought to keep their dinosaur and wrestled with intimidation tactics that threatened their freedom as well. Dinosaur 13 chronicles an unprecedented saga in American history and details the fierce battle to possess a 65-million-year-old treasure. With consummate skill, filmmaker Todd Miller excavates layer after layer, exposing human emotion in a dramatic tale that is as complex as it is fascinating. 


FILMMAKER

Todd Douglas Miller has been making films and short-form content for over a decade. His films include Gahanna Bill and Scaring the Fish. His short-form work has won numerous international and national awards. Todd Miller has been making films and short-form content for more than a decade. His films include Gahanna Bill and Scaring the Fish. His work with shorts has won numerous international and national awards, including CINE Golden Eagle, Telly, Aurora, and Axiem awards. Dinosaur 13 is his first feature-length documentary. He lives in Brooklyn.


CREDITS

Director/ Producer/ Editor: Todd Douglas Miller

Director of Photography: Thomas Petersen

Music Composer: Matt Morton