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Paleo Doc from Out on Exposure Productions LLC

  • Kyle Arpke, Director
  • Jessica Knap, Producer

Dinosaur fossil head, extreme close up

About the Project

Our Documentary follows a paleontologist into the American west, where other cash-strapped paleontologists compete against time and erosion in search of new dinosaur discoveries, but they’re not alone. Commercial collectors armed with more funds dig at an exceptional speed to uncover fossils, selling them to the highest bidder. Some of these fossils end up in the collections of museums, while others land in private houses, their secrets lost to science. Our documentary explores various perspectives on this issue while trying to find common ground between the two distinct sides of paleontology.