Black Rush Life

Director: Christina Clusiau
Cinematographers: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz
Editor: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Client: TIME Magazine

Synopsis: The short film Black Rush Life document the lives of workers drawn to the North Dakota's booming oil rush. The film looks at the human side of an industry that employs some 30,000 workers in barren, often isolated landscapes.  "For many," director Clusiau explains "it's the end of the line.  Many come out of desperation and loss, and the boom represents another shot at this idea of the American Dream."