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American Oil

The Human History

There is no doubt that the oil and gas business has not been great at telling its own story. Our goal is to change the perception of oil by telling the great and unknown stories of the men and women who made that history.

American Oil is a 5 part miniseries recreating the history of US crude told through the stories of both the well-known and obscure characters who forged that history. Detailing oil’s rich evolution through the people who dedicated their lives to it, the battles they fought for it, and the history of the country that grew from it.


Main Characters:

Edwin Drake

Edwin Drake

J.D. Rockefeller

J.D. Rockefeller

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell

Dad “Pops” Joiner

Dad “Pops” Joiner

Bill “Beep” Jennings

Bill “Beep” Jennings

Robert Hefner III

Robert Hefner III

George Mitchell

George Mitchell

The Roughnecks Of Sherwood Forest

The Roughnecks Of Sherwood Forest

A Five Part Limited Series

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