Subjects of the 57-minute documentary are the wildcatters, risk-taking entrepreneurs who kick-started the region’s oil and gas industry during the first half of the twentieth century.
Teresa Smith Politz, one of the documentary's makers, said the award offers the project some vindication. “It’s a good documentary,” she said. “We’re trying to get some distribution and this is going to help.”
"Dreamers and Gamblers" aims to honor its subject. “There’s really nothing out there that is positive about the oil industry,” Politz said. “We wanted to give them a pat on the back and thank them for what they’ve done.”
Politz made “Dreamers and Gamblers” with Debi King McMartin, G. Scott Griffin and executive producer Ray Worsham. To purchase the documentary or learn more, log on to www.dreamersandgamblers.com or call Politz at (318) 469-1512.