A Crude Awakening

"The best independent horror movie this year.Packs an emotional and informative punch that may just be the most important film of the decade."
- Tom Cappello, Turnerclassicmovies.com
"Syriana for dummies. While Syriana mostly confused folks, Oilcrash is straightforward enough to scare them."
- Laura Kyle, efilmcritic.com
"People need to see this movie."
- Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"Terrific! Will scare the living crap out of you... one of the most important films of the year."
- Salon

Synopsis

Our civilizations addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with disaster. Compelling, intelligent, and highly disturbing, the film visits with the worlds top experts and comes to a startling but logical conclusion our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled. The worlds oil supplies are peaking and the crisis of global shortage looms; we are running out of oil and we don't have a plan.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary|Environment
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Basil Gelpke & Ryan McCormack

TRAILER

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PHOTOS

Oil Bath
Along the Pipeline
Basil Gelpke (Director & Executive Producer)
Basil Gelpke (Director & Executive Producer, Left) and Roscoe Bartlett (Republican Congressman, Right)
Oil field
Frank Messmer (Director of Photography)
Ray McCormack (Director & Producer, Left), Colin Campbell (Oil Geologist and Consultant, Centre), and Basil Gelpke (Director & Executive Producer, Right)
Ray McCormack (Director & Producer, Left), Colin Campbell (Oil Geologist and Consultant, Centre), and Basil Gelpke (Director & Executive Producer, Right)