A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DINOSAURS AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM
From prestigious museums and universities, to blockbuster films, amusement park rides, videos games, and toys--dinosaurs have always fascinated us. But, why?
Why Dinosaurs? follows dino-obsessed James Pinto and his filmmaker father on a journey around the world, interviewing seasoned paleontologists about the latest dinosaur research, and encountering dinosaur fanatics of all walks of life.
Together they track down the cast and crew of Jurassic Park, see the world’s largest dinosaur toy collection, dig up some dinosaur bones, and try to undersatnd why everybody loves dinosaurs!
Like most kids, James Pinto was obsessed with dinosaurs from an early age. He spent countless hours playing with dinosaur toys, watching movies and documentaries, and memorizing every last detail.
But his passion for paleontology never stopped. By the time he was 15, he had found dinosaur fossils in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming; won First Place in the California State Science Fair; and volunteered as one of the youngest fossil preppers at the La Brea Tar Pits.
Why Dinosaurs? is a coming of age story that concludes with James heading off to college to study dinosaurs, and his father accepting that his little boy has become a man.
We've interviewed a wide array of dinosaur enthusiasts, from seasoned paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters to paleo artists and dinosaur fanatics from all walks of life. These are just some of the 60+ people featured in our documentary. See the full list.
Why Dinosaurs? is family-friendly "edu-tainment" for ages 5 to 105. The project has already amassed a worldwide fanbase of 65,000+ highly engaged dino-fanatics on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube. And they haven't even seen the film!
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