Institute History

  • 2015 Episodic Story Lab


In Crude, a young mother desperate to sustain her family’s existence leaves them behind to pursue a steady job in a North Dakota oil boomtown. A brutal murder on the outskirts of town sets a chain of events in motion that thrusts her into the middle of a war between a drug cartel, a Native American gang, and an overtaxed local sheriff.


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