Filmmaker Theo Love directs “treasure huntersa feature documentary based on the New York Magazine article “The Great 21st-Century Treasure Hunt”.
netflix will distribute the documentary, with Vox Media Studios and Nomadica Films set to produce.
Benjamin Wallace wrote the article which inspired the non-fiction film, released in November 2020. The Long Read captures a “sometimes maddening, sometimes deadly, confusing” 10-year epic of panning for gold in the Rocky Mountains.
The documentary’s official login line reads: “‘Treasure Hunters’ follows the true story of Forrest Fenn, an art collector, who buried a $2 million treasure in 2010 filled with gold coins. rare in an unknown location with 24 cryptic verses offering the only clue to his where. More than 400,000 people have searched for him, including five deceased. Finally, last June, a former journalist by the name of Jack Stuef showed up in claiming to have found it. So why doesn’t anyone believe him? Is the treasure still there somewhere?
Love, whose credits include “The Legend of Cocaine Island” and “Alabama Snake,” will serve as executive producer, along with Bryan Storkel. The producer has previously collaborated with Love on Netflix’s “The Legend of Cocaine Island” and HBO’s “Alabama Snake.” Storkel also directed and produced ESPN Episode 30 for 30 “The Bad Boy of Bowling” and an episode of HBO’s “State of Play.”
Other executive producers are Vox Media Studios executives Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen and Max Heckman; Jared McGilliard and John Collin Jr., executives of Nomadica Films; and Gum Street Productions executives James Campbell and Dean King. Co-executive producers include Kurt Tondorf and David Clawson for Nomadica Films.
(Above photo: director Theo Love)
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