Black Gold Boom

Reporter, interactive producer and filmmaker Todd Melby is the lead producer of Black Gold Boom.  It's a public media project documenting North Dakota's oil boom and bust.  His stories have aired on US public radio stations.  The documentary centers on teh debate over fracking among the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people of western North Dakota.

"Oil To Die For"

May 18, 2015

"Oil To Die For" is a new interactive documentary from Black Gold Boom producer Todd Melby.  The documentary explores how North Dakota became one of the most dangerous places to work in America.  It also examines the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Dustin Bergsing, a 21-year-old well watcher, who died on the job.  Melby's new project debuted Monday at www.blackgoldboom.com.  Users can watch interviews, access court documents and browse through the details at their own speed.