Filmmaker: Brian Golden Davis
Runtime: 71 minutes
THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK dives into the wonderfully eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest—the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. The Duck Stamp is among the most successful conservation tools ever created, simultaneously spawning a uniquely American subculture brimming with talent, ego, art, controversy, big money, and migratory waterfowl. Following six wildlife artists striving to win “the Olympics of wildlife art,” THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK brings to life the high tension competition as one by one each is eliminated, leaving a winner whose life will be changed forever.
About the Filmmaker
Davis received his MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. At USC he directed If a Body Meet a Body, a documentary on the Los Angeles County Coroner Office. The film garnered a 2008 Student Academy Award and aired on the Documentary Channel. His directing work includes A Path to Honor, an AMC original series, hosted by Tom Brokaw, and the viral hit, The Super Supercapacitor (2013), a finalist in GE’s Focus Forward filmmaking competition, which reached the top spot on Reddit and garnered over four million views online. Davis also directs in the commercial world and has created documentary series for brands such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, UPS, GOOD magazine, and Kia Motors through his production company, DocRiot. The Million Dollar Duck is Brian’s directorial debut.