Valley of Bones

Synopsis: "Valley of Bones" is a nail-biting adventure thriller set in the oil-rich Badlands of western North Dakota. Anna, a single mother and paleontologist, and McCoy, a meth-addicted oil worker, form an unlikely bond as they both struggle to make amends for their criminal pasts. Their hopes lay in the form of a monumental T. rex fossil, the discovery potentially worth millions. Anna needs this once-in-a-lifetime find to set both her career and her relationship with her son back on track. McCoy needs the money to pay off his debts to a local cartel boss and to save his own young daughter's life. With their motivations over the bones pulling them in opposite directions, can Anna and McCoy trust one another or will they soon turn into adversaries themselves?
Director(s): Dan Glaser
Production: Bad Medicine Films
90 min
















You remember that

rancher guy you had

working for you, back when?


That's him.

Look, I gotta get in touch

with his brother.

He was some kind of

a dinosaur hunter, right?

Him and his wife?

Brothers said that.

Now, about the wife...


Hey, John.

You in there?

Come on, Dr. Olson.

Got something

we gotta discuss.

Not Olson anymore, Terry.

All right, Doc.

Old habits.

So, you wanting something

or you just come by

to shitheel me?

The oil company's

moving in.

All right.

Signed off on the land,

yesterday, so...


You flirt.

The Bakken don't

extend this far South.

Hey, hold off, now, doll.

As long as

you've been out here,

how much have we seen

from all your fossil hunting?

All right, well,

think it's time

for you to move on.

You're right.




You want me to make you

something to eat?

Want to know

how the dig went?


It was a total disaster.

Thanks for asking.

Can I come in?

So, whatcha working on?


Yeah, the spacing's good.

You gonna make a wish on one?

That's stuff for kids.


Granddad didn't get you

too far in this book, huh?

Hmm. He tried.

Hey, Ezekiel.

Wanna see something?

What is it?

Check it out.

Another one of

your dinosaur things?

Yeah. Yeah, kind of.

It's from the dig.

I was hoping to find...

I got homework.


Do you wanna at least know

what species they are?


I'm not gonna know for sure

until I extract

the entire embryo.

That's cool, Mom,

but I really have

homework, okay?

I have a strong theory

they are triceratops cubs.

Isn't that cool?

You wanna hold

a triceratops cub?

Maybe later.

Ezekiel. Come on, this is

your chance

to hold a piece of...

Mom! I don't want to

hold your stupid thing.


What's happening?

What the hell

did you just do?

When did you get home?

It's the best

goddamn piece

I found today.


I wasn't interested.

I said no!

What, uh...

Well, welcome home, Anna.

I'll put the little

bruiser to bed.


I guess that didn't

go so well, huh?

Well, Dad,

you're the one who's always

telling me I oughta try

and get closer to the boy.

Well, yeah, by asking

Eze what sort of

things he likes.

Not by forcing on him

the stuff that you do.

I have no idea what he likes.

I think that's

what I mean.

Look... It's getting

a little late.

Why don't you go

tuck your son in

and I'll finish up.


You know, a nice thing

about the past,

it will still be there

when you wake up.


Worst thing, too.

Hey, Ezekiel.


I know it was

an accident, okay?


Let's get to bed, okay?

Is that...

It's my watch.

Well, it's broken.

Don't you want

another one?

It's Dad's.

Yes, I know it was.

Where did you get that?


We're not open.

Nate, it's me.

We're not open.

You got my voice mail.


You get my voice mail?

No, I... Look.

I don't want you

hanging out with...

I don't want you

giving stuff to my kid.

The watch? Jesus Christ!

This couldn't wait a bit.

That could have waited

till tomorrow morning, huh?

No, Nate. Because I

distinctly remember already

having this conversation.

I don't want you hanging out

with Ezekiel

when I'm out of town.

When you're out of town.

I'm the boy's uncle.

Someone oughta be

spending time with him

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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