After premiering earlier this year at the Slamdance Film Festival, Brian Golden Davis’ quirky documentary “The Million Dollar Duck” is getting ready for its digital and VOD release on August 9, and IndieWire has an exclusive clip that brings viewers into this deeply bizarre world of Duck lovers.
The documentary explores the eccentric world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, which is the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. The Duck Stamp is among the most successful conservation tools ever created, and it has spawned an American subculture brimming with talent, ego, art, controversy and big money. The movie follows six wildlife artists striving to win what is also referred to as “the Olympics of wildlife art.”
In the exclusive clip below, the viewer is introduced to two of the competition’s biggest rivals. The way both men subtly try to take each other down recalls the oddballs of Christopher Guest’s “Best in Show,” only this is absolutely and hilariously real.
“The Million Dollar Duck” will hit digital and VOD on August 9. Animal Planet will air the movie sometime this September. Watch the exclusive clip below.