It began with a petition video, and ended with a movement
In early 2018, the filmmakers were commissioned by Change.org to create a petition video for a mother in Los Angeles whose seven year-old daughter was in a fight against cancer for the second time.
Their mission was to create a 4-7 minute video briefly highlighting the struggle of Melissa’s community and their fight against corporate interests. They quickly discovered that this story was much larger and went far deeper than they could ever imagine. Thus beginning a 3 year mission to uncover the truth behind the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and the negligence captained by the corporations and government agencies running the facility.
Though Change.org has generously allowed the filmmakers to include segments of the petition video in the
final feature film, the organization was not involved in the production of In the Dark of the Valley.