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Best-selling Young Adult Fiction author to release new nature documentary – The Riot and the Dance – in theaters nationwide for one night on March 19

Acclaimed Writer N.D. Wilson Creates A Family-Friendly Cinematic Event that Explores the Wonders of the Natural World and Celebrates Creation and it’s Creator

Nashville, TN – Best-selling author N.D. Wilson (100 Cupboards, Outlaws of Time, Death by Living) is preparing to release THE RIOT AND THE DANCE , a nature and science documentary showcasing the vast and beautifully intricate planet on which we live.

On March 19, in a one-night, cinematic event, moviegoers will have the chance to dive deep into nature, appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom and discover the world around us in a bold, new way.  A celebration of creation and the Creator, THE RIOT AND THE DANCE shares how the Greatest Artist in the History of History is showing his greatest work, outside your door, right now, and forevermore. 

N.D. shares, “For as long as I can remember, I’ve imagined making a nature doc. I grew up chasing critters with my Uncle Gordon, and I wanted to capture and share with audiences the same celebratory joy and amazement that I experienced as a kid, and that I still experience today.”

THE RIOT AND THE DANCE is a glorious uproar of creation that follows acclaimed biologist Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses our planet, sharing nature’s masterpieces everywhere from the jungle, to the desert, to his own backyard. Through inspiring narration and a powerful visual experience, audiences of any age will develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Creator’s workmanship and personality.

Dr. Wilson received a sticky-note early in his career that stated that he could not have a career in biology if he continued to believe in a Creator.  This propelled the scientist to dig even deeper into his studies. Dr. Wilson holds that if we want to learn about God, we need to not only study His scriptures, we need to study his creation as well.

“For the past three years, we have been capturing on film just a fraction of the many wonders in the world around us,” he continues. “What better way for us to celebrate and get to know the Creator of the Universe than to study and share His incredible creation. We hope that viewers are inspired to take a deeper look at the riot and the dance in the desert, in the jungle and in their own backyards.”

N.D. Wilson is best known for his books in the Young Adult fiction space, including the series 100 Cupboards, Outlaws of Time and Ashtown Burials, but won top honors in the Christianity Today Book Awards 2014 for his non-fiction project Death by Living.  Behind the camera, N.D. has found an audience through “Remaking the Shroud” for National Geographic Channel and his feature film debut THE RIVER THIEF.

Distributed through Fathom Events, fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event on March 19 in more than 800 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). Audiences will also experience a conversation immediately after the film, featuring special appearances from Dr. Ken Ham, Eric Metaxas, Propaganda and other noted guests.  “The Riot and the Dance” will be shown in each market at 7:00pm local time, and tickets available for purchase online at or directly from participating theater box offices.

For a complete list of theater locations, and for more information, please visit The Riot and the Dance website.

About N.D. Wilson
N.D. Wilson is the husband of one, the father of five, and the best-selling author of eleven novels, with one more forthcoming. His non-fiction book Death by Living won top honors in Christianity today’s 2014 Book Awards in the spirituality category. He and his work have been featured everywhere from the Atlantic and NRB to the Today Show and National Geographic. He received his B.A. from new Saint Andrews College in 1999 and an M.A. from St. John’s in Annapolis, MD.  Also an independent filmmaker and screenwriter, he most recently wrote and directed the YA drama, The River Thief, which released in 2016, and the groundbreaking nature documentary, The Riot and the Dance, with Part 1: Earth, releasing on March 19.

About Gorilla Poet Productions
For the past decade, Idaho-based Gorilla Poet Productions has been focused on crafting cinematic offerings that inspire, entertain, and educate.  Since their first documentary, “Collision,” in 2008, Gorilla Poet has been involved in everything from commercial production to experimental shorts.  In 2016, their first feature film, “The River Thief,” was released by Freestyle. They are currently in production on two documentaries, an animated TV series for Netflix, and are in development on their next feature film with Lionsgate.  For more information, visit

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit

For more information: Lori Heiselman  714-553-5181