Groundbreaking Energy Documentary Shines a Light on the Workforce

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Dirty Nasty People premiers to more than 300 guests in Houston, Texas with plans for screenings nationwide.

“I am incredibly proud to not only contribute to this film but also to be a part of the dynamic workforce it showcases,” David Reid, NOV's Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

ALLY Energy™, a leading organization dedicated to empowering and advancing the energy workforce, in collaboration with NOV (NYSE: NOV), a global leader in the oil and gas industry, hosted more than 300 guests for the premiere of Dirty Nasty People.

Directed by filmmaker and NOV storyteller Paul Dufilho, Dirty Nasty People provides a unique look into the challenges and triumphs faced by individuals working tirelessly to shape the energy landscape of today and tomorrow. This groundbreaking documentary highlights the efforts of Katie Mehnert, Founder and CEO of ALLY Energy. Through her vision, determination, and commitment, Mehnert has become an influential force, driving positive change and fostering inclusivity within the energy sector.

"This film provides a platform to shine a light on the incredible individuals working within the energy industry and the transformative impact they are making,” said Mehnert. “By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire others to join our mission of building a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable workforce for the future."

The collaboration between ALLY Energy and NOV represents the kind of partnership that will be required to drive positive change within the energy sector. By combining expertise and resources, they aim to amplify the message and create a lasting impact on the industry and its workforce.

“I am incredibly proud to not only contribute to this film but also to be a part of the dynamic workforce it showcases,” said David Reid, NOV’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. “Through our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, we are empowering the future of energy in innovative and groundbreaking ways.”

For information about hosting your own viewing of the film or its digital release, click here.


ALLY Energy is an online workforce development platform for professionals seeking work in the global energy industry. Dozens of companies have joined the ALLY community. CEO and founder Katie Mehnert is also an ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Equity in Energy Initiative and a representative for the National Petroleum Council. A former executive in Big Oil, she started ALLY in 2014 and has bootstrapped it to record growth. For more information visit


NOV delivers technology-driven solutions to empower the global energy industry. For more than 150 years, NOV has pioneered innovations that enable its customers to safely produce abundant energy while minimizing environmental impact. The energy industry depends on NOV’s deep expertise and technology to continually improve oilfield operations and assist in efforts to advance the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. NOV powers the industry that powers the world. Visit for more information.


Paul Dufilho, a Houston-based filmmaker, possesses exceptional expertise in cinematography, directing, and musical composition. He plays a vital role within the marketing team at NOV, overseeing the production, direction, shooting, and editing of both documentary and commercial content. Dufilho's talent as a Director of Photography has been recognized through his involvement in several award-winning short films, including The Way That I Take in 2019, TELOS in 2020, and Father in 2021. He will also be the Director of Photography for the upcoming feature film Do No Harm, scheduled to commence production later this month.

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