WATCH THE NEW TRAILER
ABOUT THE FILM
In November 2008, Detroit firefighter Walter Harris died battling an arson fire in an abandoned home.
When we heard the story, we asked what seemed like an obvious question: Why, in a city overrun by arson and 80,000 abandoned structures, would anyone risk his life to save an abandoned building?
For two documentary filmmakers with no connection to the fire service, it was a question we couldn’t let go of.
With tremendous grassroots support, we made more than a movie with BURN — we made history. Millions of first responders, civilians, and legislators saw the film in theaters, at home and in firehouses all over the world. Audience response was tremendous. BURN became one of the most successful independent films of all time, the #1 documentary and independent film on iTunes for its digital release, and maintains a perfect 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.