Leary was made aware of the film more than a year ago and liked what he saw enough to come on board, according to Sanchez. “Denis Leary and his folks, they do quality stuff and they’re very selective about what they get involved with,” she says. “We had to really show them where we’re coming from and they get it, they absolutely get it.” Read the full story here.
EXCLUSIVE: Apostle partners Denis Leary and Jim Serpico have come aboard as executive producers of BURN, a feature documentary about the city of Detroit seen through the eyes of its firefighters. Read the rest of the story here.
“There are things you instinctually don’t do. Rushing into a burning building is one.” Read the full story here.
October 2011 update: The film is 95% shot, and 70% funded!
As long as we can raise our finishing funds, we are on track to deliver the film for a Spring 2012 festival premiere!
So we’ve launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign! We’ve got great incentives going that are gonna knock your socks off!
Now more than ever, we need your support!
We’ve got til December 1, 2011 to get us through this final push! Please visit our Kickstarter page and donate now!
Thanks so much!
(And if you have any incentive ideas, we can always add them. Please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Great news! We’re wrapping filming! After 10 months of filming, we’ve completed about 97% of our shooting. We’ll come back to Detroit once or twice for pickups toward the end of the year. We’ve been editing in LA since April, and it’s a LOT of footage! We’ve got some major deadlines coming up, so we’ve had our noses to the grindstone. We see light at the end of the tunnel!
Hi folks, Brenna here! I’m headed back to Detroit for two months with director of photography Matt Pappas to knock out the rest of our filming. Waiting for us is our awesome local crew: Joel Knoop (camera/audio), Scott Loudon (audio), Logan Siegel (PA/Additional Camera), Kyle McPhail (PA).
I’m definitely excited to finish filming. But, I have to be honest, the idea of coming to the end of this project weighs heavily on me. It’s definitely been the most difficult film I’ve ever made, but absolutely the most worthwhile. It’s been a three-year uphill battle, but I feel like I’ll miss it when it’s over.
There’s been some confusion recently with other film crews being mistaken as BURN crews.
To be clear: If you ever see a film crew, it’s only BURN if Brenna Sanchez or Tom Putnam is present. If you get a request from a production, it will always come from Brenna or Tom. We are not associated with the History Channel.
If there’s any further confusion, or if you see a film crew you think might be us, but are unsure, please let us know. Our e-mail address: email@example.com
Thanks so much!
Brenna Sanchez & Tom Putnam, Producers, BURN
The firefighters themselves are shooting some of our best video! Here’s a little piece we put together to showcase the amazing Contour HD helmet cameras that our firefighters have been wearing for BURN.
For more information about Contour HD cameras, please visit: contourhd.com
We’ve been filming the documentary since December and, if fundraising keeps rolling, we’ll be filming until fall for a 2012 Spring film festival release.
Please donate and share. Thanks for your support!
The Huffington Post digs our helmet cam video. Read the full story here:
It’s official — General Motors has come on as BURN’s Signature Partner! The folks at GM watched the trailer, and immediately agreed with us that the story of Detroit and its firefighters is an important one, and has to be told.
They’ve made a donation to the film and are providing logistical support on the ground in Detroit.
GM’s enthusiasm and support for the film has been terrific. This is a huge boost for us, and is getting us up and running. But we’re not yet fully funded! So please, continue to spread the word and donate now!