FAQ

+ How does BURN help firefighters?

A significant portion of all sales from the film goes to buy much-needed gear for Detroit firefighters.

BURN has the greatest fans in the world! Part of every movie ticket you’ve purchased, every DVD, Blu-ray, poster and T-shirt — went toward new equipment for Detroit firefighters. Thanks to you, DFD has received more than $310,000 worth of new gear:

April 2012: Momentous Insurance celebrated BURN’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City with a $25,000 donated to the DFD. The funds were used to purchase spare parts to repair broken departmental rigs.

May 2014: Directors Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez and Executive Producers Denis Leary and Jim Serpico traveled to Detroit to donate $260,000 worth of gear, including:

  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Cameras + repair of all existing departmental imaging cameras, putting one TIC in each DFD engine
  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Camera vehicle kits
  • 35 MSA Altair Fire CO Gas Detectors, putting one on each engine with five as backups
  • 16 MSA Instrument calibration kits, putting one with each battalion chief with 8 as backups

Additionally, CMC Rescue, Kask America and New England Ropes donated:

  • $15,000 of high angle rescue gear including helmets, ropes, pulleys and harnesses from CMC Rescue and Kask America.
  • High angle rescue training and class time from CMC.
  • More than $10,000 in rope from New England Rope

These donated items are now in the field and directly improving the DFD’s ability to answer calls, help the citizens of Detroit, and stay safe.

However, BURN isn’t just about Detroit. BURN has become a tool firefighters all over the country are using to show local civilians, voters, and politicians how budget cuts can threaten public safety. Smart and proactive school, community organizations and firefighter groups are putting together screenings as a way to inform their communities about the vital work firefighters do. Once people see BURN, they want to know what they can do to support their first responders!

If you’d like to book a screening of BURN for a private screening, community awareness event or fundraiser, please contact us via this form. Thanks so much!

+ Where can I buy a DVD?

DVDs, Blu-rays, and digital downloads of BURN are available at the BURN WEBSTORE!

+ Where can I buy a BURN DVD, Blu-ray, T-shirt, movie poster, or Too Hot for BURN DVD?

All BURN merchandise, including Detroit fire shirts is available at the BURN WEBSTORE!

+ How can I see the film?

DVDs, Blu-rays, and digital downloads of BURN are all available at the BURN WEBSTORE! It is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, VUDU, XBox and Playstation.

+ When will BURN be in theaters?

BURN has already played in more than 170 cities worldwide! If you’d like to book a screening of BURN for a private screening, community awareness event or fundraiser, please e-mail burnscreenings@gmail.com with your request.

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+ How can I bring BURN to my town?

If you’d like to book a screening of BURN for a private screening, community awareness event or fundraiser, please fill out our Request a Screening form HERE.

+ Is BURN appropriate for children?

We wouldn’t recommend BURN for children under 13, especially if they have a loved one in the fire service, because the film shows actual firefighters in peril. There is a fair amount of swearing, one brief moment of nudity, and generally adult themes.

+ How long is BURN?

Total running time: 86 minutes.

+ Which helmet cams did you use?

We used ContourHD helmet cams, with the standard ContourHD mounts. ContourHD cams aren’t heat rated, but they stood up well to the heat. Buttons melted, and we had to clean and replace smoky lenses, but they all took a beating and lasted the run of production! If you order one, please call to order and tell them BURN sent you!!

+ How can I support BURN and Detroit firefighters?

There are so many ways to support!

  1. Buy or rent the movie! DVDs, Blu-rays, and digital downloads of BURN are all available at the BURN WEBSTORE! It is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, VUDU, XBox and Playstation.
  2. Spread the word! E-mail the BURN WEBSITE to your friends and family, co-workers, church, sports or social groups, or any businesses you know who might be interested. Tell them to buy or rent the movie if they haven’t seen it!
  3. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, share and retweet!
  4. Organize a BURN screening! Fill out our Request a Screening form HERE.
  5. Visit your local firehouse and tell them about BURN. (And don’t forget to thank them for all they do!)
  6. Subscribe to our e-mails HERE. We never share your e-mail address with anyone, and we don’t send too many e-mails!

+ How can I donate to the film? is it tax deductible?

Easy! Just click HERE! Donations are handled through Fractured Atlas, a 501c3, and are tax deductible!

+ If I donate, what does it fund?

First, Fractured Atlas takes a small, 5% processing fee. The rest currently goes towards office and distribution expenses.

A significant portion of all sales from the film has gone to buy much-needed gear for Detroit firefighters. Part of every movie ticket purchased, every DVD, Blu-ray, poster and T-shirt — went toward purchasing new equipment for Detroit firefighters. Detroit firefighters have received more than $310,000 worth of new gear as a result of the film’s success!

+ Can I donate with a check?

Yes! You can make a tax-deductible donation to us by check via Fractured Atlas, the 501c3 that handles our tax-deductible contributions.
Make the check out to: Fractured Atlas
Memo line please write: BURN

Mail the check to us at:
TBVE LLC
4959 Rigoletto St.
Los Angeles, CA 91364

It generally takes 10 business days for your donation to be processed by Fractured Atlas and clear the bank, and you will receive a written receipt in the mail from Fractured Atlas.

+ How much money has been raised for the Detroit Fire Department?

Part of every movie ticket purchased, every DVD, Blu-ray, poster and T-shirt — went toward new equipment for Detroit firefighters. Thanks to you, DFD has received more than $310,000 worth of new gear:

April 2012: Momentous Insurance celebrated BURN’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City with a $25,000 donated to the DFD. The funds were used to purchase spare parts to repair broken departmental rigs.

May 2014: Directors Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez and Executive Producers Denis Leary and Jim Serpico traveled to Detroit to donate $260,000 worth of gear, including:

  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Cameras + repair of all existing departmental imaging cameras, putting one TIC in each DFD engine
  • 14 MSA Thermal Imaging Camera vehicle kits
  • 35 MSA Altair Fire CO Gas Detectors, putting one on each engine with five as backups
  • 16 MSA Instrument calibration kits, putting one with each battalion chief with 8 as backups

Additionally, CMC Rescue, Kask America and New England Ropes donated:

  • $15,000 of high angle rescue gear including helmets, ropes, pulleys and harnesses from CMC Rescue and Kask America.
  • High angle rescue training and class time from CMC.
  • More than $10,000 in rope from New England Rope

These donated items are now in the field and directly improving the DFD’s ability to answer calls, help the citizens of Detroit, and stay safe.

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+ Is there another BURN movie coming out?

Yes, BURN directors Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez are currently in the edit bay, working on the follow-up to BURN. This new film delves deeper into firefighters’ lives, and explores the untold stories of the people who live and work on the streets of Detroit.

If you or your company would like to sponsor our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, please contact us TODAY!