A A significant portion of any profits from the film will go the the Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase gear for the firefighters. Detroit firefighters have already received $25,000 worth of gear, donated at our Tribeca premiere by Momentous Insurance, as a result of the film.
Also, BURN isn’t just about Detroit. The film has become a tool that firefighters all over the country are using to show local civilians, voters, and politicians how budget cuts can go too far and threaten public safety. Smart and proactive unions and firefighter groups are putting together screenings as a way to inform their communities about the vital work firefighters do. Once folks see BURN, they want to know how they can help the first responders in their communities! (Back to top)
A BURN has already played in over 170 cities worldwide! We have some screenings coming up, Tix & info: http://detroitfirefilm.org/events. If you have any interest in holding a BURN screening in your town or at an event, please email burnscreenings@
A 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. We would consider it overall too scary for young ones. There’s a fair amount of swearing, one brief moment of nudity, and generally adult themes. (Back to top)
A Total running time: 86 minutes. (Back to top)
A 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!! http://contour.com/ (Back to top)
A We’re working on it! (Back to top)
A There are so many ways to get involved!
1) If you see a screening coming to your town, and want to help promote or do outreach, please download the flyer for your town from our EVENTS PAGE. They’re small enough to e-mail, print, and share on Facebook & Twitter!
2) If you have any interest in holding a BURN screening in your town or at an event, please email burnscreenings@
3) Spread the word! E-mail the website to your friends and family, co-workers, church, sports or social groups, or any businesses you know who might be interested.
5) Visit your local firehouse, tell them about the project and how they can get involved. (And don’t forget to thank them for all they do!)
A Easy! Just click the big, red “DONATE NOW” button! (Back to top)
A First, the processor gets their fee. The rest currently goes towards helping run the machine that is BURN, and of course a portion of all proceeds goes to the Leary Firefighters Foundation. (Back to top)
A Since we do not have a distributor, all the costs of releasing the film fall to us — theater booking and rental, media, marketing, promotion, outreach. The more we raise, the more cities we can get to! Our main goal, through screenings and DVD and digital sales, is to raise as much as we can for the Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase gear for Detroit firefighters. (Back to top)
A We post frequently to Facebook and will continue to send updates to our donors and subscribers about where the film is playing on the big screen. Of course, you can always purchase the film from our webstore at http://detroitfirefilm.org. Subscribe to our e-mails HERE. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date! For a complete list of events, visit our EVENTS PAGE. http://detroitfirefilm.org/events (Back to top)
A If you have any interest in holding a BURN screening in your town or at an event, please email burnscreenings@
A Yes they are! Just click that big, red button! (Back to top)
A Yes! You can make a tax-deductible donation to us by check via Fractured Atlas, the 501c3 that handles our tax-deductible contributions.
Simply make the check out to: Fractured Atlas. In the memo line please write: BURN
Mail the check to us at:
17915 Ventura Blvd, Suite 208
Encino, CA 91316
We’ll submit the check to Fractured Atlas. It generally takes 10 business days for your donation to be processed by Fractured Atlas and clear the bank, and you’ll receive a written receipt in the mail from Fractured Atlas. (Back to top)