A Once we are fully funded and into release, 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 is on a 100-city tour NOW! BURN played in 30 cities in Fall 2012, and our goal is to get it out to 100 more cities by April 2013. Tix & info: http://detroitfirefilm.org/events.
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: 88 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) 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.
4) 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 Because BURN is a truly independent documentary (not funded by a studio or network), we are responsible for raising all the money we need to complete and distribute the film. We finished raising production costs, and it costs money to distribute the film ourselves — to find and rent theaters, and promote to a wide audience. The more we raise, the more cities we can get to! Our main goal, through screenings and upcoming 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 Easy! Just click the big, red “DONATE NOW” button! (Back to top)
A First, the processor gets their fee. The rest currently goes toward distribution. Once we hit profitability, a portion of profits will go the Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase gear for Detroit firefighters. (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 upcoming 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. We will let you know where the film is playing in theaters. 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 Please fill out the following form as completely as possible. It may take us some time to get back to you, and we may already be working on a screening in your area. But we’ll let you know either way. The more information you have nailed down (theater rental rates, thoughts on outreach, unions for groups that definitely want to be involved), the better our chances will be!
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)