The film focuses on three firefighters from the Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit, and their harrowing experience fighting a megafire for 36 emotional hours.
The filmmakers also worked with The California Fire Foundation, which provides emotional support to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.
The movie takes viewers into the spectacle and drama of a megafire, alongside a firefighting team struggling to save anything they can while protecting each other.
It takes audiences into the firescape, to feel for the first time what those fighting these blazes face, especially as climate change makes megafires larger and more frequent. It’s an intimate portrait of a system stretched to its breaking point, revealing the friendship, heartbreak, and exhilaration experienced by those who go to war against this elemental force.
Gravitas Ventures will release the film on digital platforms on December 5, 2023. The film has a running time of 82 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.