Passfire is a documentary about the world's most amazing fireworks, the passionate people who make them and the cultures behind them. "Passfire” is a pyrotechnics term that means passing a flame from one part of a firework to another, but it’s also a metaphor for passing the knowledge and love of fireworks from one generation to another. We want to tell the global story of the celebrated relationship humans have with fire. From Thai rice farmers who build giant pyrotechnic girandolas (helicopters) to rocket wars between churches in Greece, we will explore why people are so fascinated with fireworks.
Director/Producer: Jesse Veverka
Cinematographer/Producer: Jeremy Veverka
Executive Producers: Harry Gilliam, John Werner
Associate Producers: Ken Carpenter, Andrew Cheng, M.D., Sean Tiedeman, Hyunjoo Chung, Ph.D.
About the Production:
"As kids, we were captivated by fire. Not because of a crazy bug of destruction, but because of its beauty and strength. When we discovered firecrackers, the world was never quite the same. We never outgrew our childhood fascination with fireworks, and we're not alone — millions of other adults worldwide have found a way to make not only a living, but an entire lifestyle out of fireworks. Passfire is about these people. Everyone loves fireworks, and yet very few of us know about the people who make them and their passionate devotion to this inspiring, yet risky craft." -- Jeremy Veverka
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