Friday, December 14, 2012

Detroit theaters extend 'BURN' for another week

Photo courtesy of detroitfirefilm.org
It was a favorite with audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival. Now thanks to sizzling sales at theater box offices, the Detroit Fire Department documentary BURN will be showing for another week.

Director Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez’s gritty and personal look at a day in the life of a Detroit firefighter proved to be a hit with audience members – who attended the select screenings last weekend – with the film that no one in Hollywood wanted to touch bringing in $29,568 per screen average. 

"BURN's" director and producers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez.

Not bad considering Putnam and Sanchez every Hollywood broadcaster and film distribution company they pitched the film to told them there is absolutely no audience for a firefighter series or film.

"BURN isn’t just about Detroit firefighters. It’s about all national first responders, whose budgets are on the chopping block,” said its producers. “It’s about the people you hope will make it to your house when there’s a fire.”

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