Venturing from the most well-known pyrotechnic centers, to remote enclaves where the cultural traditions of unique fireworks have lasted generations, the highly anticipated Passfire is the world's definitive documentary on fireworks. Travel to twenty-three countries on six continents to experience the planet's most amazing fireworks and celebrate with the people who make them. Learn why we love fireworks, and how the world is connected by their light, color and sound. Follow the passion for fireworks as it's passed from culture to culture, country to country, and generation to generation.
About the Director
Trained as an aerospace engineer, writer/director Jesse Veverka was a financial analyst on Wall Street before co-founding his own media production company, Veverka Bros. Productions LLC, with his brother Jeremy. He has worked and lived throughout Asia, including Japan, Korea, China and Indonesia. His award-winning films have been screened at dozens of film festivals worldwide and his articles have appeared in various publications including CNN Travel, Japan's Metropolis Magazine, and China's Global Times. He was reunited with his childhood passion for fireworks while on assignment in Liuyang, China in 2012 and Passfire was the result. He was born in Ithaca, NY.
Actors: Terry Winkle, Tom Dimock
Directors: Jesse Veverka
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Veverka Bros. Productions LLC
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2016
Run Time: 111 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
Top Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am so pleased to write this review
By Joy V.on September 21, 2016
I am so pleased to write this review. "Passfire..." is the product of more than three years of intensive and committed efforts to create a comprehensive overview of the global appreciation for the cultural, religious and celebratory artistic expression of fireworks that ignites our imagination and senses in a most marvelous way. It is a universal language that is portrayed in the faces of people all over the world as they experience a fireworks display. It is an artistic form like no other that is filled with dedication, passion, creativity and love. It is done for the shear joy of eliciting pleasure, excitement and showing tribute and respect for cultures and peoples across the world and the things they hold dear.
The glimpse into each culture and their unique fireworks artistry and craft makes me want to learn more. I hope that a series focusing on individual fireworks cultures is born from this film. It is a great way to see the world through different lenses, and yet to see the commonality among all human kind. Congratulations to the Veverka Bros. for producing an excellent one of a kind documentary film.
5.0 out of 5 stars: Pass The Fire, Please!
By Building Guy on September 19, 2016
I picked up my copy at this years PGI convention in La Porte Indiana from Jesse and am thrilled with the end result. They take you on a trip throughout the world, touching base in every country that makes and uses pyrotechnics in cultural events, celebrations and shows the up close and personal.
Cut into smaller chapters, this movie sets up a series of pyro shows, whether movies or a TV series, that will go into deeper detail, hopefully covering events and celebrations from start to finish.
If you know NOTHING about fireworks, this will be a great movie for you and your friends/family to see to learn about what you see on the 4th of July. If you make fireworks or are even in the industry, you will love seeing the faces of those you know around the world that have smelt the smoke and will never be free again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars: Passfire is a MUST SEE film!
By Jared Bir kon October 3, 2016
I've been into fireworks my whole life, and thought I'd seen it all. Passfire showed me stuff I'd never seen before! I had no idea how extensive and variegated the fireworks culture was around the world. This is a MUST SEE for any lover of pyrotechnics, and should be on anyone's watch list who is interested in learning about how various cultures around the world love to celebrate. Passfire is fun, educational and visually stunning. I top notch film that was obviously a labor of love.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Interesting Film About Fireworks Ever Made
By Harry Gilliam on August 22, 2016
I have waited for 3 years to see this excellent documentary. This is without a doubt the finest and most interesting movie ever made about fireworks and the people whose lives are molded by them. This will be an eye-opener for most people whether they are die-hard pyros or just ordinary fireworks lovers. It's truly amazing. I couldn't stop watching it.
Richard Frisch on August 31, 2016
Without a doubt, the most significant documentary on the subject ever produced. Well worth the wait, now finally here!
I found out about this thanks to my friend Harry Gilliam, and word traveled fast via Kickstarter and folks in the pyro community.
So many fantastic scenes and segments it'll blow you away, so hang on, grab some popcorn and a comfy chair. Guaranteed to put a big fat smile on your face, this movie will make even the most experience pyro say WOW! You'll be amazed. there's nothing else like it on this planet. I am proud to have been a sponsor of this work, and you'll se why it's earning the 5 star reviews. Absolutely cool!