Each year, in the heart of Central Kansas, local contractor Ryan Erickson and friends put on a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day.

On this day each year, the laid-back, hard working Erickson transforms into a mad scientist of sorts, conducting an orchestra of fireworks with child-like passion and enthusiasm. This short film documents Erickson's annual transformation to Dr. Boom, and examines the underlying meaning that this day of summertime celebration has to the community of individuals fortunate enough to be on hand for the spectacle.

The film was designed, shot and edited by the Rockhouse team using a RED EPIC and Canon DSLRs and lenses.

We hope you enjoy this project as much as we enjoyed making it, and we appreciate any and all feedback on our work. Next July can't come soon enough!

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