Mountain Fire Personnel is an experimental documentary that explores a wild fire across 27,000 acres in Southern California. Using over 30 sources of amateur footage, internet media and professional camerawork, the film surveys the response by firefighters and California State Prisoners. Winner of the Prix du Jury la Mobilière at Visions du Réel (2015) and a participant of MoMA Doc Fortnight (2016).
DIRECTED, PRODUCED & EDITED by Alex Tyson
CAMERA & SOUND - Alex Tyson, John Martin, San Bernardino County Fire Dept., Jack Peckham, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, John Mcdonough, Corene Buck, Jon Bernard, Mike Cirrus, Heidi Cronshagen, Ray Vreeland, Hans-Werner Braun, Brett Houston, Jeff Carter, Donald Put, Philip D. Poulsen Jr., Frazier Drake, Nicholas Mitchell, Chad Mills, Earl ElPerfecto, Bill Gould / TemeculaCalendar.com, Kenny Hassan Irwin, / Microwave Show
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Herb Shellenberger
SCORE -Troy Herion: Music for the Radio, performed by Crash Ensemble; Jeff Witscher: Excerpts from Rene Hell / Meclu & buf. value; Alex Tyson, Electronics
ADDITIONAL MEDIA - Excerpts from Building On A Dream; courtesy of and copyright © 2002 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Images created using the ESA and NASA funded Helioviewer Project, NOAA Satellite Services, HPWREN, San Diego SuperComputer Center, Google Earth
THANKS - California State Prisoners, CalFire, Arrowhead Hotshots, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Jesse & Justin Moynihan, Danielle Davis, Tom Carroll, Kyle Roper, Nicholas Kalikow, Robert Aikens, Matthew Sanchez, Josh Fox, Brent Kiser, Emily Eddey, Jared Dyer, Dorothy Dubrule. Legal services provided by New Media Rights. Additional counsel provided by Donaldson + Callif, LLP.
PRESS SITE: alextyson.net/mfp
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