A year ago, Wrenna Monet Klose and I, Alan Gordon, set out for the icefield with intentions of filming her fire dancing in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.
I wanted to make a film about her amazing story of survival. Little did we know, that we would also capture a glimpse of one of the most incredible nights in the world, atop a mountain among ice and fire.
The landscapes were jaw dropping with jagged mountains jutting out of ice thousands of feet thick, the sunset and alpine glow was phenomenal, the moon was out, and Wrenna performed beautiful fire poi and fire staff dancing to complement this incredible setting. On top of all of this, there was a lightning storm in the early morning over by a mountain named Devils Paw.
Fire and Ice is an astounding and unique film. It follows a very special friend of mine that grew up around the mountains of Petersburg, Alaska. Wrenna left home as a young adult and set off for Hollywood, California, spending years pursuing her dreams as an actress and model. As time passed her heart told her to return home to Alaska and reconnect with her roots. She then wanted to go beyond her personal limits so took a job on a commercial squid fishing boat. While at sea, things went terribly wrong. Wrenna was struck in the head by a bunch of led line and suffered a traumatic brain injury and a blood clot that could have killed her instantly. However, she lived and became a survivor.
While Wrenna still struggles from the effects of the accident, she has one of the most positive attitudes I have seen and now uses fire dancing to help her slowly regain coordination and motor skills. Since the accident she has been wary of the mountains and the things she could once do. Bringing her fire dancing to the mountains and glaciers in Alaska has been her way of healing.
This is Wrenna's story about her life, her passion, her survival and her recovery.
Here is a link to the official trailer: