Stunningly beautiful Burning Man 2013 time lapse film by cinematographer Daniel Kelly Brown set to the magical music of Akara. After two years of making the film Spark: A Burning Man Story, we had to go back to the Playa and get an update on some of the artists projects we followed the prior years. Among them, Marco Cochrane's "Truth Is Beauty" made a fantastic debut at Burning Man 2013 and is featured in Art On Fire. Enjoy!
“An oasis of creativity blooms in Spark. Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for Spark, which is probably the next best thing!”
Andy Webster, The New York Times
SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.
“Some of the most luscious Burning Man images I’ve ever seen. SPARK will have you aching to return!” -- Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly
“Compelling! Fascinating artistic imagery.” -- Kerry Lengel, The Arizona Republic
"I was completely inspired by the movie, with a deep longing to be as creative as the people who create art for Burning Man." -- Hilary Armstrong, The Huffington Post
"The film is gorgeous: a virtual carnival of images that reflect the spectacle that is Burning Man." -- Marcia Franklin, Boise Weekly
“Provides a fascinating look into the inner circle of the event’s organizers. A worthy exploration of a unique phenomenon.” -- Marc Mohan, The Oregonian
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Illuminating the culture of Burning Man – the annual pilgrimage to Nevada's Black Rock Desert – as a catalyst for community, innovation and the actualization of dreams, this film offers a glimpse into the art and culture of this dynamic community with the hope to spark a dream within you.
Directed and filmed by Rich Van Every, DREAM premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival. Rich also was a cinematographer for "Spark: A Burning Man Story," a feature film on the inside story of Burning Man during a year of unprecedented challenges and growth.
"Spark: A Burning Man Story" premiered at SXSW 2013 and will be in general release Summer 2013. Rent or purchase Spark online at spark.ignite.me