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Spark: A Burning Man Story

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.

Director: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter

Executive Producer: Alec Lorimore, Chris Weitz

Producer: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter

Cinematographer: John Behrens

Editor: Andrew Gersh

Music: Joachim Cooder

Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Theresa Desautels, Music Supervisor: Amine Ramer


Steve Brown is a first-time filmmaker and longtime tech entrepreneur, previously founder & CEO of and Health Hero Network. Jessie Deeter produced "Revenge of the Electric Car" (2011), and "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006).

Public Film Contact
Steve Brown
Spark Pictures
(650) 762-8761