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.
Spark: A Burning Man Story
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 Catch.com and Health Hero Network. Jessie Deeter produced "Revenge of the Electric Car" (2011), and "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006).
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