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The Film

Lee Erck is a grandfatherly pipe maker who lives in far Northern Michigan. He is deeply passionate about his work and sells it all across the globe. Yet few people today are familiar with the story of the tobacco pipe.

In addition to Lee, Father the Flame follows characters from around the world--from the family regarded as the greatest living pipe-makers in Denmark, to the world-renowned second-generation briar-cutter in Italy, to a maker of Native American "peace pipes" in Minnesota.  

The expertly-told story speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our increasingly sped-up world, and envelopes the viewer in a beautiful, hypnotic, and contemplative journey into the cultural and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe.

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You never really own a pipe. You are its caretaker until you pass it on.
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TRAILERS

Get Involved in Father the Flame!

You now have the opportunity to take part in this film.  The film is nearly finished but we have we numerous costs ahead to get it to market. With your support now, you get your name included in the end credits, a digital copy of the film and you're making a huge contribution to help push this across the finish line and out to the world! 

Use the store below or if you would like to make a 501(c)3 tax-deductible donation, click here, or send a check with "Father the Flame" in the memo line to:

The Film Collaborative
3405 Cazador Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
323.207.8321

If you are interested in becoming an Executive Producer, contact us here: info@fathertheflame.com.

To subscribe to our mailing list, email us at info@fathertheflame.com. You will be automatically added for purchases unless otherwise specified. Thanks for your support!

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + CREDIT
25.00

Donate $25 to help support the film, and you will receive a link to download the full HD file when it is completed, and your name will be included in the end credits! It's a great opportunity to be a part of this film, and a part of pipe history. 

If you'd like a special spelling of your name, during checkout write a note to include how you'd like to be credited. Thanks!

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Father the Flame Pipes

All of the pipes on this page have been made exclusively for Father the Flame and generously donated to the film. All proceeds go towards finishing the film. 

Father the Flame Pipe
75.00 100.00

We are pleased to offer an exclusive Father the Flame line of pipes. These beauties were turned from Algerian briar over 70 years ago in the original Chacom factory in St. Claude, France. Chacom finished them this year, and stamped them with the Father the Flame logo. A brand new vintage pipe! Antoine Grenard of Chacom has generously donated them to us, so all proceeds go towards finishing the film!

Because of the age and quality of the briar, they smoke great. Each pipe has unique grain and comes with a cloth bag. A piece of history in more ways than one. 

There are less than 15 pipes left of this limited run. 

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Von Erck Classic Pipe #2
800.00 900.00

The second in a series of four pipes that Lee Erck made exclusively for Father the Flame. This is a poker handcrafted out of briar with an ebonite stem and Lee's signature finishes. It comes with a leather pouch. All of Lee's pipes are excellent smokers. "Just stuff it and puff it." 

All proceeds go directly toward finishing the film.

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Von Erck Classic Pipe #3
800.00 900.00

The third in a series of four pipes that Lee Erck made exclusively for Father the Flame. This is a poker handcrafted out of briar with an ebonite stem and Lee's signature finishes. It comes with a leather pouch. All of Lee's pipes are excellent smokers. "Just stuff it and puff it." 

All proceeds go directly toward finishing the film.

Add To Cart
Von Erck Classic Pipe #4
800.00 900.00

The fourth in a series of four pipes that Lee Erck made exclusively for Father the Flame. This is a poker handcrafted out of briar with an ebonite stem and Lee's signature finishes. It comes with a leather pouch. All of Lee's pipes are excellent smokers. "Just stuff it and puff it." 

All proceeds go directly toward finishing the film.

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The Team

Chad Terpstra - Director/Cinematographer - Is a filmmaker and commercial cinematographer. His documentary cinematography has been honored at Telluride, South by Southwest and AFI Docs Film Festival. Check out his cinematography work at www.chadterpstra.com.  

Jeremy Rush - Producer - Is the force behind Beardcore Media. Father the Flame is his most recent passion project.

Stellita Terpstra - Producer/Legal - Is an attorney turned producer. She recently formed Mirror Darkly LLC, a production company, with her husband Chad.

Scott McCambridge- Editor - Is an award-winning editor. He has a wealth of experience working on a variety of commercial, documentary and narrative projects.

Mirror Darkly LLC
1514 Wealthy st. Suite 290
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

P: (616) 890-6315

 
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