Lee-Lighting-B.jpg
 
Nest Pas.jpg

THE FILM

Pipes have long been considered a symbol of contentment and contemplation. Imagine, then, what could be learned by exploring the lives of those that commit themselves to such a symbol.

Father The Flame follows Lee Erck, a world-renowned pipe maker from far Northern Michigan, as he travels the globe to explore the nearly forgotten art of tobacco pipe making.  Featuring a charming cast of characters—from the royal family of Danish pipe makers, to the Italian briar cutter known as the world’s greatest, to a fourth-generation Native American peace pipe maker— this story speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our sped-up world. Beautiful, hypnotic, and contemplative, Father the Flame immerses the viewer in the historical, cultural, and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe and what it can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.

 

FTF-09.jpg
FTF-19.jpg


Untitled67.jpg

TRAILERS

 

SCREENING INFORMATION

We hope to be announcing our worldwide premiere festival location and date very soon! In the meantime follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

PRESS


Download Press Notes

Production Stills