Picture Lock and score!

Greetings everyone!!!   FATHER THE FLAME has been picture locked with a soundtrack done by Kyle Campbell.  The film is currently being submitted to film festivals around the world for the coming year.   Once we have finished the festivals it will be available around the world for purchase for hard copy and digital download.    Please stay tuned for more updates.   Cheers!

Father the Flame Online Auction

Tonight at 5 pm EST Father the Flame will be hosting an auction at https://www.32auctions.com/fathertheflame. This is a unique opportunity to support the film, and bring home a unique pipe made by a couple of pipe artisans, and one of the most renowned pipe factories in the world. 

We have several pipes donated by Lee Erck of Von Erck Classics, RobE, and Antoine Grenard of Chacom. You can check out more pictures and descriptions here at the auction site. 

All proceeds are going straight to finishing the film. We have completely locked the picture, the talented Kevin Kyle Campbell has finished the original score, and now we just need to do a sound mix and acquire clear title to some of the historical images and footage used in the film. 

We have also already begun submitting to film festivals. We are excited to be so close to sharing the finished project with all of you. We will continue to post updates on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fathertheflame and our twitter account www.twitter.com/fathertheflame. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support!

The FTF Team


Hello friends. It has been a long year with many ups and downs, and although we’ve been mostly silent throughout the year, the project has continued to progress. We want to thank all of you for your support, financially, spiritually and with your time investments. We are pleased to announce that we will be having a private screening of our work in progress at the Chicago pipe show this coming May 2017!


To accompany this exciting news, we’re releasing a sneak preview trailer. We look forward to completing the film in the coming year. Blessings to you all, and Happy New Year!



Exciting news, friends of the flame!

We have been invited by the Chicago Pipe Show to share a preview of Father The Flame along with a Q&A after.
It has been an enlightening journey over the past five years since we began this project, and we're very excited to finally put some footage in front of an audience. This will also allow us to share a little bit of who we are, our story and our journey into why we chose to pursue the film. See schedule below.

Friday, April 29
2 PM – 3 PM Presentation with 30-minute preview of full length documentary. Q&A to follow.
4 PM
– 5 PM Presentation with 30-minute preview of full length documentary. Q&A to follow.

Pheasant Run Mega Center
4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

We are grateful for this opportunity and hope to see you there!

Europe 2014 - From buried briar to masterpieces

We just returned from 16 straight days of filming through Europe. Starting in Denmark, we visited the greatest family legacy in pipes, the Ivarssons (Lars & Nanna). Their pipes are some of the most valued and sought after throughout the world, largely because of their father/grandfather, Sixten Ivarsson.

From there we went through Cologne, Germany to capture a world championship pipe-smoking contest, Saint Claude, France for an inspiring story of the birthplace of briar as a pipe medium, and finally, Italy to learn about the harvesting and cutting of Briar from Romeo Domenico (Mimmo). It was a crucial story element to the film and a greatly successful trip. 

Stay tuned for more updates as we round out the filming and tackle the edit.