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.