Denis Leary is once again attempting to help those that help the public.
Apostle the production company that Leary is a partner in, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish raising funds so a firefighter documentary can see the light of day. The documentary, Burn follows firefighters for a year while they are on the frontline fighting fires in the city of Detroit – a city whose population has fallen drastically, leaving many abandoned houses. While higher-than-national-average unemployment, illiteracy rates that effect 50% of the population, and high mortality rates have made it a location where arson fires are booming and severe budget cuts are hampering the efforts to fight said fires.
Burn will be co-directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez and they are targeting the 2012 festival season to launch. Leary stated, “This film will help raise the public’s awareness to the work firefighters around the country do, as well as the sacrifices they make, particularly in these times of severe budget cuts.”
The Kickstarter campaign is live and a bunch of great premium prizes are being offered to donors including set visits of Boardwalk Empire, autographed Rescue Me schwag, and private screenings of the film. A portion of the film’s proceeds will go to The Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase equipment for the Detroit Fire Department.
You can visit www.detroitfirefilm.org for more details and watch the trailer for the film now.