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ReBuilding Butte: A Short Documentary

The story:

ReBuilding Butte is a short documentary that follows a heartfelt Tiny House Building Project in response to the deadliest fire in California history in 2018 – The Camp Fire – that destroyed Paradise and surrounding Butte County communities. This story follows Alyssa Nolan-Cain, a local resident and mother of three who learned how to build tiny homes by watching YouTube videos. The tiny home build site became a place for recovery and community when it was most needed. This film is dedicated to all those who experienced loss from fire.

 

 

News:

ReBuilding Butte is going on tour in 2022 with Wild & Scenic Film Festival among other incredible films for their 20th edition anniversary. They take the festival to over 180 events globally each year, partnering with groups who are working to raise awareness and funds for grassroots environmental causes. The in-person festival in Nevada City, CA, is postponed due to COVID.

 

 

Completed Events

November 6, 2021: Drive-In Screening.

November 8, 2021: Virtual Premiere.

January 18-23, 2022: Wild & Scenic virtual film festival

This Film Has Been a 100% Volunteer Project

Please consider donating to Tiny Pine Foundation who are dedicated to building tiny homes for fire survivors and giving back to the local community.

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Film Director’s Statement:

When I first learned about Tiny Homes for Fire Survivors, I volunteered as a builder. This evolved into a two-year filmmaking journey and discovering that tiny houses have become a “tiny but mighty” solution around the world in response to major social and environmental issues we face today – like homelessness, reducing our carbon footprint, and families navigating displacement from wildfires. I’m fascinated by trauma and how people persevere at all odds. My goal as a filmmaker is to tackle tough topics in a hopeful and uplifting tone.

Meet the Film Crew

Amanda
Lipp

Director
Darcy
Totten

Producer
Quinn
Farley

Camera
Raphael
Fimm

Music
Darrin
Wood

Sound
Jordan
Radach

Graphics
Tim
Walton

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Behind the Scenes

Film Sponsors & Supporters

Thanks to those who supported post-production costs through our Seed & Spark fundraiser.

Heather Hatlo Porter, Co-ProducerLinda Young & William O. Scott
Lisa Richardson, Co-ProducerSheilah Asher
Dads That CookPamela Lipp
Steve CamporaJeff & Dena Mojo
John MounierStella & Fritz Hoffman
Lacey AdelmannDavid & Lorrie Beeman
Donna HowardChris Ferrell
Rhonda Stanley-BrooksGary and Sandra Mihelish
Jacki DirksmeyerEmily And Carly Samelson
Miranda BardBecky Stewart
Benita AsherAlicia Schneider Balfrey
Peter JilgBob DePalma
Gary Susan & ReynoldsLisa
Aubrey LaraGraf Family
Chris FerrellEric Lay
Jane WeinerJessie And Numa
Coffey FamilyJulia & Rick Adams



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