FIRE IN PARADISE
Documentary Short | 40 minutes

HIFF 2019

Short Films


Directed By
Drea Cooper
Zackary Canepari

Produced By
Gary Kout


Sponsored by



New York Premiere

WINNER: HIFF27 Audience Award for Best Short Film

On the morning of November 8, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California, near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise. Through firsthand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, FIRE IN PARADISE vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.

2019 | English | USA