Rebuilding Paradise

Spotlight Documentary

New York Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 91 MINUTES

REBUILDING PARADISE

Environmental

On November 8, 2018, a raging wildfire swept through Northern California, engulfing the historic town of Paradise, destroying homes and claiming the lives of more than 80 people. With its ecology, a warming climate, and blunders by its largest utility company, California is the site of unprecedented natural disasters, including the Camp Fire, the state's deadliest blaze to date.

Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard follows several survivors who must decide whether to leave or remain in an area that has seen unimaginable devastation. From its riveting opening featuring heart-stopping home videos, Howard presents intimate and moving stories of the traumatized but resilient townspeople, most of whom have lived there for generations. The residents include a financially strapped young family living a FEMA trailer, a kind-hearted and extremely overworked cop, the self-proclaimed "former town drunk turned mayor," and the high school students and staff racing against the clock to prepare for graduation. It's a compelling portrait of a community as they come to terms with Paradise lost, or elect to remain and rebuild from the ashes.—Mimi Brody


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ron Howard

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films.



Director
Ron Howard
Producer
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Xan Parker
Cinematographer
Lincoln Else
Composer
Hans Zimmer
Editor
M. Watanabe Milmore
Executive Producer
Michael Rosenberg, Louisa Velis, Ryan Harrington, Carolyn Bernstein
Co-Producer
Lizz Morhaim
US Distributor
Abramorama
Cast
Woody Culleton, Michelle John, Carly Ingersoll, Matt Gates, Zach Boston

CONTACTS

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Print Source
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Abramorama
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914 741 1818
jon@abramorama.com
US Sales Contact
Jon Friedman
Abramorama
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914 741 1818
jon@abramorama.com