The Vignette ﬁlmmakers are working in partnership with eChannel Productions to create a documentary on Volunteer Fireﬁghters and the vital role they play in communities across the country. This ﬁlm was inspired by the work of Peter Yoakum, who spent several months traveling to rural areas conducting interviews with volunteer ﬁreﬁghters, which laid the foundation for this project. We now look forward to taking the next step by creating this documentary, which will encourage viewers to become ﬁreﬁghters themselves and step up in support of their local communities. We are also incredibly excited to be working in partnership with you, and with John Deere as the primary sponsor for the project.
As we begin the process of ﬁnding the people and stories that will be featured in the ﬁlm, we need your support and expertise. In particular, your leads for extraordinary stories about ﬁreﬁghters, departments and communities that have been impacted by volunteer ﬁrst responders who keep us safe in the face of ﬁres, accidents and natural disasters.
In a separate attachment you’ll ﬁnd a casting call to share with your board members, ﬁre chiefs and ﬁre departments. Anyone can submit a story through a straightforward online form or can reach out to our Casting Director, Louise Colette.
If you have any questions or would like more information on the project, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
The Vignette team Louise Colette
Casting Director at Vignette