Bastrop Wildfire Documentary
View a preview of our documentary project on KXAN’s website!
“Bastrop: Rising from the Ashes” premiered in Bastrop, TX at the Bastrop Opera House on September 3rd, 2012. We were extremely pleased with the turnout, as we sold out the screening almost an hour before the advertised start time, and ended up running a second showing. The response was equally exciting as attendees told us their own stories and talked about how the film related to their own life.
Empty Net Media produced the feature-length documentary film on the 2011 Labor Day Wildfires which devastated the community of Bastrop County, Texas.
The 2011 Labor Day weekend in Texas remains a painful memory for thousands of families who lost their homes to the devastating wildfires. While many fires raged out of control across this great state, the community of Bastrop was hit the hardest with over 1,600 homes destroyed. Thousands of volunteer and aid organizations flooded the community and have been assisting in the recovery process, which will take years to complete.
The film was featured on KXAN last Friday and several interviews of attendees were included on Monday and Tuesday broadcasts! We consider ourselves truly blessed to have had the opportunity to make this film and blessed by the incredible amount of support from the community!