Documentary - Development 2014

Safety Third follows the cross-country journey of a girl trying to reconcile her love for her fire truck, with the realities of maintaining an eight ton fire breathing vehicle while living in Brooklyn.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Road movie
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Producer(s)
    • Kathleen GREEN (Spygirl Pictures), Susan ARCHER (Spygirl Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • In 2006, Kat Green and Stu Statman purchased a 1979 American La France firetruck on Ebay, to convert into a fire breathing art car for Burning Man. They named him Sparky, and life was good.
      After five years of functioning at the festival, and over $15,000 in repairs and maintenance, the truck was no longer deemed appropriate for the event as anything other than a service vehicle. Safety Third is the story of Kat's cross-country drive to get Sparky home to the East coast, and her quest to find a new life for her beloved project.
      A thirty-five year old truck with manual steering and air brakes is a challenge to drive. Top speed is about 40mph, and windy, and Kat's feet just barely reach the pedals. While few of her friends are qualified to drive the truck, a whole host of friends, exes, and collaborators on past projects are willing to come along the ride to co-pilot, and retrace sections of the US that they have traveled together before.
    • Partners & financing
    • Looking for co-producers and financing.
    • Production schedule
    • Production May-June 2014, Post June-August 2014
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2014
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