Pipe making is a manly pursuit and to celebrate this noble hobby/profession, we have a clip from upcoming documentary film FATHER THE FLAME from Chad Terpstra. It follows world-renowned pipe maker Lee Erck as he travels the globe to explore the nearly forgotten art of tobacco pipe making.
For centuries the tobacco pipe has been a symbol of contentment and contemplation. Through the window of this transcendental artifact and its sacred origins, Father the Flame is a cinematic exploration of legacy, family and love.
Featuring a charming cast of characters—from the royal family of Danish pipe-makers, to the Italian briar cutter known as the world’s greatest, to a fourth-generation Native American sacred pipe maker—this story speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our sped-up world. Contemplative and hypnotic, Father the Flame immerses the viewer in the cultural and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe and what it can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.
The show is available now, on DVD and VOD.
“THE 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY OF PIPE MAKING DOCUMENTARIES” – American Cinematographer Magazine.