In 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex Fire radically transformed the landscape of California’s oldest State Park, Big Basin, located in the Santa Cruz mountains. This footage, unlikely to exist in similar form anywhere, dramatically documents the pre and post-fire landscape in mesmerizing, and at times painfully vivid, detail. The original musical score is a rendering of the complex emotions associated with grieving real loss and allows the audience to reflect on larger themes of climate grief, time, scale, and consequence.
News & Reviews
- “Big Basin before and after CZU, through one local filmmaker’s eyes”Lookout Santa Cruzhttps://lookout.co/santacruz/wallace-baine/the-here-now/story/2021-08-27/big-basin-before-and-after-czu-through-one-local-filmmakers-eyes
- “Filmmaker captures incredible devastation at Big Basin months after intense wildfire”KCBS NEWShttps://www.audacy.com/kcbsradio/news/local/film-captures-