Thrissur Pooram Fireworks Astonished 2 Filmmakers

Published on: 18 May, 2013
Published under: Thrissur District News

18 May 2013

US-based filmmakers Veverka brothers – Jesse and Jeremy were astonished as the view fireworks at the Thrissur Pooram festival. They said that this fireworks was the most amazing and beautiful work they have ever witnessed . The duo are making a movie on pyrotechnics across the globe.

Both educated at the prestigious Cornell University, are making a full-length feature-documentary titled `Passfire` under their own production banner. The film features the world`s most amazing fireworks, the passionate people who make them and the cultures behind them.

The duo was here last month to witness the Thrissur Pooram festivities, where the fireworks display is a much-talked about event by tourists who come from across the globe. The duo plans to release the nearly two-hour long film in 2015. The project is 100 percent privately funded by sponsorships from the fireworks industry and through crowdfunding, which entails raising money from private individuals.

Apart from India, they have visited the US, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand for the project and will soon travel to Malaysia, Mexico, Britain, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa and Australia – and possibly more countries – to get a complete picture on fireworks.


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