Books: Father the Flame DVD
Product Number: 001-119-0051
The first feature-length documentary about pipes and pipe smoking, Father the Flame, directed by Chad Terpstra, offers a scintillating vignette into the life and labor behind our hobby, from sourcing, curing, and cutting briar to collecting the finest pieces around. The film follows renowned Michigan carver Lee Von Erck as he travels the world to explore the art of pipe making and gives insight into how meaningful the hobby can be. It features several interviews with esteemed artisan pipe makers Hiroyuki Tokutomi, Lars and Nanna Ivarsson, and Mimmo Romeo, one of the most respected briar cutters in the world. Also featured are prominent collectors, experts, and industry leaders, including Smokingpipes CEO Sykes Wilford. Father the Flame offers a contemplative and immersive look into the cultural and spiritual significance of pipes and what they can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.