Project Brief

Scorched is a short film that explores several locations in Pennsylvania with active coal mine fires that will continue to burn for hundreds of years.

The Challenge

Notice of a last minute for a new environmental film festival pushed us into a very fast production schedule and spent 2 days filming and 1 day editing film and music in time for deadline.

The Solution

We prepped host Mark Clement during the drive time to our locations about the history of PA coal mining, then returned to Philadelphia to begin our film and music edit with composer Sheila Hershey

Behind The Scenes

Spenser Michaels, Storyboard Artist

Cast, Crew & Festivals

Official Selections 2017:

  • Back To Nature Film Fest, Honorable Mention, Arcata, California
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  • Documentary Short Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario
  • ITSA Shorts Film Festival, Sonora, California
  • Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • TMC London Film Festival, Award of Recognition
  • Nominee, Best Short Documentary, Endless Mountains Film Festival, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • Orlando Film Festival, Orlando, Florida
  • Adirondack Film Festival, Glen Falls, New York