The Carr fire of 2018 wounded Redding badly. A few local citizens hired a local film studio named speropictures to create something about special about it, and it is quite amazing. I encourage you to take it in. I found it very moving. Here we have the full civic release event, but if you only want to watch the short film, it starts 49 minutes into this video.
If you do watch the entire event, it reveals a lot about Redding. We all learned more about ourselves and our community during and after the fire.
For me personally, watching it brought back some of the PTSD like feelings surrounding the evacuation. My home did not burn, but the beast burned homes on the next ridge over from us. I’ve no idea why it stopped there. I saw and heard the fire tornado firsthand. Nothing could stop it.
I was pleased to see my name in the credits, although I had nearly nothing to do with the production. They used a brief video clip from the video of the fire tornado I shot before fleeing for my life.