Father the Flame
Romeo “Mimmo” Domenico appears in an exclusive clip from director Chad Terpstra’s documentary, ‘Father the Flame.’

People often hold preconceived notions of what it means to immerse themselves in different parts of society, from pastimes to work and relationships. That’s certainly the case for those who embrace the legacy of tobacco pipes, which has long been a symbol of contentment and contemplation, as well as finding love with someone who also immerses themselves in the culture of making the smoking instruments. The exploration into the nearly forgotten art of tobacco pipe making, and how the practice influences people’s overall lives, is highlighted in the new documentary, ‘Father the Flame.’

In honor of the film’s release on such digital platforms as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu and FandangoNOW, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip, which is titled ‘Love Story.’ The clip follows Romeo “Mimmo” Domenico, a briar cutter and pipe maker from Italy, as he shares how he fell in love with his wife, Karin.

‘Father the Flame’ was directed by Chad Terpstra, which follows world-renowned pipe maker Lee Erck as he travels the globe to explore the art of tobacco pipe making. The movie features a charming cast of characters, from the royal family of Danish pipe-makers, to the Italian briar cutter known as the world’s greatest and a fourth-generation Native American sacred pipe maker, and speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our sped-up world. Contemplative and hypnotic, the movie immerses the viewer in the cultural and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe and what it can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things people leave behind.

For more information on ‘Father the Flame,’ visit the documentary’s official website, as well as its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

'Father the Flame' Clip: Love Story
'Father the Flame' Clip: Love Story

ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from director Chad Terpstra's documentary, 'Father the Flame.'

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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