We’re very excited to share with you the debut of ReBuilding Butte. This short documentary follows a heartfelt tiny house building project in response to the deadliest fire in California history in 2018 – The Camp Fire – that destroyed Paradise and surrounding Butte County communities. This story follow Alyssa Nolan-Cain, a local resident and mother of three who learned how to build tiny homes by watching YouTube videos. The tiny home build site became a place for recovery and community when it was most needed. This film is dedicated to all those who experienced loss from fire.
We are excited to premiere this film both online and at a drive-in screening in Oroville, California. These are free, public events.
November 6, 2021: Drive-In Screening. Join us in Oroville, CA, to watch the film from your car!
November 8, 2021: Virtual Premiere. Watch the film together and hear from filmmaker and guest speakers.
Film Director’s Statement:
When I first learned about Tiny Homes for Fire Survivors, I volunteered as a builder. This evolved into a two-year filmmaking journey and discovering that tiny houses have become a “tiny but mighty” solution around the world in response to major social and environmental issues we face today – like homelessness, reducing our carbon footprint, and families navigating displacement from wildfires. I’m fascinated by trauma and how people persevere at all odds. My goal as a filmmaker is to tackle tough topics in a hopeful and uplifting tone.
Meet the Film Crew
Behind the Scenes
Film Sponsors & Supporters
Thanks to those who supported post-production costs through our Seed & Spark fundraiser.
|Heather Hatlo Porter, Co-Producer||Linda Young & William O. Scott|
|Lisa Richardson, Co-Producer||Sheilah Asher|
|Dads That Cook||Pamela Lipp|
|Steve Campora||Jeff & Dena Mojo|
|John Mounier||Stella & Fritz Hoffman|
|Lacey Adelmann||David & Lorrie Beeman|
|Donna Howard||Chris Ferrell|
|Rhonda Stanley-Brooks||Gary and Sandra Mihelish|
|Jacki Dirksmeyer||Emily And Carly Samelson|
|Miranda Bard||Becky Stewart|
|Benita Asher||Alicia Schneider Balfrey|
|Peter Jilg||Bob DePalma|
|Gary Susan & Reynolds||Lisa|
|Aubrey Lara||Graf Family|
|Chris Ferrell||Eric Lay|
|Jane Weiner||Jessie And Numa|
|Coffey Family||Julia & Rick Adams|