Dreaming of Paradise

A short narrative film combining fact and fiction to create an understanding of the pain and difficulty of moving forward for survivors of the 2018 fires in Paradise, California, where many people are still dealing with loss more than a year later.

  • Graham Reicher
  • Graham Reicher
  • Graham Reicher
  • Carole Parker
    Key Cast
  • Sawyer Ciruli
    Key Cast
  • Luna Dog
    Key Cast
  • Haley Reicher
    Sound Recording
  • Carole Parker
    Script and Production Assistance
  • Canon in D (Pachebel) Played by Per-Olov Kindgren
  • The Wisp Sings by Winter Aid
  • Colorado Springs by David Julyan
  • Gaia So and Linda Moon for sharing their stories and permission to film on their property in Paradise
    Special Thanks
  • Paradise Fire Footage by YouTube Users Blane Parrott, Bbster Scott, and the California Highway Patrol
    Special Thanks
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    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Graham Reicher

Graham is a 16 year old filmmaker-director-editor-actor.
He was born at a Shell station in Vermont & raised in California.
Graham spent three summers with a traveling circus.
Graham enjoys juggling anything and eating lots of cookies.

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Director Statement

My process for this film included listening to the real life stories of several families evacuated during the Paradise fires and then writing a script that included elements of their stories, was respectful, and hopefully even helpful to those still suffering from the loss of loved ones, pets, and property.