Cineverse Acquires North American Rights to Survival Drama “On Fire”

Cineverse Acquires North American Rights to Survival Drama “On Fire”

Cineverse has recently acquired the North American rights to “On Fire,” a survival drama co-directed by and starring Peter Facinelli. The movie is inspired by true and harrowing events that took place during one of Northern California’s most catastrophic wildfires. The film, which is set for release in theaters this fall, premiered at the 2023 Mammoth Film Festival.

The Storyline

“On Fire” is a gripping story of an ordinary man, Dave Laughlin (Facinelli), who is forced into extraordinary circumstances. Dave has spent his life working hard to be a great husband, father, and son. However, his world is turned upside down when devastating wildfires rip through the surrounding area. With precious moments ticking by, Dave must flee with his son (Asher Angel) and pregnant wife (Fiona Dourif) if they have any hope of surviving the rapid forces of mother nature.

The Production

The film is co-directed by Facinelli and Nick Lyon and written by Lyon with Ron Peer. The movie also stars Fiona Dourif, Lance Henriksen, Ashlei Foushee, and Glenn Morshower. The producers of the film are Beth Bruce, Peter Winther, Facinelli, and Lyon. Simon Crowe, Joe Fernandez, Matthew Joynes, Suzanne Weinert, and Rob Witte served as EPs.

Statements from the Team

Cineverse’s Chief Content Officer, Yolanda Macias, expressed her admiration for the film and the power it holds. She said, “On Fire encapsulates the extraordinary power that resides within every individual. This gripping film serves as a poignant reminder that where disaster and uncertainty loom, so too do bravery, selflessness, and faith.”

Peter Facinelli, the co-director, and star of the movie, shared his thoughts on the film’s inspiration, “Unfortunately, wildfires are becoming more and more rampant each year. This film is inspired by true events and gives an in-depth look at how terrifying it is to be trapped with your family as you’re faced with only one goal—survival.”

The actor and filmmaker also dedicated the movie to the firefighters and first responders who have been working tirelessly to put out the ongoing wildfires in Canada. He added, “My heart goes out to any family who’s had to endure what these characters went through and those that are currently experiencing them in Canada. I hope the film furthers awareness so we can find a way to curb these fires. To all the firefighters and first responders, thank you for your heroic acts. This film is dedicated to you.”

In conclusion, “On Fire” is a powerful film that portrays the strength and courage of the human spirit in the face of disaster and uncertainty. It promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience that will inspire audiences to appreciate the bravery, selflessness, and faith that reside within every individual.


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