Fireworks have long been an integral part of Maltese tradition, and they’re now set to get an added boost on an international platform thanks to an online series.
Passfire was a 2016 independent documentary by American filmmaker Jesse Veverka which took four years to film. The director’s aim was clear; to document “the world’s most amazing fireworks, the people who make them and the cultures behind them”. The film had gathered a wide positive response from firework fans worldwide, spearheading the release of Passfire: The Series.
The first season debuted earlier this year, but demand for a second season have already been made. To make sure this becomes a reality in 2018, Veverka and his team launched an Indiegogo campaign aiming to raise $19,000. With a couple of days left, the campaign managed to reach (and exceed) its goal thanks to over 100 backers.
According to a trailer earlier posted this week, Maltese fireworks will feature in the series alongside Spain, India and America. “Malta’s Competition” and “Malta’s Factories” are individually listed, hinting at two different episodes on our island’s tradition.
“I think the Maltese are born in competition,” a local fireworks enthusiast announces at one point in the trailer. “Everything is a competition here”.
While there couldn’t have been a more accurate representation of the Maltese Islands than that quote, we can’t wait to see what else this series has in store.