The first feature-length documentary about pipes and pipe smoking, Father the Flame, offers a look into the life and labor behind our hobby, from sourcing, curing, and cutting briar. The film follows carver Lee Von Erck as he travels the world to explore the art of pipe making and gives insight into how meaningful the hobby can be. It features several interviews with artisan pipe makers Hiroyuki Tokutomi, Lars and Nanna Ivarsson, and Mimmo Romeo, one of the most respected briar cutters in the world. Also featured are prominent collectors, experts, and industry leaders. Father the Flame offers a comprehensive look into the culture of pipes and what they can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.