Brimstone & Glory Poster
Documentary Feature | 2015-2017 | Mexico, USA

Project data

Length of movie67 Min
Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)

Brief synopsis

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than- life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry’s sake. It is a celebration that anchors a way of life built around a generations-old, homegrown business of making fireworks by hand. For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is explosive celebration, unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, BRIMSTONE & GLORY honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.


Director of photographyTobias von dem Borne
Additional photographyCarlos Correa
Additional photographyAxel Pedraza
Camera operatorJorge Patiño
Camera operatorTim Curtin
Camera operatorAlan Sikiric
Camera operatorKellen Quinn
Camera operatorVlady Díaz
Camera operatorBenh Zeitlin
Camera operatorBill Ross IV
Highspeed operatorViktor Jakovleski
DirectorViktor Jakovleski
EditorAffonso Gonçalves
ComposerDan Romer
ComposerBenh Zeitlin
ProducerCasey Coleman
ProducerErdem Karahan
ProducerViktor Jakovleski
ProducerElizabeth Lodge
ProducerAffonso Gonçalves
ProducerKellen Quinn
ProducerDan Janvey
ProducerAntontio Tonitzin Gómez
ProducerBenh Zeitlin
Executive producerCaroline Kaplan
Executive producerPhilipp Engelhorn
Line producerVlady Díaz

Production companies

Cinereach [us]
Court 13 Pictures [us]

Distributing companies

Mongrel Media [ca]Weltvertrieb / World Sales
Oscilloscope [us]Theatrical USA / Verleih USA