Pipemaking Documentary to be Featured at Chicago International Film Festival


Father the Flame – Official Trailer 2018 from Chad Terpstra on Vimeo.

Terpstra, a director and cinematographer of independent and commercial films, has worked all over the world and his documentary work has screened at the SXSW, Telluride, AFI Docs and Palm Springs film festivals. Together with wife Stellita Bouma Terpstra, a producer on ​Father the Flame​, he founded Mirror Darkly in 2011 to create meaningful and thought-provoking media. With Chad bringing a background in cinematography and Stellita a background in law, they hope to foster an honest and independent voice for filmmakers looking to step off the beaten path. As their first endeavor, Father the Flame challenges the common conception of pipe smoking and uses the occasion to think deeper on life’s core questions.