‘Rebuilding Paradise’: Ron Howard Jumped Into a Documentary Without Knowing Where the Story Was

‘Rebuilding Paradise’: Ron Howard Jumped Into a Documentary Without Knowing Where the Story Was
The small town of Paradise, California was created by those who were either looking for an escape, or wanting a rustic, small town atmosphere to raise kids. The impact of the 2018 Camp Fire that would ultimately destroy the town is all documented in Ron Howard’s new feature for National Geographic, “Rebuilding Paradise.” At the Summer Television Critics’ Association Summer Press Tour on Monday, the Academy Award-winning director admitted he didn’t want to make a film strictly about a fire, and the chaos it left. He instead wanted to spotlight the people of Paradise and how they coped with aftermath. “Many people did want the catharsis of talking about it,” Howard said. “I’m really grateful that the community … cooperated with us in that effort. It was a life-experience for me, an eye-opener.”

Howard, his producers Sara Bernstein and Xan Parker, as well as Paradise residents Steve “Woody” Culleton and Michelle Johns,
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