Footage from Burning Man’s chaotic 2023 edition will appear in an upcoming docuseries about the legendary annual event.
Produced by a trifecta of production houses, Double Agent, Noujaim Films and The Othrs, the project will additionally feature archival Burning Man footage from the last three decades in the Black Rock City metropolis.
This is not the first time a film has been produced about Burning Man. But this particular effort, titled The Man Will Burn, is the first to be created in partnership with the Burning Man Project, the nonprofit which leads the organization of the event, according to Deadline.
The film’s production crew was onsite at this year’s Burning Man during what ultimately became a tumultuous event due to climate-related factors, which caused flooding and left thousands stranded in the Nevada desert.
Some were brave or resourceful enough to escape the playa, like Chris Rock and Diplo, who reportedly walked six miles before hitching a ride on the back of a pickup truck back to civilization.
Production on The Man Will Burn started much earlier in 2021, however, and the crew have been onsite at Burning Man over the course of the last three years. No release date for the docuseries has been determined at the time of writing.