All Its Name Implies



Ev Durán


On November 8th, 2018 the most destructive wildfire in the history of California unleashed its wrath on the small town of Paradise. Now, in the aftermath of this unfathomable destruction, the surviving residents struggle to make sense of the tragedy, while displaying unparalleled strength and resilience as they attempt to rebuild their beloved community.

"All Its Name Implies" is directed by Ev Durán, who grew up in Paradise, and his love and intimate knowledge of his hometown shines through in every aspect of the film. This gives the viewer a unique, insider perspective on the town of Paradise, and what makes it so special.

"All Its Name Implies" is also unique because the actual hands-on production of the film was done almost entirely by a single person; Durán contacted interview subjects, collected outside media, shot, wrote, edited, and narrated the final product.

Check out the trailer for this UKFRF 2020 Official Selection.