Forged from Fire

Designer and metal artist Amanda Gibson gathers a team of seasoned blacksmiths from the world over to forge a life size stainless steel and copper gum tree within a community traumatised by fire. The Blacksmiths’ Tree was not without its challenges, but what it became for the people who anticipated its completion is something no one could have imagined.

Forged from Fire is a film about the making of The Blacksmiths’ Tree presently raising funds to complete post-production with the assistance of the Documentary Australia Foundation.

Support our film by contributing to fund-raising efforts with Documentary Australia Foundation.


Written, Produced and Directed by Andrew Garton
Director of Photography  Mike Wilkins
Music  Invention in Time
Auspiced by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.

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Forged from Fire is financed with the assistance of Documentary Australia Foundation.

Photo credit: Amanda Gibson

filmmaker, musician, artist