Denis Leary (Rescue Me), along with Apostle partner Jim Serpico, will executive produce the feature documentary Burn. The project, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, is targeting a 2012 winter festival circuit with future plans for a theatrical release. We have the first trailer below, along with further information about this important documentary.

Burn is an action-packed documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters, the men and women charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. The film tells an American story about struggle, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

Denis Leary and team have launched a campaign to help fund the documentary by offering custom items and experiences to financial donors including a set visit to Boardwalk Empire, an autographed leather helmet signed by the cast of Rescue Me, and several Husqvarna Rescue Saws. {|" is a website designed to help raise financing for creative projects and employs a unique all-or-nothing fundraising method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

"This film will help raise the public's awareness to the work firefighters around the country do, as well as the sacrifices they make, particularly in these times of severe budget cuts," says Denis Leary.

Apostle will help find the funds to finish the film, which up until now has been financed entirely through grants and charitable donations from individuals and corporations including General Motors, Apple, MSA and Cinereach. A portion of all proceeds from the film will go to The Leary Firefighters Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment for the Detroit Fire Department.

Apostle is a New York based film, television and new media production company that has produced the critically acclaimed television series Rescue Me and the feature film Blow among others.

The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis' cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Foundation's mission is to provide funding and resources for fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. The Foundation is dedicated to helping maintain the highest level of public safety in our communities.