Check out the new “SHOUT OUT” page at the top menu. We’ll be updating it regularly with the names of all those awesome people who donated to the Kickstarter page for 13 BOX! 



Check out the page “T-SHIRT DESIGNS” in the menu at the top of the blog to see the options for the 13 BOX t-shirt.

Vote on the design you’d like to see on a shirt by emailing!


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That’s right, we’re launching a Kickstarter page for 13 BOX!

In the past few weeks the 13 BOX trailer has gotten over 5,000 views! I’ve gotten some great responses and I’m excited to get the film out there. I’d like to raise money to make DVD’s and  to submit the film to festivals around the country.

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a site that can help me reach my goal! It is a platform to help raise money for independent projects ranging from product design, to comic book printing, to video production. I’m trying to raise $1,300 in just 30 days.

Now, here’s the deal: The way Kickstarter works is, I have 30 days to raise this money through donations, but if I do not reach my goal in the given period, donators get to keep their money and I don’t make a cent. It’s all or nothing. You can donate as much or as little as you’d like. Depending on how much you donate, you can get rewards in the form of DVD’s, posters and t-shirts.

So check out the 13 BOX Kickstarter page for more information by clicking the link here.


Maria Rigden is currently working hard to come up with a design for the screen printed 13 BOX tees. We can’t quite decide what would look best on the shirt so we have a proposal for all our fans:

Join our mailing list and you will get the opportunity to VOTE on your favorite design!

Only people on the mailing list can vote, so join now! Just send an email to with 13 BOX TEE as the subject and we’ll send you more information.

Brownie points if you tell us something about yourself and why you’re interested in the film (disclaimer: you won’t actually get anything for telling us this, we’re just interested in how our fans found us).

If you’re already on the mailing list, awesome. Sit tight. You’ll receive more information soon!


Check back with us in a few days for the release of the short version of the trailer! Again, if you’re on the mailing list you’ll be sent the link before it’s posted!

Email us and tell us what you think of the first trailer at!

Thanks for helping to spread the word about 13 BOX!

Average Jake Firefighter Blog

No not Ladder 49 (although that was a great movie), this is an actual documentary of what it is like to be a firefighter in the City of Baltimore Maryland.

The movie is titled 13 BOX and follows a group of fire fighters working in the west side of Baltimore.

Baltimore while having its issues (like most other places in america) is a great Fire Service host city, hosting the annual Firehouse EXPO. During this time the city opens its doors to Firemen nationwide and host several events.

I have to admit I love films like this! Sure movies like Backdraft, Ladder 49, and Towering Inferno are great for entertainment, but movies like Brotherhood, Still Riding, and shows like Firehouse USA, First In, and The Battalion show the REAL story of what we face as firefighters. Shows like Rescue Me and Third Watch in my opinion are purely for…

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Today’s a big day. It’s St Patrick’s Day and Engine 13’s 136th Anniversary.

It’s ALSO the day the 13 BOX trailer is being released!!! Check it out now! 


I just found these screen caps on my hard drive. Great reminder of how much effort was spent exporting the film.


We still have 13 BOX Business cards available! If you’d like to receive a batch to hand out to friends and acquaintances just email us at We will send you a batch FREE. 

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