about

our organization:
Founded in 2007, River Fire Films, LLC is a small digital media company based in Cleveland, Ohio, with a passion for video production, photography and creative writing – all effective forms of story telling.

The name ‘River Fire Films’ was chosen as a way to pay homage to the once struggling city we call home – Cleveland, Ohio. The name is in reference to the 13 historical times the Cuyahoga River (which runs through Cleveland’s east and west sides) caught fire due to decades of pollution.

Formed during the pre-productions phase of the first documentary film – “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent“, under the production company, River Fire Films’ Director Jeff Theman examines breed specific legislation (BSL) – laws which single-out and target the ownership of certain dog breeds, namely “pit bull” dogs, using Ohio, who had a statewide law restricting ownership for 25 years, as the backdrop, and the effect it had on local municipalities.