She gave birth in Paradise during the Camp Fire; now her story will become a movie

PARADISE — The story of Heather Roebuck, a Paradise resident who gave birth at Feather River Hospital the day of the Camp Fire before going through a harrowing evacuation, will be coming to the big screen.

Focus Features announced today it will develop and produce a movie called “Paradise.” Matthew Heineman, the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker behind “Cartel Land” and “A Private War,” will write and direct the movie. Temple Hill, who worked on “First Man,” will produce the movie with Heineman.

The film will focus on the story of Roebuck, her fiancé Bret Harles and their children, as well as Butte County emergency medical workers Sean Abrams, Mike Castro, Shannon Molarius and Robin Cranston. On Nov. 8, Roebuck, strapped to a gurney after her C-section, and the emergency workers had to abandon the ambulance they were evacuating in after it caught fire and take refuge in a garage before finally evacuating from Feather River Hospital.

“I am still struggling with the events of that day,” Roebuck, now Harles, wrote in a public post on Facebook in November that recounts the story. “At times it seems like a movie, or a story that happened to someone else, but it is all too real.”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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