After a tragic accident, a firefighter must convince the city commissioner he’s able to return to the line of duty. Inspired by true events. 2019 Oscar Qualifying. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR Evan Ari Kelman is a commercial and narrative writer and director based in New York City. Where There‚Äôs Smoke is Kelman’s third consecutive film at Tribeca as a co-writer/producer, and second film as a director. PRESS NOTES TRAILER WINNER – BEST SHORT FILM [LIVE ACTION] – Edmonton International Film Festival