The iconic photo was taken on September 20, 1932 on the 69th floor of the Rockefeller Center and became known as “Lunch on a Skyscraper”. Jes Bickhart has created an emotional and beautiful film drama of the lives of those Irish, Italian and Indian men, in the days leading up to the unique photo by Charlie Ebetts. Featuring Liam Heffron, Tim Moran and Todd Duffey. Due for Release Summer 2013
I am thrilled to have been involved in this emotional project. Although I felt the weight of the dreams of generations of Irishmen and women, who left the shores of Ireland to seek a better life in the United States. I suppose I felt my Great Grandfather’s eyes on me, as I relived his own longing to be back on the small stonewalled fields of North Mayo, from the new experience that was (and is) America.
After the great Irish documentary earlier this year by Sean O’Cualainof the Irishmen involved, it is a lot to live up to. Click on the link to check out the website of the movie, Top of the Rock. for more information and we would all be glad of the support by joining the facebook page or newsletter.
I will let you know when the film premiers - and hopefully it makes Ireland and those small stonewalled fields.