A FILM made by a Kilkenny man about a year he spent in New York City has been featured on the Irish-based news websites broadsheet.ie and storyful.com.
‘An Irishman In New York’ is a five-minute video by Andrew Clancy, who explained: “Living in New York, I’d grab my Canon 7D, or S95, and shoot footage of what was going on around me. It seemed like a never-ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here’s the end result, it’s a bit rough and ready but that’s life in the Big Apple I guess.”
To the sounds of James Vincent McMorrow’s We Don’t Eat, the beautifully shot film shows some of the familiar buildings and bridges of the Big Apple, the subway, the Statue of Liberty and even the NYPD.
It’s a snapshot of everyday life, people skating in the park, playing in the snow, cheering on their teams, and generally experiencing the freedom of being themselves.
The video is at storyful.com/stories/1000010714 and www.broadsheet.ie/2011/10/27/an-irishman-in-new-york