Galway production company Sónta is half-way through post-production on its latest documentary ‘Lón sa Spéir: Lunch in the Sky’, in anticipation for the Galway Film Fleadh on July 10-15.
Daithi Connaughton is currently editing the documentary in-house, which is on schedule to be complete by the end of May.
‘Lunch in the Sky’ delves in to the story behind one of the world’s most iconic photographs, ‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’. The photograph, which was taken in 1932 by Charles C. Ebbets, shows 11 men eating lunch while sat on top of a beam during the construction of the RCA Building in New York.
Many of the 11 men remain unidentified to this day, however a signed copy of the photograph found hanging in a Galway pub some years ago identifies two Galway men, Matty O’Shaughnessy and Sonny Glynn, as sitting at either end of the beam. Sónta brought these men’s sons, Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Patrick Glynn, to the top of the Rockefeller building in New York to see first-hand the famous location where their fathers once sat.
‘Lunch in the Sky’ was directed by Sean Ó Cualáin (Mise Raiftearaí) who also co-produced with Éamonn Ó Cualáin (Ceist GAA). Reamonn Mac Donncha was director of photography and Niall Murphy wrote the script.
As reported on IFTN last year, principal photography completed on the documentary last summer, on locations in New York, Boston and Pittsburgh.
The Sónta crew is now hoping the documentary will be screened as part of the Galway Film Fleadh this July.