***UPDATE (Aug 2013): The film will be getting its theatrical premiere in late-Sep/early-Oct as it is now an Official Selection — Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 as an International Short***
This film began as my Spring 2012 final project in The Cinematic Place graduate film class at The New School in New York City (as well as my final project in Sound Design).
It depicts both 'place' and 'character' as it narrates the life of the 7,000 pound bronze bull near Wall Street (The Charging Bull) through voice over narration by a life-long New Yorker (Gene Ferreri) and all he's seen in his 23 years on his part of Lower Broadway which is located within the Canyon of Heroes (the route for New York City's famed ticker tape parades).
The film especially highlights his history and the irony that he was originally an impounded work of guerrilla art, yet has recently become the image that launched Occupy Wall Street and is a symbol for many of the evils of our financial system.
In July 2013, the film was selected as a finalist in Smithsonian Magazine's In Motion short film contest. It has also been highlighted in segments on NPR's Marketplace, CNBC's Power Lunch, and in The Atlantic.
Smithsonian Magazine (smithsonianmag.com/video/)
The Atlantic (theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/07/the-true-story-of-the-wall-street-bull-as-told-by-the-wall-street-bull/277698/)