Emerald World Pictures presents:
Kites fly highest against the wind
A lay Irish missionary schools hardened sailors at
"The Floating Church of our Savior" - Pike Slip, NYC, 1858-1866.
A 16 year old boy runs away to join a Scottish regiment fighting in India. After surviving several near death experiences and unspeakable horrors whilst serving in the Royal Navy (India, Singapore, Brazil, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands, Honolulu, San Francisco, China) he would land in NYC and become a lay missionary to sailors at the "The Floating Church" moored at Pike Slip, NYC, where his song and his verse became legend.
Help us to make an award winning period piece based on a true story.
Feature length Movie or Limited Series.
Executive Producer - Kelly E. Nelson
Snapshot from one of Byrne's journals.
John Byrne - Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
The Seamen's Retreat
US Marine Hospital
NYC Draft/Race Riots
Still photo from "Gangs of New York" shows Irish immigrants arriving in NYC
"The Floating Church of Our Savior" Pike Slip, NYC
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