REV B.S.

HUNTINGTON

JOHN

BYRNE

JOHN CRAIG

HAVEMEYER

Emerald World Pictures presents:

 Floating Church

The

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
323.512.7000
kellynelson@emeraldworldet.com
 
Snapshot from one of Byrne's journals.
John Byrne - Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
The Seamen's Retreat
Sailor's Home
US Marine Hospital
NYC Draft/Race Riots
Still photo from "Gangs of New York" shows Irish immigrants arriving in NYC 
The Floating Church
"The Floating Church of Our Savior" Pike Slip, NYC 

Emerald World Pictures presents The Floating Church, Copyright 2021