THE ITALIAN FACTOR
THE PICCIRILLI STORY
Archival from Massa Public Library
The Italian Factor is an hour-long documentary exploring the legacy of the Piccirilli Brothers in New York. Led by the unparallel genius of Attilio, the Piccirilli Studio in the Bronx was a major contributor to shaping the urban landscape in the years leading to the Spanish American War and through end of World War II. Their exquisite work can be found in churches, cathedrals, mansions, public buildings, private collections and museums in New York City, Washington D.D, and across the nation.
The Italian Factor follows the journey of the Piccirilli, from their origins in Tuscany to their arrival in New York, where they became essential collaborators for some of the most prominent American sculptors of their time. For decades, the Piccirilli Brothers Studio in the Bronx transformed marble into masterpieces designed by Daniel Chester French, Evelyn Longman, Karl Bitter, Frederick MacMonnies, Paul Bartlett, and John Quincy Adams.
Made possible with a major contribution from the Columbus Citizens Foundation, The Italian Factor, written and directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, will be released in Fall, 2024. HD | 60 minutes |
THE ITALIAN FACTOR is made possible with the support of
THE COLUMBUS CITIZENS FOUNDATION AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU
THE ITALIAN FACTOR
is made possible with a significant contribution from
Columbus Citizens Foundation, Documentary Film Fund, and The Morris And Alma Schapiro Fund
with the institutional support of the Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College,
The City University of New York, National Italian American Foundation,
Province of Massa-Carrara, Woodlawn Cemetery, and the Ministry of Culture of Carrara.
written and developed in consultation with
Michele BOGART, Joel ROSENKRANZ, Richard GUY WILSON, Joseph SCIORRA, Susan OLSEN,
Michele COHEN, Karen LEMMEY, Soldano SILVANO, Thayer TOLLES, Maria Cristina LOI, Rufus COLLINS,
Ilaria ZOLESI, Melissa DABAKIS, Carmen RUSCONI, Eve KAHN, Eve KAHN, Meredith MILETI,
Jonathan KUHN, Josephine MURPHY, Jerome KRASE, Michael RICHMAN, Dan PRESTON.
executive producer Lisa ACKERMAN producer consultant Jeffrey PLANK
line producer Soledad LIENDO first assistant director William MONTES-LIENDO
written and directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
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