The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The wait is finally over. Our film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., is now out. Filmed entirely on the 4th of July 2013, the short film is an inside look at the Independence Day celebrations Uptown. We enlisted a great group of local cinematographers such as Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer Films” Alfonseca, Gabriel Dominguez and Edgar Pena to capture the night as it transpired. Directed by Jon Ullman, of Trouble In The Heights fame, Dyckman Fireworks is an ultra-sensory foray into the little known world of Uptown style Americana. Magic, moxie and mayhem – All in just under 18 minutes.

Please check out the film, share it widely and with abandon. The Hashtag for the film is #DyckmanFireworks. Our full-length documentary film, Nutcracker Inc., about the infamous street cocktail, is in the pipeline, so please stay tuned for that.

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co


Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

Lighting it up | Manhattan Times

World Premiere of Dyckman Fireworks @ District 12 In Pictures…

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  • James Bosley
    June 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    This film has the pop and life of the actual fireworks. I watch it I go ooh and ahh.

    The editing the music, the whole beat – congratulations everyone.

    • admin
      June 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Jim – as always thanks for the love.


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  • Amy
    June 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Great job on this film!! I can’t see this flying with the gentrification that’s happened/happening in the area, so it’s a great capture of a moment in time.