HBO EXPLORES THE DEMANDING LIVES OF NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS IN “A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY”
HBO presents A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY, a documentary that explores life in one of the most demanding and innovative fire departments in the world. Featuring first-hand accounts of veteran firefighters, including former FDNY member and acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi, the film reveals what it feels like to fight, and know, fire in New York and premieres exclusively on HBO on Monday, September 8th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States.
Through behind-the-scenes footage and interviews conducted by Buscemi, the film tells stories of the men and women of the FDNY while drawing on candid photos and rare video from the last five decades to revisit department milestones, including: the “War Years” of the ’60s and ’70s; the 1966 23rd Street fire, in which 12 firefighters died; the Happy Land Social Club fire of 1990 (87 victims); and 9/11 and its lasting impact on the FDNY.
It takes a genuine, raw and emotional look at the sacrifices firefighters make, the challenges they face, and reveals why the FDNY family truly lasts forever.
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY is directed and produced by the two-time Oscar®-nominated Liz Garbus; also produced by Wren Arthur and Steve Buscemi; co-produced by Mridu Chandra; line produced by Julie Gaither and associate produced by Adrienne Collatos; with Karen Sim as editor; Maryse Alberti as cinematographer; and original music by Philip Sheppard. For Olive Productions, Stanley Tucci served as executive producer. For HBO, Lisa Heller served as supervising producer, with Sheila Nevins as executive producer.