If Wall Street's iconic bull could talk, oh, the stories he could tell. And he's telling them now.
Documentarian Mark Nickolas gives the bull his own voice in the short film "My Life in the Canyon of Heroes," in which one of New York's most visited landmarks provides a first-person account of how he came to represent the good and the bad of the world's financial capital.
Gene Ferreri, a quintessential New Yorker (and the father of Nickolas' girlfriend), provides the narrator's voice.
"I think the only way that you can tell the story in a way that engages people is to put a voice to this," Nickolas told CNBC. "And this is a New Yorker—he was made right up the road in SoHo—so I wanted a good, thick new York accent."
"My Life" was done as Nickolas' final project while attending The New School and recently became a finalist in the Smithsonian in Motion Short Film contest.
Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica created "Charging Bull" after the 1987 market collapse and gave it to the city as a gift, even installing it himself. He still lives in lower Manhattan and often walks past his creation.