Ladder 6


The true story of a group of FDNY firefighters who miraculously survived the World Trade Center collapse because they stopped to help an elderly woman who was trapped on the staircase. A hero is a man who is afraid to run away. - English Proverb

Starring: Bessie Young, Mike Funt, Mike Shaffrey


Drama / Short Films



Run Time

4 min


United States


Josephine: Bessie Young

Captain: Mike Funt

Dispatcher: Mike Shaffrey


: Chris Commons

Produced by: Rob Fried

Produced by: Tyrrell Shaffner

Co-Producer: Craig Ginsberg

Illustrations by: Mike Vosburg

Animation by: Mika Tanisaki

Visual Effects by: Alex Boyer

Edited by: Chris Commons

Original Score by: Chris Thomas

: John Dion

Casting by: Nare Mkrtchyan

Animation Assistants: Carmen Angelica & Sarah Rudoy

Additional Editor: Mariana Flores

Footage Courtesy of: NBC Universal Archives

Photo Courtesy of: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Legal Counsel: Uyen Le

Special Thanks: Anthony Diecidue

Special Thanks: Iris Ichishita