Filmmaker: Matthew Weiss
Runtime: 80 min
This is a story of sacrifice, selflessness and how the actions of one man have touched and inspired others. Our film is about Welles Crowther, a 9/11 hero. Welles was tragically killed in the lobby of the South Tower when it collapsed. He stayed to help others and his heroics only became known 8 months after the tragedy due to an ordinary object … a red bandana. The film re-traces the unique manner in which his heroics became known, as well as his last inspirational hour (his finest hour), saving others from the upper reaches of the South Tower. The film, then, depicts Welles’ folklore stature throughout the United States including songs, artwork, and babies that have been named in his honor. This legacy section leads up to the revelation of a remarkable secret about Welles that provides the perfect, inspirational ending.
About The Filmmaker
Matthew Weiss has been a practicing attorney for 28 years and runs a Manhattan-based law firm. He is also a hard core entrepreneur who lectures throughout the country on being a legacy and making a mark. He is a regular on MSNBC’s “Your Business”, often quoted in the media, and former President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, New York Chapter.
Five years ago, Matthew first learned of Welles Crowther’s story from his banker, Welles’ father, and was blown away. Without any training or experience,- Matthew started making “Man In Red Bandana”. It was theatrically released nationally last Fall and won a Grand Prize at a prestigious film festival. You can currently download it on iTunes or Amazon.