Matt Weiss and Man in Red Bandana Learning Event

Man in Red Bandana and legacy entrepreneur Matt Weiss

at the New York State Museum


First-time filmmaker Matt Weiss to screen his documentary Man in Red Bandana and deliver keynote to Capital Region entrepreneurs.



EO Albany                                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tim McCann

Cell Phone: 518-788-7904

Email: [email protected]



ALBANY, NEW YORK, Feb 6, 2018:  Entrepreneurs’ Organization member and filmmaker Matt Weiss brings his powerful documentary Man in Red Bandana to the New York State Museum for an event with EO Albany on Feb 8, 2018. Man in Red Bandana is a documentary film about the inspirational story of an American hero - Welles Remy Crowther. Welles worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower and saved many people on September 11th.  Tragically, he died that day but his heroics became known eight months later as a result of an ordinary item - a red bandana. The screening and keynote will be a unique opportunity to hear how his involvement with Entrepreneurs’ Organization provided Matt with the skills and best practices to complete this massive project, and provide an entrepreneur's perspective into the business of filmmaking. 

The film re-traces Welles’ courageous actions that fateful day, and examines the many people (family, friends and strangers) who have been inspired by Welles’ actions and the unique ways in which they have honored him.

The film is the debut effort of writer and director Matthew Weiss. He first learned of Welles’ remarkable story over lunch with Jefferson Crowther, Welles’ father. Matthew was amazed and inspired. He quickly decided that everyone should hear this story and obtained the Crowther’s permission and blessing to make Man In Red Bandana. Chad A. Verdi and Joshua Sason are signed on as producers. Gwyneth Paltrow is set to narrate, with Michelle Verdi exec-producing and Lyle Lovett performing an original song.


Matthew Weiss has been an EO member since 1996. He recently moved to Boca Raton, Florida and joined the EO South Florida Board.  His main business is running (albeit remotely) a Manhattan-based law firm that fights 1,000s of traffic tickets per year throughout New York State.  Matt lived in Albany from 1987-1989 while he worked at the New York State Court of Appeals.

This event takes place on February 8, 2018, from 6-9 pm at the New York State Museum 9/11 Exhibit and Huxley Auditorium. Tickets to Man in Red Bandana with EO Member Matt Weiss are available to EO Members, Strategic Alliance Partners, Sponsors, and their guests. For more information about membership, or how to become a Strategic Alliance Partner, please contact us at [email protected]


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