Matt Weiss and Man in Red Bandana Learning Event
Man in Red
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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]
Entrepreneur’s Organization Albany is the local chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global,
peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners
with 170 chapters in 53 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is
the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to
greater success in business and beyond.