4pm CST today, I have the honor of interviewing director Matthew Weiss. His day job used to be a legal eagle, but then he decided to turn director after meeting Jefferson and Allison Crowther. He was inspired by the story of their son, Welles. Welles was a 24 year old man who was brave enough to rescue a number of people in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Sadly, Welles had to sacrifice his life so that others could be spared. Matthew took the time and traveled to numerous cities to create the movie based on Welles' life, appropriately titled The Man In Red Bandana. Welles had been infamous for carrying a red bandana in his back pocket, and eyewitnesses attested to having seen his bandana the day of this tragedy.
The film includes music contributed by Lyle Lovitt, and is narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow. The film also 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.
I am also happy to report that I will be screening this film at NYC film festival, and will hold a special panel discussion with Welles' parents after the showing.
Please take the time to listen in...