Janson Media today announced the worldwide television and SVOD release of the new feature-length documentary film, Man in Red Bandana, which tells the inspirational story of a true 9/11 American hero - Welles Remy Crowther. The young man worked as an equities trader on the 104th floor of the South Tower and saved at least ten people on September 11th. His heroics included carrying a woman on his shoulder down 17 flights of stairs. Tragically, Welles died that day, but his courageous actions became known eight months later as a result of an ordinary item - his signature red bandana - when his mother read a firsthand account in the New York Times of being saved by a man in a red bandana.
The film, which was released theatrically on 28 screens across 16 states, and is now also available as a television hour, 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.
"They didn't know his name. They didn't know where he came from. But they knew their lives had been saved by the man in the red bandana." - President Barack Obama, speaking at the dedication of the 9/11 Museum
“Amidst the chaos, dread and sadness, there existed saint-like beings that put others before themselves. Welles’ story and how it has achieved folklore-like status throughout the United States is one of hope and selflessness that instills faith in the human spirit.” - Joshua Sason, Producer
"Welles Crowther died saving lives on 9/11 — and is still inspiring others with the selfless courage he displayed that horrific day." - KC Baker, People Magazine
"People see the fallen, beat-up world around them and ask: What can I do? Maybe: Be like Welles Crowther. Take your bandanna, change the world." - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
Man in Red Bandana is narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow. The film was written and directed by Matthew Weiss, and produced by Chad A. Verdi and Joshua Sason. Verdi Productions also produced of Martin Scorcese's newest release, The Irishman, a Netflix Original.
Read more at the official website for the film. The 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is now just two years away.
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