The Distinguished Gentleman
Directed by Jean Pierre Kathoefer
SHORT DOCUMENTARY | 17 minutes | World Premiere
On February 2019, Vincent Nicolai, a beloved charity fundraiser and friend to many in the New York motorcycle community, was involved in a catastrophic propane explosion. As Vincent single-handedly rushed to put out the fire in his garage, flames burned over 40% of his body. It nearly took his life. This film is about the power of community in the face of hardship.
About the Director
Director Jean Pierre Kathoefer (JP), is originally from Germany and resides in New York City. He is a motorcyclist, videographer, and community-builder. He founded the New York dirt bike group Dirty Gents, and is a New York ambassador and host for the global motorcycle network TheMotoSocial. As a videographer, he creates motorcycle-related content for social media outlets, both for himself and in collaboration with moto-brands. His YouTube and Instagram feeds highlight his own motorcycle adventures and a variety of ongoing film projects.
Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 17 minutes
Country: United States
Producers: Jean Pierre Kathoefer, Kirsten Midura
Director: Jean Pierre Kathoefer
Editor: Tom Ragan
Sound Mixer: Anna Khromova
Key Cast: Vincent Nicolai, Tom Ragan, Anna Khromova