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.

Film Info

Premiere: World

Release Year: 2019

Runtime: 17 minutes

Language: English

Country: United States

Connect: Web (film) | Web (JP Kathoefer)| Instagram | YouTube


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