David Wexler - Director
David is President of Cinema 59 Productions. He is a writer/director based in New York City. Before his feature films (Evil Weed, The Stand Up, Anchors, Turtle Island, Last Supper and Vigilante), David created and produced the critically acclaimed show "College Life" for MTV.
Bradford Coleman - Editor
Brad is a Producer and Editor based in New York City. He has worked on such diverse projects as Mike Myer’s directorial debut, Supermensch, the Ugandan action movies of Isaac Nabwana, Death Row Stories for Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions/CNN, and the upcoming documentary Madonna and the Breakfast Club.
Making The Film
The process of making Vigilante started 30 years ago when I saw my first Guardian Angel in a red beret downtown in NYC. I understood they were crime fighters, true super heroes working to keep my hometown safe. Decades later I had the opportunity to take Curtis Sliwa out to dinner and so began the process of ten two-hour-plus meals wherein I filled legal pad after legal pad with the most amazing stories. From these stories, we narrowed down our favourites, and over the course of a few days shot Curtis in a two camera set-up. Then Bradford Coleman and I spent about a year in an office in Union Square putting this all together, with incredible home videos, and archival footage.