ESCAPE IN THE CITY - WOMEN RIDING MOTORCYCLES IN NYC
Jean Pierre Kathoefer
Filmmaker, Videographer, Storyteller
My name is Jean Pierre Kathoefer, but everyone calls me JP. Originally from Germany, I am a motorcyclist, videographer, and community-builder living in NYC. I founded the New York dirt bike group Dirty Gents, and a New York ambassador and host for the global motorcycle network MotoSocial.
As a videographer, I create motorcycle-related content for social media outlets, both for myself and in collaboration with moto brands. My YouTube and Instagram feeds, under @johnnypuetz, highlight my own motorcycle adventures and a variety of ongoing film projects.
In February 2019, Vincent almost lost his life in a near-fatal accident when a propane tank exploded in his garage. After the accident, the New York City motorcycle community rallied behind Vincent to raise more than $77,000 thousand dollars. This was a communal act of solidarity with an element of karma; Vincent, himself has raised over $70,000 for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a motorcycle charity that raises funds for prostate cancer research and builds awareness around men’s mental health. Vincent’s persistent, annual efforts to raise money for a cause has had far-reaching impacts. In addition to providing financial support to men in need, he also has inspired others to fundraise for DGR and has built a strong network of friends and family who came through in his own time of need.
When we heard about Vincent’s accident and the rallying efforts of those around him, our film team knew this story had to be told. We are honored to be the ones to tell it so that we can celebrate Vincent and the New York motorcycling community to which he is so central.
The documentary is now available on amazon.
THE 2019 zero FX in 60 seconds
ESCAPE IN THE CITY - EP05