City Vanguard is a video production studio that produces documentaries as a source of educational support, historical preservation, and civic engagement.
Our service is geared to a number of markets including, universities and colleges, non-profit organizations, school districts, community centers, libraries, and arts organizations. We will target companies and organizations that have a need for ethnographic documentaries as a source of education or entertainment purposes during relevant events. This allows us the opportunity to build an ongoing relationship with the company or organization.
Founder & Principal Director
David Weathersby is a filmmaker and the founder of City Vanguard, an arts organization that produces community-based documentaries for educational and cultural institutions. As a director, he has produced films, documentaries, music videos, and video art projects. His past projects include the documentaries Got the Love, Jazz Occurrence, Thee Debauchery Ball, and The Color of Art. His work has been featured on The Africa Channel, WTTW and various film festivals including Pan African Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, Chicago Onscreen, Chicago South Side Film Festival, Collected Voices Film Festival, Black Harvest Film Festival, Image Union Film Festival, and The Chicago Short Comedy Film Festival. In 2018, he was awarded a Black Excellence award for best director by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and in 2019, his documentary Thee Debauchery Ball won the best feature film at the Black Harvest Film Festival and Chicago South Side Film Festival.