2418 W. Bloomingdale

Chicago, IL 60647


312-834-EDIT (3348)

About Us

BulletProof Film’s production company and post-production facility includes a full-service, seasoned team of writers, producers, directors, editors, cinematographers, animators, music licensing, sound location, and post-production professionals.


Bulletproof film

Based & founded in Chicago in 1995 by Columbia College Film School Alumni, Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi. 

BulletProof Film is a producer of award-winning documentaries, fiction and music films as well as commercial spots and corporate videos.

BulletProof Film’s work has been distributed theatrically world-wide, and has aired on PBS, History Channel, LinkTV, Free Speech TV, ARTE France, Al Jazeera, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Isreal, and The Netherlands, among others.


Audience Award, Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival, 2017 (QueerCore: How To Punk A Revolurion, Editor)

Best Use Of Archival Footage Award, Vermont Film Festival 2015 (Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All)

Best Editing Award, Wild Rose Independent Film Festival 2013 (Jens Jensen: The Living Green, Editor)

Van Gogh Award for Human Rights Film, Amsterdam Film Festival, 2011 (Children In Exile , Producer/ Editor)

UCCA Award – VENTI CITTA -Special Jury Award, 30th Torino Film Festival, 2012 (Parallax Sounds, Executive Producer)

Audience Award, Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival, 2017 (QueerCore: How To Punk A Revolurion, Editor)

Honorable Mention in the Dramatic Impact and Feature Documentary categories, Accolade Competition, 2007 (Children In Exile , Producer/Editor)

Honorable Mention, Granada Film Festival, Spain, 2008 (Children In Exile, Producer/Editor)

Platinum Remi, Political and International Issues Category, Houston International Film Festival, 2008 (Children In Exile , Producer/Editor)

Best Documentary Under 60 Minutes, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, 2008 (Children In Exile , Producer/Editor)

Van Gogh Award for Best Biography, Amsterdam Film Festival, 2010 (William S. Burroughs: A Man Within,  Producer/Editor)

Gold Kahuna Award, Honolulu Film Festival, HI, 2010 (William S. Burroughs: A Man Within , Producer/ Editor)

Best Video Under 60 Seconds, Link TV One Chicago, One Nation Film Contest, 2010 (Growing Power)

Best International Documentary, Cairo Film Festival, Egypt, 2009 (Children In ExileProducer/Editor)

Best Editing Award, Brussesls Film Festival, Belgium 2008 (Children In ExileProducer/Editor)  

Special Jury Award, Stony Brook Film Festival, NY 2007 (About Face, Producer/Camera/Editor)

Honorable Mention, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, 2000 (Sacred Sounds)

Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival, 2000 (Sacred Sounds) ,Producer/Editor)

Producer | Editor | Cinematographer | Director

Ilko Davidov

Ilko Davidov, a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, founded BulletProof Film, a production and post-production company in 1995, where hehas produced, edited, and directed numerous award-winning documentaries.

In 2008, Davidov co-founded the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest), an annual event highlighting the crossover of film and song by producing an annual 4-day, multi-venue festival in Chicago. He also serves on the advisory board of the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA.

Producer | Editor | Cinematographer | Director

Carmine Cervi

CARMINE CERVI has produced and directed documentaries and short fiction films in both the United States and Italy. A professional actor since the age of ten, and alumnus of Chicago’s improv scene, Cervi graduated from Columbia College before relocating to Rome. In Italy he co-wrote and starred in a weekly TV series, as well as appearing in commercials and voice work at the famed Cinecittà. He went on to produce and edit short background docs for Pupi Avati’s DueA Film and directed his first feature documentary, Sacred Sounds, in Morocco.

Upon returning to Chicago, he partnered with Ilko Davidov at BulletProof Film to produce and direct fiction and non-fiction films, and provide production and post- production services for other independent producers.

Cervi has juried a number of film festivals, and is co-founder of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest).

312-834- EDIT (3348)
2418 W. Bloomingdale, Suite C4 Chicago, IL 60647