2418 W. Bloomingdale

Chicago, IL 60607


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.


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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.

our History

Our Story

Based in Chicago and founded in 1995 by Columbia College Film School Alumni, Ilko Davidov and Carmine Cervi, BulletProof Film has produced and edited documentaries such as:


Sacred Sounds


About Face


Children in Exile


The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics


William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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).

One of Chicago’s top festivals

Davidov and Cervi are also founders of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest), a celebration of movies and music.

Recently, The Chicago Reader voted it “one of Chicago’s top festivals.”

Recognition &




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312-834- EDIT (3348) ○ 2418 W. Bloomingdale,
Chicago, IL 60647 ○  info@bulletprooffilm.com