REDSHADE PRODUCTIONS FILMS PAGE
Redshade Productions has several film and video projects in production or in pre-production.
Using his tried-and-true Ensemble Crew Method, Director/Producer Ernest M Whiteman III hopes to put out high-quality and unique projects that showcase his imagination, his philosophy, both in messaging and how he creates, and bring audiences both films and a perspective that have not been seen before, even if they look sorely familiar in scope and genre.
HAMLET: The Whole Bloody Affair
The feature film directing debut from Ernest M Whiteman III, in this contemporary, full-text adaptation, Ernest turns cultural appropriation on its head by casting Native American actors and setting it in a near-future context. Shooting now at various locations across Chicago. For more information on this unique Community Volunteer project drop us a line via the CONTACT Page or visit the HAMLET page here.
You can view the 2016 Hamlet Teaser trailer below:
WISDOM OF THE SAGES: VIDEO SERIES
Now in its “Second Season”, WOS Video continues to showcase EW3’s short films, with diary films that explore his inner thoughts or silly notions. Ernest is in continual production of the Wisdom of the Sages Video Series, which itself is a spin-off of his long-running weblog of the same name. You can view Season One here. For updates on new videos, keep an eye here.
THE ERNEST BEAR SHOW
This humor series takes aim at the recent trend of “reaction video making” and brings EW3’s own spin as he uses his childhood bear as a host. EW3 also showcases a remarkable hidden talent, that of puppetry, as skill borne both of childhood play and child raising. Season One just wrapped with more in store for our intrepid host. Season Two just began. Look for more from Ernest Bear here.
THE FINAL MEETING
This is a short film about Savior, Man of Supreme Power, a Northern Arapaho superhero facing off against his enemy, Dr. Baron Von Badghïgh for the final time.
The cast features:
Lorenzo Gudino as Savior, the Man of Supreme Power
Lawrence Jahn as Dr. Baron Von Badghïgh, Arch Villain of Man
You can view the teaser trailer here:
Looking at a Fall 2017 debut at festivals around the world.
THE FUTURE: A STORY OF BLUE WOMAN
This new sci-fi short will be the screen debut of Ernest M Whiteman III’s literary creation Blue Woman as she travels a post-apathetic America trying to protect a great secret contained within her heirloom backpack.
This short film is currently in pre-production and is slated for a late summer shoot with a Spring 2018 release.
This project is a parody of the 70’s kung fu trailer featuring a Northern Arapaho protagonist: a Vietnam vet who returns to Chicago to find his community still oppressed. The title is a play in both the stereotype and the genre.
Keep an eye tuned here for more information on casting and production takes place.
A short tribute film to the last of the flip-open cellular phones. This is a patchwork film based on “Citizen Kane” about EW3’s own faulty cellphone he named “Floyd”. Look for it some time soon…
10 In 10: A DOCUMENTARY WEB SERIES
“10 in 10”, a web documentary series. This series is to showcase 10 separate subjects in 10 short videos lasting 10 minutes each. The series will cover wide ranging topics beginning with a short preview of a longer documentary on Jazz Critic Paul Eduard Miller, before taking on subject and personalities that director Ernest M Whiteman III finds interesting.
(Currently in Pre-production)
THE SHOSHONI CONNECTION: Action-Drama – Arapaho hit man Terrence Redshade enters the small hamlet of Shoshoni, Wyoming. The film idea that inspired Redshade Productions.
THREE KINGDOMS: Action/Teen Drama -A feature film adaptation of the historical novel attributed to Luo Guangzhong. Updated to feature the suburban adoptee experience.
JOSEPH: Family Drama – Set on the Wind River Indian Reservation, a Northern Arapaho divorcee must navigate family pressures to remarry, while trying to get his life back on track, which is complicated when he meet the young Noriko during a summer job. To be shot in the style of Yasujiro Ozu in tribute.
(Project in writing only)
The Dogs of War: (Creature Horror) Info coming soon
Yelling Fire: (Drama) Info coming soon
The Battle at Three Kingdoms: (Sci-fantasy) Info coming soon
As you can see, there is a lot in store from Redshade Productions and Ernest M Whiteman III. I firmly believe that my style and perspective on art and creating special is what sets my works apart from the normative coming from Native Cinema and Art today.
Thank you for your support!