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Of Yasuke, the Western Lens and Historical Filters

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Making Yasuke Happen. Great news this month. Deborah DeSnoo and I have obtained the support of a major company in Japan to partner with us in the production of an animated documentary and to pursue a live action multi-part series. It’s not over. We can’t buy a cup of coffee with it yet but agreements are […]

Yasuke, the journey so far.

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Independent filmmaking ain’t easy.. Film projects come, film project go. They pile up, in different states of development. One sometimes leapfrogging the other. Each poured out of a soul, each deserving of being told bathed in cinema firelight. You keep your nose to the grindstone and your ear to the ground. Start something new to pay rent, time […]

Research and Development has begun on the Yasuke Film

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We are now deep into research and development on The Yasuke film. Deborah DeSnoo in Japan, Floyd Webb in Chicago and Johnpaul William in Los Angeles are hard at work as a team in a unified effort to make this project happen. Based in Japan, Deborah DeSnoo has done epic documentaries before. You might have seen […]