A Northern Arapaho filmmaker, Ernest M. Whiteman III is currently in production on a full-length, full-text, contemporary feature, adaptation of HAMLET featuring a full cast of Native Americans. Ernest has self-published a short stories collection entitled The Autobiography of Blue Woman and is also at work on a novel entitled “A Rez Tale”.
Ernest is the Director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors of all skill levels and finding them a venue to express their views and screen their films. He works for Chicago Public Schools as a Media Mentor with Adobe Youth Voices Program. Ernest also taught an upper-level course “Native Americans in Media” at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.
Ernest continues to film, write, and make art. He is from the Wind River Reservation and currently lives in Rogers Park. Not bad for a nameless Arapaho from Wyoming.