The Long Road

It is said that nothing is ever written, but rewritten. Life is a constant process of change and with that brings new ideas and new technologies. There was a time when making a movie used to be out of reach to most filmmakers just starting out in the business. In todays world, that is no longer the case. Of course the ‘Hollywood Studio’ is still seen as the ‘holy grail’ for filmmakers longing to get that studio deal. The studios have the muscle and the monoply with distribution and finance and access to investors with very deep pockets.

With a ‘format’ that is tried and tested, it is almost impossible to break into new genres of filmmaking. With the ‘old boys network’ still very much in place, stories that lie outside ‘mainstream’ society rarely get to see the light of day, leave alone having a theatrical release, unless they prove their worth at prestigious Film Festivals.

Put all of that together with the complexities of ‘Returns of investment’ ‘Licensing’ ‘P&A’ ‘Marketing & Distribution’ and add that up with the ever changing access to content, either by way of smart phones, or network subscriptions such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon etc, the telling of stories and the translation of those stories into a film is still a long lonely road for the independent filmmaker. But, what remains constant is the need for ‘great content’ and ‘great stories’.

The landscape may be changing but the demand for quality driven productions is still extremly important. This is where we come in.


Over the course of his 20 + year career as a writer, director and producer Carlisle Antonio, CEO of Red Man Films has worked extensively with prestigious broadcast and media organizations such as the BBC, the American Indian Film Institute, Turner Network Television (TNT), Icon Films, Channel 5, Disney, National Park Service and many others, to bring powerful stories to audiences around the world. A rare breed in the pool of international filmmakers working in the industry today, Carlisle is someone who learned how to successfully balance his creative vision with the business side of bringing a project to fruition as a producer early on in his career. Watch the trailer ‘Alaska’ below


In God’s painted landscape I rest my soul. An introduction to the great state of Alaska. Produced, Directed & Filmed by Carlisle Antonio for National Park Service, Alaska.

Music, Composed, Performed & Arranged by Carlisle Antonio


From Europe to S.E.Asia, United States to Cuba, Latin America to the Yucatan, additional samples of our work.

Music, Composed, Performed & Arranged by Carlisle Antonio

Photography Stills

From landscape to fashion and everything else in between.

Photography Film

There’s nothing like capturing the right look and feel for your film.


Bush planes, Helicopters, Drones we do it all...

Post Production

Need your content edited? We work with award winning talented and awesome editors for a quick turnaround.

Location Services

From Europe to Alaska, Cuba to Mexico, and other locations around the world we have either worked there or know the local fixers, movers and shakers who can move mountains.


Join us in the beautiful and exotic Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico


Need help with making your film project a reality? Then let us help do the heavy lifting.


From script to screen we understand the business of filmmaking.


Homeless on the Streets of Plenty

A reflective look into the world of those that struggle to greet the morning sun each and every day of their lives whilst lving on the sidewalks in cities around the world.


A Lakota Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds.And whose breath gives life to all the world….




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