John Wayne S. III (JW) is a storyteller, producer, and director. Over his 20+ year career, JW has built a solid foundation in multiple aspects of the industry. He has amassed an unsurpassed level of experience and skill that makes him an invaluable asset in production. Whether working as a freelance or staffed producer, his fiercely unique work draws the audience into the stories and scenes of his productions. JW’s career began with his serving as a PA for George Tillman’s (Soul Food and Men of Honor) first film, Scenes for the Soul. When production wrapped, he continued to work with George and his partner Robert Teitel. During this time, JW delved into the world of publicity with Grammy-nominated producer Steve “Silk” Hurley, who has worked with the likes of : Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna. JW became Director of International A&R while with Silk, setting up and supervising agents in both the UK and Japan. Inspired by his growing knowledge of production, JW started JWS Productions. Since its inception, John Wayne S. III has produced over 200 music videos, 70 commercials, and a variety of media projects.10 years after founding JWS Productions, John signed a multiyear deal with the Colours network to develop programming, which took him away from the music industry. After that brief hiatus, he became President /GM of DL Records, where he guided the label’s trajectory and helped propel the artist Bodaiga, whose hit single “We Don’t Play Dat” (produced by Lil Jon and featuring Bun B) was a global success. Eager to explore the final frontier of documentary and feature films, JW started Londyn Town Pictures. JW searched for the right project to pursue for his first film before settling on Red All Over, which highlights both sides of America’s hottest issue–gun violence–and offers an alternative view. When John isn’t immersed in the world of entertainment, he enjoys time with his daughter in their home in Houston, Texas.
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Red All Over
Film by John Wayne S. III (Crime and Drama) Producer, Director, Actor, Writer In the wake of today's most controversial issue of gun violence, a teen becomes the victim of his own urban planning. Red is somewhat of a pariah at school, socially withdrawn from his family and frustrated by his gritty urban surroundings. He longs for a better life if only he could control the things around him. Namely his embarrassing alcoholic father, recovering addict mother and a popular jock at school who is bullying him. His only true place of solitude is a journal he keeps. He writes haiku's and draws when he is seeking refuge from his reality. Traditionally, stories of gun violence focus on the victims. This film however, is told from both the victim and shooters point of view. Red All Over explores the easy access to guns in the inner city, the emotional journey Red takes before and after the shooting. Why he had a gun and felt the need to shoot anyone. It also outlines the impact bullying played in his life. The issue of gun violence is a political, moral and personal ...
Scenes for the Soul
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