Macbeth: The Red King
Our next feature film will be part of our Literature Matters series, MACBETH: THE RED KING, a unique re-telling of the classic play mixing the Shakespearean tragedy with a bit of real-world history and a focus on being able to be used as a classroom teaching tool as well as having a theatrical sensibilities for watching in theaters as well as VOD outlets such as Netflix and Amazon as well as Premium networks such as HBO and Showtime.
Our companion documentary, A Bard for the Ages, is now complete! Learn more about it here and check out the trailer below:
Learn more about these projects from the video below:
We are currently in the pre-production stage of this movie. The script is written, we are scouting locations and planning the film’s epic battle sequences.
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Below is a video we made to show our work with the Society of Creative Anachronism, a re-creation organization with whom we plan on working with to have realistic and epic battle sequences.
With the help of re-enactors working on the project we expect to capture large and realistic elements to increase the production value of the movie.
Interested in backing this project through crowd-funding?
Perks and rewards are below!
Buy a perk in this package and have your name attached to the upcoming movie MACBETH: The Red King.
Special Thanks Credit (You name the amount): Receive a “Special Thanks” or purchase appropriate credit in the end credits and on IMDB.
Consultant Credit ($75): Receive a “Consultant” credit in the end credits and on IMDB.
Consulting Producer ($150): Listed as a Contributing Producer listed in the end credits and on IMDB, and a digital copy of the movie.
Associate Producer ($350): Listed as an Associate Producer listed in the end credits and on IMDB, a digital copy of the movie and memorabilia TBD.
Associate Producer (wth speaking role) ($750): Listed as an Associate Producer listed in the end credits and on IMDB, a digital copy of the movie and memorbilia TBD. You will be granted the opportunity to have a speaking role in film as well. We will do our best to schedule this during a time when you are available. Costs for travel/lodging are the responsibility of the contributor and not the production company.
Co-Producer ($1,500): Listed as an Co-Producer listed in the end credits and on IMDB, a DVD/BluRay copy of the movie, a signed collectible and memorbilia TBD.
Producer ($2,500): Listed as a Producer listed in the opening and end credits and on IMDB, a DVD/BluRay copy of the movie, a signed collectible and memorabilia TBD.
Executive Producer ($7,500): Listed as an Executive Producer listed in the opening and end credits and on IMDB, a DVD/BluRay copy of the movie, a signed collectible and memorabilia TBD, and VIP invites to public screenings.
A Film Produced by ($12,500): Documented with “A Film Produced by (your name/company” listing at the start of the movie, and and listed as an Executive Producer listed in the opening and end credits and on IMDB, a DVD/BluRay copy of the movie, a signed collectible and memorabilia TBD, and VIP invites to public screenings.
The perks are strictly memorabilia and producer credit packages. In no way do the imply or indicate an investment, a partnership, or a solicitation of such. By agreeing to one of the packages below, you also acknowledge that your participation is limited to listed items and in no way includes creative or business decisions of the project. Any perks listing screenings and travel options do not include any cost for these expenses as they are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Cast & Crew
We are starting to build our team. Now is a great time to get involved.
B. Luciano Barsuglia
Based on the Play by
B. Luciano Barsuglia
Thomas M.J. Zdanowicz
Poster / First Draft (not final) in color
Poster / Concept art by Kyle Roberts
Below is In-progress poster/concept art for Macbeth: The Red King from artist Kyle Roberts.
The Study Guide
Macbeth was meant to be exciting. It was meant to entertain. Let me rephrase those statements: Macbeth IS meant to be exciting. It IS meant to entertain. While there are many layers and complexities to the play, it still remains powerful and entertaining, and ruthlessly appealing.
Too often, scholars and directors get caught up in the complexities and lose that main goal of entertainment. When William Shakespeare was alive and writing, he was the equivalent to Steven Spielberg – a provider of entertainment. Sometimes that entertainment is more layered and complex. Other times it is pure pleasure and fun.
Macbeth was not meant for the scholar; it was meant for the casual play goer, the casual reader, the casual movie watcher. This study guide addresses the complexities but maintains the excitement.
We have previously crowd-funded and produced five feature films and all have been distributed.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde received 17 awards including multiple best features and best actors (including a Best Family Feature award with the Hollywood Reel Film Festival). We had the honor of working with two Oscar winning actors in Mickey Rooney and Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis). The movie also featured the talents of William McNamara (Copycat) and Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior). We have a new distribution announcement coming soon regarding the worldwide release of this movie.
Impact Event is our most recent project, winner of 7 awards including a Best Sci-Fi Feature Film with the Culver City Film Festival. We additionally have a worldwide distribution announcement for this movie coming soon as well. This movie featured the talents of Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street). We also reteamed with both Margaret O’Brien and Vernon Wells with this one and added Tasha Tacosa (Predator World) and Jed Rowen (The Amazing Bulk).
In addition to producing our own projects we also specialize in post-productions helping others finish their work. We recently finished all post production on the soon-to-be-in-theaters Clinton Road with Ice-T, Ace Young (American Idol), James DeBello (Cabin Fever), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos). We are currently finishing post on The Fifth Boro with Tara Reid (Sharknado), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Lilo Brancato (A Bronx Tale).
Interested in possibly becoming an investor/partner/producer in this project? We are considering a variety of possibilities for Macbeth: The Red King as well as our series of literature-based movies to be shot for education with theatrical sensibilities, and many other projects. Contact us here!
We would be happy to speak further if you are interested in knowing more about this or other productions.