Ernest White II

Ernest White II

Producer

Other Roles: Independent Filmmaker, Other

Areas of Focus: Documentaries, Feature Films

Organization: Presidio Pictures

Biography

Ernest White II is a producer, journalist, content creator, and keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Presidio Pictures, a film, television, and digital media studio centering BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and senior/elder narratives, and executive producer and host of award-winning television travel docu-series FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II, currently airing in the United States on Public Television Stations and Create TV nationwide. 

Ernest’s writing includes fiction, literary essay, and travel narrative, having been featured in AfarTime Out LondonUSA TodayGetawaySkylifeEbonyThe Manifest-StationThe Bitter SouthernerSinking CityLakeview Journal, Matador Network, National Geographic Traveler’s Brazil and Bradt’s Tajikistan guidebooks, and at TravelChannel.com. He is also nonfiction editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, former assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and founding editor of digital men’s magazine Abernathy.

A passionate proponent of global community building and transformational travel, Ernest currently serves on the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Impact Travel Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable travel, and as an advisor for Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity within the travel and tourism industries.

Appearing on the Travel Channel television series Destination Showdown and Jamaica: Bared, as well as in the 2013 documentary film about the dangers of mass tourism, Gringo Trails, Ernest also works occasionally as an actor and voice over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of travel. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Florida A&M University, an MFA in creative writing from the American University in Washington, and is currently earning his Certificate in the Business and Management of Entertainment from the University of California, Los Angeles.

A Florida native, Ernest’s obsessions include Thai curry, The Crown, and Rita Hayworth.

Ernest White II is a producer, journalist, content creator, and keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Presidio Pictures, a film, television, and digital media studio centering BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and senior/elder narratives, and executive producer and host of award-winning television travel docu-series FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II, currently airing in the United States on Public Television Stations and Create TV nationwide. 

Ernest’s writing includes fiction, literary essay, and travel narrative, having been featured in AfarTime Out LondonUSA TodayGetawaySkylifeEbonyThe Manifest-StationThe Bitter SouthernerSinking CityLakeview Journal, Matador Network, National Geographic Traveler’s Brazil and Bradt’s Tajikistan guidebooks, and at TravelChannel.com. He is also nonfiction editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, former assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and founding editor of digital men’s magazine Abernathy.

A passionate proponent of global community building and transformational travel, Ernest currently serves on the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Impact Travel Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable travel, and as an advisor for Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity within the travel and tourism industries.

Appearing on the Travel Channel television series Destination Showdown and Jamaica: Bared, as well as in the 2013 documentary film about the dangers of mass tourism, Gringo Trails, Ernest also works occasionally as an actor and voice over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of travel. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Florida A&M University, an MFA in creative writing from the American University in Washington, and is currently earning his Certificate in the Business and Management of Entertainment from the University of California, Los Angeles.

A Florida native, Ernest’s obsessions include Thai curry, The Crown, and Rita Hayworth.

Ernest White II is a producer, journalist, content creator, and keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Presidio Pictures, a film, television, and digital media studio centering BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and senior/elder narratives, and executive producer and host of award-winning television travel docu-series FLY BROTHER with Ernest White II, currently airing in the United States on Public Television Stations and Create TV nationwide. 

Ernest’s writing includes fiction, literary essay, and travel narrative, having been featured in AfarTime Out LondonUSA TodayGetawaySkylifeEbonyThe Manifest-StationThe Bitter SouthernerSinking CityLakeview Journal, Matador Network, National Geographic Traveler’s Brazil and Bradt’s Tajikistan guidebooks, and at TravelChannel.com. He is also nonfiction editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, former assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and founding editor of digital men’s magazine Abernathy.

A passionate proponent of global community building and transformational travel, Ernest currently serves on the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Impact Travel Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable travel, and as an advisor for Travel Unity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity within the travel and tourism industries.

Appearing on the Travel Channel television series Destination Showdown and Jamaica: Bared, as well as in the 2013 documentary film about the dangers of mass tourism, Gringo Trails, Ernest also works occasionally as an actor and voice over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of travel. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Florida A&M University, an MFA in creative writing from the American University in Washington, and is currently earning his Certificate in the Business and Management of Entertainment from the University of California, Los Angeles.

A Florida native, Ernest’s obsessions include Thai curry, The Crown, and Rita Hayworth.

 
 

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