Preston A. Whitmore II

Biography

Like Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Bryan Barber (Idlewild), one of African-American writer/director Preston A. Whitmore II's first career moves involved carrying mainstream black cinema in an unusual direction. The native Detroiter's 1995 debut, The Walking Dead, marked a cinematic first -- the premiere "black Vietnam film" -- and would have entailed an auspicious bow. Unfortunately,...