UPCOMING – SPECIAL EVENTS
Old Friends New Songs Concert
October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Don’t miss the chance to see Ernest and Ray Porcell live on stage at The Back Room at The Mill, 2 Central Street, in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Ray will be debuting their new songs and playing favorites from the first two CDs*, including “Brontë Brook” (watch video), as well as singing a few standards, such as John Lennon’s painfully timely “Imagine” and Leonard Cohen’s equally poignant “Hallelujah.” Performing with Ray are special guests Jarrod Taylor, Dan Glynn and Mike Moran. Ernest will introduce Ray and the band and talk about where his lyrics come from and how he and Ray collaborate. Their last two shows sold out, so get tickets early at (603) 744-0405 or click here to order online.
Ultimate On Golden Pond Boat Tours
Summer ~ Fall 2017
Take a boat ride with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and Captain Cindy O’Leary and see ON GOLDEN POND through the writer’s eyes. Ernest has a wealth of stories about Katharine Hepburn and the Fondas and will add his personal spin to the iconic film locations included in Captain O’Leary’s tour and, if you want, Oscar will be along for the ride. For more information and to make reservations, click here.
UPCOMING – FILMS
Screening: November 10, 2017
The first ever River Town Film Festival is celebrating community filmmaking and will open its event with HEAVENLY ANGLE, Ernest’s riotous follow-up to TIME AND CHARGES. Also offered as On Location Training by Whitebridge Farm Productions, this audience favorite played to nonstop laughter at the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), MIFF By-the-Sea and now New Jersey audiences will get to go along for the ride. With an infectious soundtrack and a whole lot of heart, HEAVENLY ANGLE will have you dreaming the dream. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Time and Charges
Whitebridge Farm Productions’ first film, offered as On Location Training for anyone of any age and background interested in any aspect of filmmaking, has received standing ovations and warm welcomes at the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), MIFF By-the-Sea, featuring “the best of MIFF,” and the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City.
UPCOMING – PLAYS
On Golden Pond
2018 National Tour
Under the direction of Greg Johnson, Montana Repertory Theatre has selected ON GOLDEN POND for its 2018 tour. The Rep will bring this American treasure to audiences throughout the United States. To learn more about Montana Rep and this production, click here. For the tour itinerary, click here.
Dramatists Play Service
Hundreds of productions of Ernest’s plays are presented throughout the United States and Canada every year through the Dramatists Play Service. For a current listing of upcoming productions, click here and then select ‘View Productions by Author’ from the top drop-down menu and Ernest Thompson from the bottom one.
UPCOMING – MUSIC
“You Are Loved” Music Video
This song, with lyrics by Ernest and composed and performed by the amazing Justin Jaymes, wins hearts every time it’s played. Ernest filmed the video in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and LA. It premiered at the Maine International Film Festival last July and was selected to screen at MIFF By-the-Sea the following September, this June it had its LA premiere at the New Media Film Festival, and in July Ernest finally brought the video home to New Hampshire to share it locally before it’s released nationally.
“Brontë Brook” Music Video
Lyrics by Ernest Thompson | Composed and performed by Ray Porcell
From The Journey Goes On CD, this video, directed and shot by Ernest, will melt your heart and remind you, if you need a reminder, of how deeply painful losing the love of your life can be, and what a reassuring touchstone that person’s spirit can remain. To learn more about Thompson|Porcell, click here.
“Where I’m Supposed To Be” CD
Eleven new songs from two old dreamers, Ernest and longtime collaborator Ray Porcell, with more to say on the subjects of loss, lust and wanderlust, remorse and revenge and renewal. Bookended by the upbeat ode to the one who got away, “Country Girl,” and the eponymous “Where I’m Supposed to Be,” one traveler’s never-too-late realization that it’s time to head home, this collection runs the gamut from aching ballads to kick-ass blues to old-time rock-n-roll. To listen to song samples, click here.
“Harley Chick” CD
Ernest teams with New Hampshire’s rock and blues legend Justin Jaymes to create their new two-song CD featuring HARLEY CHICK — the ultimate love song to Harley-Davidson, summer and freedom — and OLD BOYS ROCK — an irresistible, foot-stomping celebration of the eternal appetite boys of all ages have for being in love. To learn more and find out where Harley Chick is available for sale, click here.
“Boston Strong” Single
This single, written by Ernest Thompson and Joe Deleault, speaks to Boston’s resilience and strength to overcome the tragedy of the Marathon bombing last year. To learn more and find out where Boston Strong is available for sale, click here.
UPCOMING – WORKSHOPS & MORE
Write On Golden Pond
Upcoming workshop: TBD
One of Ernest’s most popular — and life-changing — workshops. More than a hundred stories have been created at Ernest’s home in the idyllic Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The weekend begins with a cocktail party Friday evening and finishes Sunday afternoon with a reading of your newly written play by professional actors in front of a live audience. For writers of all disciplines and levels of experience. Click here to learn more. To register, call 603-744-3652 or email WOGP@WhitebridgeFarmProductions.com. Limited space.
Imagine a Movie: 9-Part Series
This engaging and easily accessible tutorial with Ernest covers the fundamental aspects of writing a compelling screenplay: Character, Dialogue, Emotion, Plot and Message, how and why to build an outline and where to take a story. An interactive collaboration you’re invited to participate in. To read the entire collection, click here.
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