Patrick Hemingway is the second son of American author Ernest Hemingway, and the first born to Hemingway’s second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. As a child Patrick Hemingway travelled frequently with his parents on adventurous trips big game fishing or grizzly bear hunting. He then attended Stanford University for several years and transferred to Harvard University where he graduated in 1950. In the early 50’s Patrick Hemingway moved to East Africa where he lived for 25 years. He purchased a farm in Tanganyika, now northern Tanzania, and began a safari company near Mt. Kilimanjaro. He was a professional big game hunter and named Honorary Game Warden in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through the 1960s until he was appointed by the United Nations to the Wildlife Management College in Tanzania as a teacher of conservation and wildlife. In the 1970s Patrick Hemingway moved to Montana where he manages the intellectual property of his father. He edited Ernest Hemingway’s unpublished novel about a 1950s safari to Africa and published it with the title True At First Light (1999).
Joseph L. Mbele is a citizen of Tanzania. Mbele studied at the universities of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Wisconsin-Madison in the USA. He is a professor in the English Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA, teaching such courses as “Post-Colonial and Third World Literature,” “Folklore,” and “The Hero and the Trickster.” He also teaches an inter-cultural course, “Africa and the Americas,” as well as a class held abroad in Tanzania entitled “Hemingway in East Africa.” Professor Mbele is also a folklorist who has researched traditions about epic heroes in East Africa and elsewhere, and also tricksters and outlaws such as Jesse James. His book, Matengo Folktales, presents folktales from African culture, with his personal commentaries. Mbele’s other book African’s and Americans: Embracing Cultural Differences discusses the differences between African and American culture in an attempt to help prevent miscommunications between world citizens. Mbele is getting interested in cultural tourism in East Africa, following the direction of TourismConcern. He likes the idea of tourism that promotes mutual understanding between people of different cultures, rather than the conventional kind that reproduces and sustains neo-colonial relationships and stereotypes.
"Papa's Shadow" is a personal and informative film that attempts to shed light on the significance of Ernest Hemingway's hunting safaris in East Africa. This feature-length documentary represents my first steps into filmmaking; it has taken half a decade to create and has been filmed across the United States and Northern Tanzania.
Jimmy Gildea is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and founded Ramble Pictures LLC in 2015. He is a Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor at Ramble Pictures. Jimmy has a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Film Studies from St. Olaf College. Prior to founding Ramble Pictures, he assisted in the post production of Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and the production of Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice, each as an intern. Gildea also worked as the Assistant Director of The Phoenix Theater Project’s 2012 production of Yasmina Reza’s Art. More recently, he partnered with Sparky Stories on a 48 hour film project as the Producer of the short film They Both Suck. Jimmy is passionate about the making of socially impactful cinema, humanitarian activism and creative story telling. He enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, golfing and staying involved in the international community.Click here to see my full bio Return