Shoga Films is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that is comprised of a production company along with educational outreach initiatives.
A STORY OF RENAISSANCE
SHOGA FILMS STATEMENT BY FILMMAKER, DR. ROBERT PHILIPSON
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Robert Philipson
A former academic professor of African-American studies with a passion for Jazz & African art. A published author and Harlem Renaissance historian, he has produced multiple films about the intersectionality of Race, Music, & Sexuality.
A multi-award winning director, producer, and executive producer. Focused on powerful social-issue filmmaking in documentary and narrative genres. Amongst his better-known features are The Watermelon Woman, The Weather Underground, and most recently House of Cardin.
Lead singer of the Oakland-based ensemble, MAD NOISE, whose latest album “For My Mother” was released in 2018 and guitarist for the SF-based punk rock band, The Truants. He’s currently developing a musical about experience of Black lives at the 1901 World’s Fair in Buffalo, NY.