The Red Canvas is a martial arts drama about a ruthless Mixed Martial Arts tournament. It is the first film shot and completed on the Red One 4k camera. The film stars Ernie Reyes, Jr.

The Red Canvas
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Directed byKenneth Chamitoff
Adam Boster
Written byKenneth Chamitoff
StarringErnie Reyes, Jr.
John Savage
George Takei
Release date
  • May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08) (Germany)
  • September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21) (United States)
CountryUnited States
Budget$3 million


Johnny Sanchez (Ernie Reyes, Jr.) has a troubled past which manifests in the dissonance between him and his family, particularly with his father and son. As Johnny gets released from prison, his father's garage is going to be shut down. The only way to save it is to fight in the Red Canvas tournament, an MMA event. Amidst preparing for an opponent who can't be defeated, Johnny must deal with the turmoil of his family and answer for mistakes of the past.




  • Action on Film Festival 2008 Best Picture
  • Action on Film Festival 2008 Male Action Performer of the Year - Ernie Reyes Jr.
  • Action on Film Festival 2008 Best Feature Soundtrack
  • Action on Film Festival 2008 Best Action Sequence Martial Arts
  • Action on Film Festival 2008 Best Feature Supporting Actor - John Savage


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