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M A R K  J .  B L A C K M A N   |   writer / director

Mark is a writer/director of numerous short films and music promos, and a past producer hundreds of broadcast promos. Founder and co-Managing Director of his company Joker's Pack Productions, as a freelance director of corporate and commercial short form content he has worked all over Europe, the US, Asia and Arabia and can occasionally be seen filming on the sides of mountains in Nepal. His films have been praised for their stylised visuals, challenging female characters, uncompromising/controversial themes, and black humour. He has picked up awards from Promax, The New York Festival and Houston Worldfest amongst others. His shorts and music videos have gained many respectable international film festival selections and nominations including Hollyshorts, London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, UK Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival and many more.

Mark is currently developing psycho-sexual thriller THE SIREN, THE CAPTAIN, THE SEA, his intended first feature as writer/director, as well as crime thriller TEARDROP and black comedy/drama/thriller THE CHARM.

Trivia: Was once told to 'fuck off' down the phone by Robert Duvall, in a case of mistaken identity.

Follow Mark: @jokerspack

Personal website here.

IMDB Profile here.

 
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R O X A N N EH O L M A N   |   producer

Roxanne produces large volumes of short-form content production including short film, music video, live event content, and corporate/commercial video that includes promotional and documentarian content, through the Production Services division of Joker's Pack Productions Ltd.

She has produced or co-produced numerous shorts with Mark including their well-received short FACIAL (2012), which was signed for distribution with Shorts International at Cannes 2012. Roxanne then produced SILENT TREATMENT (2013) starring Lily James (Downton Abbey, Disney's live action Cinderella, BBC's War And Peace), and SOROR (2014), starring Rosie Day and Kate Dickie. Mark and Roxy's shorts and music videos have gained many respectable international film festival selections and nominations including Hollyshorts, London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, UK Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival and many more. Roxy has also produced her first mini-series THE DESERT, currently in post and due in 2017.

Roxanne is currently working with Mark to develop and package Joker's Pack's drama feature film slate, with THE SIREN, THE CAPTAIN, THE SEA intended for production in December 2017. Roxanne also has a number of 

Trivia: Obsessed with tomatoes.

Follow Roxy: @roxy_holman

IMDB Profile here.

 
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S T I L  W I L L I A M S   |   cinematographer

Stil is a regular collaborator of director Mark J. Blackman, having lensed SKIN, their UK Music Video Awards-nominated indie music video KUBRICK, and an online PSA for Network Rail TAKE THE LEAD. His feature film work includes Destiny Ekaragha's debut GONE TOO FAR and Keri Collins' debut CONVENIENCE, and another of his recent shorts DEAR MR SHAKESPEARE - from Director Shola Amoo - was selected for Sundance 2017.

Trivia: Always wears a beret. And shorts. No matter the weather.

Personal website here.

IMDB profile here.

 

P A U L  O ' B R I E N   |   composer

Paul is a multi-instrumentalist and composer/producer from London working in film and his music often mixes organic and electronic material. BLADE RUNNER was the film that sparked his interest in film music, but it was Clint Mansell's work on REQUIEM FOR A DREAM that made him realise that his humble beginnings as a guitar player could take him on a similar journey in working with like-minded, exciting directors and creating scores that move people.

Head over to Paul's SoundCloud page here.

IMDB profile here.

 

D A N  M A R T I N   |   special effects designer

Dan Martin is a visionary special practical effects and special make-up designer and one of the leading designers in the industry, and has worked on Ben Wheatley's FREE FIREHIGH RISE, and A FIELD IN ENGLAND, as well as The Blaine Brothers' NINA FOREVER, THE WOLFMAN, AAAAAAAAH!, and the forthcoming AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. Dan first collaborated with director Mark and producer Roxanne on their horror short film SKIN, which is signed to the World Of Death - a collection of horror shorts presented by leading horror website Bloody Disgusting. 

Trivia: Proud dog-dad of a French Bulldog called The Pig.

IMDB profile here.

 

N E A L  M O O R E   |   executive producer

Neal is he co-founder of award-winning agency Click2View and has over 15 years experience working in TV, print, digital and film in the UK, USA and Asia. He is a frequent speaker on content marketing, storytelling and filmmaking and has appeared in Asian Entrepreneur, Singapore Business Review and The Guardian. He is developing his own slate of productions through Moore's Lore, the first collaboration of which is NEON. Neal is also developing feature film THE CONTINGENT with Roxanne Holman and Joker's Pack - a drama biopic set during the UK punk scene.

Trivia: David Bowie obsessive. 

Moore's Lore website here.