NEON [2016]

AWARDS: Best Director, London Film Awards 2017 / Silver Award, Muybridge Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Manchester International Film Festival 2016 - Nominated for Best Short Film / Miami International Sci-Fi Film Festival - Nominated for Best Short Film /  EXIT6 Film Fesitval 2016  - Nominated: Judge's Six Best of Festival / Lund Fantastisk International Film Festival 2016 - Nominated: Audience Choice Award / SF Indie Fest Another Hole In The Head International Film Festival 2016 / Buried Alive International Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE: Horror Channel Fright Fest UK, 2016.

STARRING: Joe Absolom (Eastenders, Doc Martin), Kerry Bennett (Hollyoaks, Casualty), James Kermack (Absolutely Anything, Miss Perigrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Fraser James (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), Bill Hutchens (The Human Centipede II & III).

Writer /  Director - Mark J. Blackman
Producer - Roxanne Holman
Cinematography - Stil Williams
Score - Paul O'Brien

Enquiries for Film Festival Screenings: roxy@jokerspack.com.

REVIEWS:

"Impeccably acted.. technically accomplished." - FLICKERING MYTH REVIEW HERE

"NEON is bursting at the seems with quality." - FILM CARNAGE 9/10 REVIEW HERE

"Director Blackman cleverly weaves the full picture with the utmost expertise." - FILMORIA 9/10 REVIEW HERE.

"Absolutely beautiful." - ONE FILM FAN REVIEW HERE.

"Leaves you flummoxed as to how anyone is capable of making something so all consuming."- 5/5 HORROR TALK REVIEW.

FULL NEON WEBSITE HERE.

 

ANIMUS [2016]

AWARDS: Merit of Honour - One Reel Film Festival, 2017

Starring & Produced by: Katie Goldfinch & Johnny Sachon

Director - Mark J. Blackman
Director of Photography - Beatriz Sastre
Original Score - Simon Slater

REVIEWS:

"A masterclass in dramatic poise" and "an example of near-perfect filmmaking" say UK FILM REVIEW.

FILM CARNAGE 9/10 REVIEW HERE.

2 EYES ONE SCREEN 5/5 REVIEW HERE.

CULTURE WAR REPORTERS call it "a terse, tense, and incredibly human exchange as our two protagonists verbally fence over decaff and destiny. And it’s good. It’s really, really good. FULL REVIEW HERE.

 

 

FERRIED [2016]

Presented by Vauxhall in association with Twice Cut Films.

STARRING: Richard Codery (About Time, Dickensian) and Navin Chowdhry (Teachers, Babylon)

Director - Mark J. Blackman
Producer -  Oli Watts
Director of Photography - Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll
Original Score - Richard Keyworth

 

FACIAL [2014]

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Jealousy, rage, love and hate are all put to the ultimate test in this unconventional relationship thriller. After discovering a pornographic video of his girlfriend online, Scott struggles with the past, present and future as all collide in a finale of bloody regret and lost happiness.

Writer / Director - Mark J. Blackman
Producer -  Roxanne Holman
Director of Photography - Eben Bolter
Original Score - Richard Keyworth

Official Selections: Bootleg Film Festival NYC 2013; Coney Island Film Festival 2013, Cannes 2012 Court Metrage

Distributed internationally by Shorts International

 

SKIN [2014]

'Skin' begins with your typical torture-porn set-up but soon turns the sub-genre on its head ending in something shocking, moving and ultimately much, much more disturbing.

Writer /  Director - Mark J. Blackman
Producer - Roxanne Holman
SFX Makeup - Dan Martin
Score - Richard Keyworth

 

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS: Buried Alive Film Festival 2014; SF Indie Fest's Another Hole In The Head Film Festival 2014, Cornwall Horror Film Fest 2014
SCREENED AT: Pollygrind 2014; Montreal CominCon Horror Fest 2014; The Living DeadCon, Liverpool 2014, Telluride Horror Show 2014
DISTRIBUTION: World Of Death LLC (as part of anthology horror feature)

SELECTION: Ain't It Cool News Saturday Shorts, 2014

 

WAX [2010]

A man, a child, water, death - a surreal allegory.

Director / Editor -  Mark J. Blackman
Writer -  Kevin Pacey

Official Selections: Zealous X, 2013, Ain't It Cool News Saturday Shorts, 2014

 

UNITED [2010]

A unique reimagining of a classic text. Love, hate, life, death, tender, brutal.

Director - Mark J. Blackman
Producer - Roxanne Holman
Writer - Andrew Ionides
Score - Richard Keyworth

 

SWEET SORROW [2008]

A bittersweet, tense and claustrophobic character study, Sweet Sorrow charts one man's obsession with an unrequited love - and the lengths he is prepared to go to in order to ensure it lasts forever.

Writer / Director - Mark J. Blackman

Awards: Aloha Achievement in Filmmaking Award, Honolulu International Film Festival

 

TRUE TO FORM [2008]

A mother confronts the homeless stranger who has attacked her son and left him in a coma. In a race to save his life, time and truth collide resulting in an metaphysical, soul-shattering climax.

Writer / Director - Mark J. Blackman

Super-16 / 2008