Mark J. Blackman

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    www.mjblackman.com
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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Director / DOP / Editor / Colourist / Sound Designer
Commercial
MomentsStandard Chartered
2020Director / DOP / VFX
Music Video
Lomea / SunwakeJoker's Pack Productions
2020Director / DOP / Editor / Colourist / Sound Designer
Commercial
NHS - The Guardian ServiceNHS
2019Director / Editor
Film (Short)
HSBC - IN YOUR SHOESHSBC
2019Director
Television / TV
ConsumedOctober Films / Discovery ID
2019Director
Television / TV (News)
The Business Trip - DohaBloomberg
2018 - 2019Director
Commercial
Saudi Vision 2030The Edge Picture Company
2018Director / Director of Photography
Television / TV
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - Promotional FilmsITV
2018Director / Director of Photography
Commercial
IKEA - Brand FilmBBDO
2018Director / Director of Photography
Digital
British Red Cross Mini-Doc SeriesBritish Red Cross
2018Director / Director of Photography / Editor
Corporate
Roche - Professional ProfileRoche
2018Director / Director of Photography / Editor
Corporate
Barclays Regional Champions Mini-DocBarclays
2018Director
Commercial
Nokia - Viva Warriors Brand Film feat. Steve LawlerThe Flash Pack
2017Writer
Film (Feature)
The Siren, The Captain, The SeaJoker's Pack Productions
2017Director / Director of Photography / Editor
Corporate
SIEMENS - Future of Transport SuiteSiemens
2017Director / Director of Photography / Editor
Corporate
HSBC - University Intro FilmHSBC
2017Director
Film (Short)
Sotheby's - Lux DocumentarySotheby's
20172nd Unit Director / B Cam Operator
Television / TV
NightmaresEleven Films / Channel 4
2017Director / Director of Photography / Editor
Corporate
HSBC - Challenging ConversationsHSBC
2017Writer
Film (Feature)
The WeaveJokers Pack
2017Writer
Film (Feature)
DelayedRemember the Projector
2017Director
Commercial
Investment Corporation of Dubai CommercialCNN
2016Director / Editor
Commercial
London City Airport CommercialLondon City Airport
2016Director / DOP / Editor
Corporate
Department For Education: Explore Careers - Nursing Home CarerThe Edge Picture Company
2016Writer / Director
Film (Short)
NeonJoker's Pack Productions
2016Director / DOP / Editor
Corporate
Department For Education: Explore Careers - FarmingThe Edge Picture Company
2016Director / DOP / Editor
Corporate
SABIC - A Tale of Two Ideas
Mark J. Blackman
The Edge Picture Company
2016Writer / Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Josh Hoyer Featuring Soul Collossal / NaturalJoker's Pack Productions
2016Writer / Director
Film (Short)
AnimusInspired Productions
2016Director
Film (Short)
FerriedTwice Cut Productions
2015Writer / Director / Editor
Commercial
Network Rail - Take the LeadThe Edge Picture Company
2015Writer / Director / Editor
Music Video
Jack Rose / Chasing CarsJoker's Pack Productions
2015Writer / Director
Music Video
Stig of the Dump / KubrickJoker's Pack Productions
2014Writer / Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
The Actions / Counting All DaysJoker's Pack Productions
2014Writer / Director
Film (Short)
SkinJoker's Pack Productions
2013Director / DOP / Editor
Film (Docu)
Children of The WorldThe Edge Picture Company
2013Writer / Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Bzzz / Can't Stop RunningJoker's Pack Productions
2013Writer / Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Flutes / KilburnJoker's Pack Productions
2007 - 2012Director
Corporate
200+ Corporate VideosThe Edge Picture Company / King's College London / Addiction / devilfish & Many More...
2012Writer / Director
Film (Short)
Facial
Mark J. Blackman
Jokers Pack
2011Director / DOP / Editor
Film (Short)
UnitedJokers Pack
2011Director / Editor
Commercial
WaxJokers Pack
2011Director / Producer
Music Video
Bow Mods / Audio ViewJokers Pack
2011Director / Editor
Film (Docu)
High LifeJokers Pack
2010Director / DOP / Editor
Film (Docu)
No Way Through
Mark J. Blackman
Soul360 / Small Green Shoots
2010Director / Producer / DOP
Film (Docu)
Walking The LineJokers Pack
2009Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Midnight Expresso / Man of StrawFat Rat Films
2009Director / Producer / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Patrick Jack / Asylum
Mark J. Blackman
Jokers Pack
2008Director
Film (Short)
Blood RelatedLindall Prods.
2008Director / Editor
Music Video
AYO Feat. All Starz & Naila Boss / That's My Shh...All Starz.inc
2008Director / DOP / Editor
Film (Short)
Taylor & Parker Comedy PilotTaylor & Parker Prods.
2007Director / Producer
Film (Docu)
Torture Garden: TGXJoker's Pack / Torture Garden
2007Director / DOP / Editor
Music Video
Rhys Marsh & The Autumn Ghost / As I See You There
Mark J. Blackman
Jokers Pack
2007Writer / Director
Film (Short)
Sweet SorrowJokers Pack
2002 - 2007Producer / Director
Commercial
200+ Promosdevilfish
2006Writer / Director
Film (Short)
True To Form
Mark J. Blackman
Jokers Pack
2005Writer / Director
Film (Short)
SpoonJokers Pack
2003Writer / Director
Film (Short)
Beyond Horizons
Mark J. Blackman
Jokers Pack
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2002Film StudiesSouthampton Institute

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Blackmagic 6k Pocket Camera, DJI RONIN-S Gimbal system, Sony A7III Full Frame 4k DSLR, Canon L Series Prime Lens Set: 14, 25, 50, 100mm Macro, 70-200 IS, Sony FS7, Canon C300, Black Magic 4k Monitor

    About me

    Mark is a Writer / Director working across dramas, commercial content, documentaries and music videos.

    He has written and directed works all over Europe, Asia, the U.S and the U.A.E and his works have played globally in competition, winning awards at the likes of WorldFest Houston, The New York Film & Television Awards, Promax and the London Film Awards.

    Having directed productions shot on everything from Super-8 through to Red Epic 3D Atom Rigs, his passion and understanding of tech and process never comes at the expense of story and emotion.

    Be it a documentary for Bloomberg, a brand film for the NHS or a six-part docudrama full of murder, he approaches every job in the same manner — with an enthusiastic drive to make the most of the story and an obsession with nailing the right emotions, moods and tones any given project needs in order to succeed.

    Also an award-winning DOP and Editor, Mark brings with him a pristine eye for composition, a keen editorial sense and a no-nonsense honesty when it comes to crafting the best story.

    Most recently, Mark directed the full recon for SHADOWS OF DEATH, a six-part true-crime drama-doc series screened in the U.S as well as a series of broadcast projects for Bloomberg - several of which have picked up numerous awards.

    Mark’s last short film NEON is currently on the international festival circuit and has played in competition in both BAFTA and OSCAR qualifying film festivals and is now part of a three project feature film development slate.

    Additional Information

    Director of 300+ Corporates.

    Director of 200+ Broadcast Promos.

    Award-winning Editor.

    Referees

    Mark J Blackman is an individual obsessed with producing outstanding films. Having worked with him on a number of international shoots in the guise of both DoP and a Director, I’ve seen his ability to turn good ideas into great films. Professional and committed, Mark has exceptional attention to detail and bags of energy. His openness to the world results in an innate ability to connect with different cultures and people in any given situation. From strategic thinking to technical logistics, Mark's passion and dedication to his craft shines through. I hope to work with him again soon.

    ARIF DURRANI, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Media Studios

    Mark is a visionary director who combines boundless imagination with technical prowess to devastating effect. Whether working in corporate, commercial or film his DNA is threaded through every production ensuring it is both unique and compelling. However, bringing stories to the screen is but one of Mark's many talents for he is also a storyteller in the purest sense, writing treatments and scripts that demand to be produced. I feel both proud and privileged to work with Mark and hope to do so for as long as we both have a passion for motion pictures.

    NEAL MOORE - Co-Founder & CEO, Click2View Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    Since 2011, I have worked with Mark Blackman on a number of occasions. I am very proud of the work that we have done together and I would have found the films much more difficult to execute if he had not been directing them. We have mainly made global documentary films together, and I choose to work with Mark on these projects because I was looking for a modern look and approach. I admire his short films and his music video work, and I wanted to translate these looks and feels into the films that I was making. The first major project that we worked on together was a set of films that looked at a day in the life of children from around the world. These films have gone on to win many global awards, and this is largely due to the relentless energy and creativity that Mark brings to every project that he is involved in.

    JOHN GOLLEY - Producer, BBC, The Edge Picture Company

    I've had the pleasure to work with Mark on a number of projects for clients in the UK and Internationally. His talent, reliability and attention to detail has helped surmount many a challenge and I would have no hesitation in working with him again on any project. Not least because (modesty will forbid him to admit it) he's also a very funny man and great guy to have a beer with.

    LEE EDWARDS - Creative Director, NBC Universal

    We have hired Mark on multiple occasions and he is yet to let us down. Mark approaches every single job with professionalism, expertise and a strong work ethic that is always a joy to work with. On top of that, the results on screen are fantastic. We have hired him before and we will hire him again and again!

    EDWARD DARK - CEO and Director, Catsnake

    I’ve worked with Mark Blackman for many years on a variety of projects. He’s a very talented and versatile creative,director, DOP and editor. He’s always a pleasure to spend time with and I defy anybody to know a film fact he doesn’t.

    ANNA GRUND - Senior Director, devilfish

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Organization/Union Membership
    • DGGB (UK)
    • Directors UK (UK)
    • Shooting People (UK)
    Interested in
    • Biography
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    • Travel