J Blakeson

J Blakeson is a film director, screenwriter and producer.

His latest feature film is I CARE A LOT  – a dark satirical thriller. The film premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. J wrote and directed the film, which stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Dianne Wiest, Eiza Gonzáles and Chris Messina. The film was produced by J with Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman and Michael Heimler of Black Bear Pictures.

 

Press reactions to I CARE A LOT:

 

“J Blakeson has made the rare suspense film that’s truly about something: the wages of power…  I’m here to say: He’s a major talent”  – Variety

 

“Hugely entertaining” – Indiewire

 

“It’s a major, much-needed win for both Pike and Blakeson, a caustic little treat” – The Guardian

 

“A Deliciously Nasty Piece of Work” – Collider

 

In 2017 J directed GUNPOWDER – a three part drama mini-series for Kudos productions, BBC One and HBO. The series stars Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Mark Gatiss and Peter Mullan. J directed all three episodes.

 

In 2015 J directed THE 5TH WAVE for Columbia Pictures/Sony. The film is based on Rick Yancey’s best-selling novel and stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber and Maria Bello.

 

J made his feature debut was The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a highly acclaimed kidnap thriller which he wrote and directed.

 

J lives in London and currently has TV and film projects in the works on both sides of the Atlantic.