The Conqueror wins “Best Documentary Short”
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This past Saturday The Conqueror took home “Best Documentary Short” at the Oxford Film Festival. In his acceptance speech Timothy Blackwood recognized the other documentary filmmakers whose films highlighted heroes that are often not given the spotlight by the mainstream. Blackwood went on to praise Jerome Conquest for being a beautiful example for how dreams can be realized.


Read about it here.

James Pritchard
The Conqueror screens to packed theater at The William and Mary Global Film Festival
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After a packed screening, star Jerome Conquest, director Timothy Blackwood, and producer Bradford Downs answered questions about making The Conqueror. Jerome Conquest spoke about growing up in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion and the important initiatives he undertakes to help his community. The group talked about what is in store next for the film and the strong bond of friendship that has formed between them. The Conqueror team was joined by associate producer Lila Sugerman of Period End of Sentence and filmmaker and Zach Keifer.

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Jerome Conquest to attend William and Mary Global Film Festival with filmmakers Timothy Blackwood and Bradford Downs.
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Photo Credit: Nic Mclean

“We’re thrilled that we’ll be coming together to represent the film at the College of William and Mary. Jerome is taking time out of his busy training schedule to come. His presence will allow for university students to see a strong and powerful message of hope and redemption from the Philadelphia inner city” says, director Timothy Blackwood.

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The Conqueror Receives Support from The Moving Picture Institute.
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“We are so grateful to collaborate with The Moving Picture Institute.  Jerome Conquest helps to promote possibility and freedom in the lives of all those around him. MPI’s support of The Conqueror is an exciting moment for me and everyone involved with this film”, says director Timothy Blackwood. To learn more about MPI please visit here

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The Conqueror Screens in Savannah
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Producer Bradford Downs speaks to the audience about making The Conqueror and creating hope and possibility through storytelling. He is joined by director Timothy Blackwood and filmmakers Nic Maclean and Elizabeth Kaiser.

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Savannah Film Festival Red Carpet
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We are really excited to be here in Savannah and share the story of Jerome Conquest at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. Jerome  is a role model of freedom, possibility, and resilience, and we can’t wait to share his story here,” says Director Timothy Blackwood.

James Pritchard