A Moment with Jerome Conquest and Family
Photo Oct 28, 4 15 18 PM.jpg

“A special thanks to Jerome’s Conquest’s family for supporting Jerome and for supporting me and my team. As a filmmaker there is no greater honor than to be invited into their lives to tell Jerome’s story. Theresa, Ace, Sonya, and Tyrone have been a massive inspiration to me; getting to know them and becoming friends has been one the great joys of my life. I couldn’t be happier to be in Philadelphia screening the film for them and their community, Strawberry Mansion.” — Timothy Blackwood, Director

James Pritchard
The Conqueror Premieres in Philadelphia
Photo Credit: Kenny Ludwig

Photo Credit: Kenny Ludwig

Director Timothy Blackwood takes the stage at The Philadelphia Film Festival with star Jerome Conquest and producer Bradford Downs. “The virtue and beauty of Jerome’s life shine a light for all of us,” says Blackwood.

James Pritchard
The Conqueror Editor, Jay Gammill, Nominated for Emmy.
Jay Gammill.jpg

Congratulations to our editor Jay Gammill, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on The Amazing Race.  “Jay worked tirelessly to make an terrific cut of The Conqueror. He’s an incredible editor and an amazing friend. I’m so pleased to have worked with him. It won’t be the last time,” says Timothy Blackwood. “Jay—we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you.”

James Pritchard
The Conqueror Film Crew Attends Premiere at Indy Shorts
Producer Bradford Downs; Star Jerome Conquest (a.k.a. The Conqueror); Director Timothy Blackwood; Cinematographer Stephen St. Peter; Writer Jesse Blackwood.

Producer Bradford Downs; Star Jerome Conquest (a.k.a. The Conqueror); Director Timothy Blackwood; Cinematographer Stephen St. Peter; Writer Jesse Blackwood.

The team came from both East and West Coasts to attend the premiere at Heartland’s Indy Shorts Film Festival. This was Jerome Conquest’s first film festival representing his neighborhood, Strawberry Mansion.

Watch an interview with the crew here.

James Pritchard
Film Poster Revealed
conqueror poster-100.jpg

The poster portrays Jerome Conquest with his daughter on his shoulders on his street in Strawberry Mansion, and in the boxing ring at Joe Hand Gym.

James Pritchard
Explosions In The Sky Featured on Soundtrack
Photo credit: Stephanie Port

Photo credit: Stephanie Port

Portions of two songs will be heard in The Conqueror: First Breath After Comma and Memorial. The band is comprised of Chris Hrasky, Michael James, Munaf Ryani, and Mark Smith.

To learn more about Explosions in the Sky, click here.

James Pritchard