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Our collaborative team came together from Europe and the U.S. with one goal for The Conqueror, and that was to tell the unbelievable story of Jerome Conquest. Here is the team that brought his story to the screen:

Director & Producer - TIMOTHY BLACKWOOD

Timothy Blackwood is a Canadian-American film director, writer, and producer. After studying at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Timothy has traveled the world telling cinematic stories of hope, adventure, and redemption. His films have screened at Cannes Film Festival, Surfalorus, and Heartland’s Indy Shorts International Film Festival. His feature film screenplay 'A Time To Fish' was shortlisted for the 2014 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab.

He has recently founded an independent film production company Montague Cervantes.


Bradford Downs is an Executive Producer at Montague Cervantes where he finances and produces stories that champion the untold heroes of American life. His driving passion is to bring these stories to the screen and in the process to affirm those in society that stand to inspire us most. On top of his role at Montague Cervantes, he is currently finishing a masters in business administration at The College of William and Mary in Virginia.


Jesse is a writer, traveler, and poet. He has written several short stories, available in publications such as “Every Book A Drum”, and recently completed his first novel. A former director of an educational nonprofit and a high school Latin teacher, he has worked closely with those living in poverty and believes in the transformative power of community, storytelling, and education. He is currently working on a collection of poems and a screenplay based on his experiences working in the inner city. He has contributed as a writer for Montague Cervantes since 2016.

Cinematographer - STEPHEN ST. PETER

Stephen currently resides in Los Angeles, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in cinematography from the American Film Institute. His thesis film “A Teenage Drama” was nominated for best Student Emmy. He has also shot several other shorts that have traveled to festivals around the world. Stephen believes in the power of cinema as a window into our lives that can ultimately promote understanding and unity. He grew up in Norway, where his childhood experiences of skiing and enjoying the natural world led him to seek the same natural beauty in his everyday life and work.


Jay is a director and Emmy-nominated editor in Los Angeles. His debut feature film 'Free Samples', starring Jess Weixler and Jesse Eisenberg, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. He is also an editor in scripted and unscripted television, with credits including "Single By 30" (YouTube Red), "Hunted" & "The Amazing Race" (CBS).

Sound Editor & Designer - RUNE KRISTIANSEN

Rune is a sound editor and designer based in of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked on a variety of television, documentary, and international feature films. He graduated from the prestigious National Film School of Denmark in 2016. He first met director Timothy Blackwood while studying at The European Film College in 2010.