Director Joel Blacker | Fiction Pictures

DIRECTOR

JOEL BLACKER

Director and editor Joel Jay Blacker was struck by lightning in 2005 at the tender age of twelve. The brush with nature did not leave him with supernatural powers, but he still managed to channel that energy into each and every one of his creative endeavors over the years.

Joel was born in 1993 in the small town of London, England. After tussling with schoolyard bullies and football firms, he made the long boat ride over to America, bringing with him his talent for wit and brevity, his dark, humorous perspective, and an eye for strong visuals coupled with deep, mature storytelling.

He got his start shooting documentaries in Haiti and Mexico, filming promotional pieces for various non-profit organizations like Saving Innocence and Global Partners. From there he moved to commercial work, crafting unique, pithy commercials for a number of clients. His unique perspective also extends to his short form content, highlighting and bringing humor to some of life’s darkest areas.

Some say Joel can still feel the rush of electricity, allowing him to predict lightning storms hours before they arrive. The distant thrum of dark thunderclouds burns constantly in his ears, transforming into a natural sort of rhythm that suffuses all of his work, giving him a natural edge when it comes to filming dance and music videos. Commercials, music videos, and more: each one bears the same trademark energy, rhythm, and joie de vivre.

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Director and Editor Joel Blacker comes to us from across the Atlantic. With a strong background behind the camera, he started shooting documentaries and promotional films for various non-profit organizations including u2u, Global Partners and Saving Innocence.

Joel has directed and produced commercial content for the likes of: Candwich, Trikke, Hygen, MVMT, XY Find It, WorthPoint, Dott, An Old Soul Jewelry, Bonga Foods and Waxing Poetic. Several of his short films have been premiered at film festivals such as the LA INDIE FF.

Director Joel Blacker | Fiction Pictures

DIRECTOR

JOEL BLACKER

Director and Editor Joel Blacker comes to us from across the Atlantic. With a strong background behind the camera, he started shooting documentaries and promotional films for various non-profit organizations including u2u, Global Partners and Saving Innocence.

Joel has directed and produced commercial content for the likes of: Candwich, Trikke, Hygen, MVMT, XY Find It, WorthPoint, Dott, An Old Soul Jewelry, Bonga Foods and Waxing Poetic. Several of his short films have been premiered at film festivals such as the LA INDIE FF.