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Key People

The Team

Blackout Film is made up of a solid crew who have worked together for many years, enabling us to deliver projects in an agile way, on time and on budget.

This is some of the key people:

  • Simon Tate

    Simon Tate


    Simon is an award winning film maker who’s first feature 'The Point Of Regret' was an official UK film council applicant to the Sundance Film Festival. FMV magazine called it “one of the most important british films of this generation.” It’s released internationally on various streaming platforms including amazon prime by Reality Films (under the title A Serial Killer’s Revenge) . His second feature, the thriller 'Weapon' was released internationally in 2020 through Evolutionary Films and can be seen on amazon prime. Simon has experience working with large budgets on commercials (adidas, 02, Virgin) and documentary programming for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic channel and CNN.

  • Jamie Mollart

    Producer/ Writer

    Jamie has over 20 years experience in advertising and has worked with Simon for a decade of that. For the last 15 years he has been running one of the UK's largest independent agencies and has produced multiple large budget TV commercials. He worked with Simon to produce The Unlock. He is also a best selling and critically acclaimed author and script writer.

  • Mark Pullon

    Director of Photography

    Mark’s got almost twenty years experience as a commercials, TV and feature film cinematographer. He’s worked with the likes of Netflix, Paramount, Warner Bros., Sky and the BBC. Mark has recently finished shooting the first episode of the TV series Mudlark and, a long time collaborator with Simon Tate, was the DOP on the thriller Weapon and The Unlock.

  • Jo Stanhope

    Casting Director

    International Casting Director, Producer and Stylist, Jo Stanhope draws on 20 years’ experience and is the founder of AMM (talent agency). Jo is a highly creative with an unerring eye for talent. Her credits include Viewers, The Tenth Planet, Love Venezia, The Unlock and Revolution X.