THE ROCK PILE goes to Monaco
01 Apr 2022
Executive Producer Cherie Blair is joining director John Deery at the Monaco Streaming Film Festival at the end of May this year to discuss Joejack Entertainment’s upcoming feature film, in development, called ‘The Rock Pile’, written by W. David McBrayer.
Mrs Blair is leading international human rights lawyer, a passionate campaigner for women’s equality, and wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is attending the Monaco Streaming Film Festival to talk about women in film and why she has taken on the role of Executive Producer on the film.
‘The Rock Pile’ is set in present-day Jerusalem, looks at the Middle East conflict through the unique perspective of three boys from different faiths with a shared passion for football. It will be produced by Alexandra Milchan (‘The Wolf of Wall Street’), and directed and produced by John Deery (‘Conspiracy of Silence’). The film, inspired by true events, tells the story of a complicated and disillusioned female war correspondent from Time Inc. who finds redemption and a story of reconciliation and hope in the fights, football and friendship of the three young boys.
Alexandra Milchan joins THE ROCK PILE as Producer
31 Mar 2022
Alexandra Milchan joins THE ROCK PILE as Producer alongside, Executive Producers Cherie Blair CBE and Gabriela Christian-Hare. Over the past 20 years, she has served as a film executive and an independent producer of film, television and digital projects.
Milchan's credits include AMC’s 'The Terror: Infamy' and 'The Terror', 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and 'The 24th', co-written and directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Willmott ('Blackkklansman'). Alexandra also Executive Produced Starz' 'Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult'. Upcoming features include Netflix's 'Intrusion' starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green and 'Keyhole Garden' starring Zoe Saldana and Garrett Hedlund. Previously, Alexandra served as the EVP of Production at New Regency, bringing in and developing major properties such as 'Assassin’s Creed' and 'Fraggle Rock'.
Directed by John Deery ('Conspiracy of Silence') and written by David McBrayer ('Beat the Drum'), THE ROCK PILE will be produced by Deery for Joejack Entertainment, McBrayer for Z Productions LLC and Co-Produced by Haim Mecklberg for 2-Team Productions ('Sand Storm') in Jerusalem.
The film tells the story of complicated and disillusioned TIME Magazine war correspondent, Erin Ryan, who finds redemption for herself and reconciliation for a nation when she uncovers a compelling and heart-warming story of the fights, football, and friendship of three boys of different faiths in the heart of present-day Jerusalem.
The film will shoot on location in Israel and New York.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC, takes Executive Producer role on THE ROCK PILE
19 JUN 2019
Cherie Blair has come onboard as Executive Producer on THE ROCK PILE. In her role as Executive Producer, Cherie is actively advancing THE ROCK PILE on the world stage and this will be her first EP role on a film.
Cherie Blair and her husband, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, have dedicated much of their time to promoting peace in the Middle East since leaving office. Cherie Blair commented: “Given my own Foundation's work in Israel and Palestine, and Tony's work on the Middle East Peace Process, we are deeply aware of the human cost of the conflict and the benefit of bringing stories about the reality on the ground to a global audience. Stories like THE ROCK PILE can alter people's understanding, foster engagement and ultimately trigger action for change.”
Directed by John Deery (Conspiracy of Silence) and written by David McBrayer (Beat the Drum), the film will be produced by Deery for Joejack Entertainment, McBrayer for Z Productions LLC and Haim Mecklberg for 2-Teams Productions (Sand Storm). The other executive producers are Charles Moore (Lady In The Van), Gabriela Christian-Hare (Jackie & Ryan), Rick McCallum (A United Kingdom), Mark Foligno (The King’s Speech) and David Yelland, a former Editor of The (London) Sun and Deputy Editor of the New York Post.
Deery said: “I am delighted Cherie has come aboard as EP. Her knowledge of the region and her ability to harness support for the project have been invaluable. THE ROCK PILE goes to the very heart of one of the world’s most intractable and emotive of struggles – the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I have been fortunate to surround myself with some great talent to help bring my vision to the screen for this timely and important film.”
Full press release available here.
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02 APR 2020
ITV Studios joins Joejack Entertainment in producing edgy psychological thriller 'Beautiful Lies', in Association with ITV Studios.
The project is currently in development and will go out to cast soon.
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