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Blake Winston Rice is an award-winning director and screenwriter whose work has been screened and distributed globally.
Blake’s official directorial and screenwriter debut was with the short dramatic film entitled, “To Whom it May Concern” (2016). His next project forwarded his career by winning Best Director (New York City Independent Film Festival, 2019) for the melodrama, “People Like You” (2019). Both films recently acquired distribution on Direct TV, AT&T, Comcast and many more. Blake continued his directorial career with the lauded “The Creeper's Curse” (2019, Amazon Prime), “The Recovery Call” (2020, Amazon Prime), and Docu-Series, "The Best Of".
As well as directing, Blake has recently lent his producing skills to the dramatic film, “A Certain Kind of Person” and the dramatic thriller, “Elle.”
Blake has the knack for directing and writing in multiple genres – from laugh-out-loud comedies to suspenseful thrillers. As a screenwriter, Blake’s current projects are the comedy thriller “Special Days”, “The Girl Who Ventured West, A Johnny Appleseed Story” (Finalist: Hollywood Screenplay Competition), “Movie Magic” (Finalist: Houston Comedy Festival), “Special Days” (Semi-Finalist: Dallas Int. Film Festival), and “Steps” - a recent winner of the Special Jury Selection at the 2022 DeadCenter Film Festival.
Blake's current projects include the 12 minutes single-take short film "Sawdust" (Starring Gabriella Piazza), the murder mystery "Valves", and a dramatic comedy, "Tea" - filming September 2022.
Born on November 16, 1989 in Vorhees, New Jersey, raised in Moorestown New Jersey, Blake is one of four siblings (Porter, Barbara, Dean Rice), parents Harry and Victoria Rice. He currently resides in New York City, hobbies include fantasy football, grilling, pickup basketball, and a shameful amount of magic the gathering.