Writer / Director

Henry Blake

Overview and Experience

Henry is a British writer/director based in London, who grew up in New Zealand. His low-budget, debut feature, COUNTY LINES, is about a young mother (Ashley Madekwe, REVENGE) and her 14-year old son (Conrad Khan, BLACK MIRROR) being groomed by a gang recruiter (Harris Dickinson, BEACH RATS) into a nationwide drug selling enterprise. The film is inspired by Henry’s first-hand experience as a youth worker, working on the frontline of child exploitation and drug trafficking in the UK. COUNTY LINES received its UK premier at the 2019

London Film Festival and has since received a multitude of rave reviews as well as a BAFTA nomination for best actress category, 4 BIFA nominations for Best Debut Director and all three lead actors. In addition to this, Henry was nominated for the 41st Critics’ Circle Film Awards for the Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker category. Henry’s previous short film credits include COUNTY LINES (Nominated Best British Short Film Award – London Short Film Festival 2019) GUS & SON (Sao Paolo Short Film Festival 2017).

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