Stephen Ashley Blake
Chief Executive Officer / Producer
A forty-year entertainment industry veteran, Stephen cut his teeth as a young cinematographer on a slate of tremendously profitable micro-budgeted genre films. He later parlayed these no-waste indie production strategies to the music video sector, producing universally acclaimed music videos with world-class production value at a fraction of typical cost. Sometime later, when Stephen read Andrew Ward’s "Dark Midnight When I Rise," and discovered the almost unbelievable true story of this choir of young warriors taking the world by storm as they conquered hate with songs of hope, all other work came to a halt. Passionate about bringing this inspiring true story of redemption and light to our often dark, troubled world, Stephen and his wife Sonya mortgaged their home, acquired the rights to Dark Midnight, and embarked upon adapting the Jubilees Singers’ epic story for the silver screen.