ERIC BLAKENEY (Written and Directed By) makes his feature film
directorial debut with "Gun Shy," for which he also wrote the script.
Blakeney served as executive producer of the popular television series
"21 Jump St." and executive producer and co-creator of the drama
series "Booker" with Richard Grieco. He was also co-executive producer
of the "Matt Waters" series with Montel Williams, and of "V.R.
5," a series set in cyberspace starring Laurie Singer. In addition he
co-executive produced and wrote the television movie "Generation X"
and wrote the telefilm "Fighting for My Daughter."
Blakeney previously served as story editor for the series "Wise
Guy" and "Houston Knights." He began his career as a freelance
episodic writer for "Cagney & Lacey," "Crime Story,"
"Moonlighting," "Max Headroom" "The Equalizer" and
In features, Blakeney has written and will direct the forthcoming
"Without Apparent Motive," and has collaborated on the screenplay for
George Miller's "Mad Max IV."
A native of New York, Blakeney attended Juilliard before moving to London for
five years, playing bass guitar with several bands. In order to impress an
aspiring actress he had met, he began writing scenes for a theater workshop
sponsored by the London Arts Council. He soon turned his sights to film and
television and moved to Los Angeles. A stuntman friend eventually convinced him
to try his hand at a script, and a screenwriter was born. Music, nevertheless,
remains his first love.
Blakeney and his family make their home on a vineyard in Northern California.
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