About Black Robe

Johannes Roberts


Johannes Roberts self financed his first feature film for £5k at the age of 21. The movie sold around the world and he then made a series of commercially successful micro budget horror movies starring actors such as Dominique Pinon and Jeff Fahey. In 2010 he directed the thriller F which Studio Canal released theatrically to critical acclaim. He then directed the science fiction thriller Storage 24 for Universal Pictures and the prime time television movie Roadkill for NBC starring Oscar nominated actor Stephen Rea. Johannes is currently in post production on the ghost story The Other Side of the Door for 20th Century Fox. The film stars Walking Dead actress Sarah Wayne Callies and Jeremy Sisto. He starts shooting the underwater thriller 47 Meters Down for Dimension early next year.



Paul Blacknell has over 30 years of experience with top global investment banks. His structured derivatives experience allows Black Robe to assemble cutting edge financing solutions. Paul co-produced “F”, is exec-producing “The Pool”, and additionally wrote and directed the short “TSPITW”.

Paul Blacknell

Ernest Riera


Ernest Riera has recently co-written and sold “The Other Side of The Door” (post-production; Fox releasing 2015), 47m Down” (shooting in 2015; pre-sold to The Weinstein Company), as well as “The Pool” (pre-production, shooting early 2015). Ernest co-produced “F” (distributed in the UK by Studio Canal and in Europe by Wild Bunch), “Dark Secrets” (starring Fist of the North Star’s Gary Daniels), “Forest of the Damned” (Warner Brothers release) and “When Evil Calls” (starring Sean Pertwee, Dominique Pinon, Jennifer Lim, and Chris Barrie). He has produced countless music videos and short films, including the award wining short film “Unborn” (co-funded by The UK Film Council)”. Additionally Ernest directed “Forest of the Dammed II” and the comedy short “Albert”.