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Official website for Mark C. Hewitt & Blank Productions

Writing for the page and other media
poetry / prose poetry / short prose / filmpoems / articles / blogs


COLLECTION


Scrublands
(2020/21)
A first full collection of works for the page. Scrublands consists of four sequences of poetry / prose poetry. Poet Mimi Khalvati has said of the collection: "Each sequence is highly distinctive and adventurous in its form but they all cohere almost as if part of a book-length quest or spiritual pilgrimage. Though pitched in that liminal space between life and death, in a kind of purgatory, and haunted by existential angst, Mark C. Hewitt’s poetry is firmly grounded in contemporary experience and enlivened by delightful wit and humour. Powerful emotion is always held in check by a pragmatic, almost macabre cheerfulness – a ‘best get on with it’ approach to life."


FILM-POEMS / VIDEO PIECES

• July 2021.
Stockholm Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Semi-Finalist).
• July 2021.
Brighton Rocks International Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Finalist).
• June 2021.
Paris International Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Limelight' (Finalist).
• June 2021.
Florida Shorts. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Semi-Finalist).
• June 2021.
Madrid Arthouse Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Semi-Finalist).
• May 2021.
Phoenix Shorts (Canada). 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Semi-Finalist).
• April 2021.
Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift. 'Les Coffrets / Bamboo' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival. 'Premium' & 'Premium (sans musique accessoire)' from 'Les Coffrets' (Finalists).
• April 2021.
Berlin Shorts Award. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Paris International Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium (sans musique accessoire)' & 'Camp' (Finalists).
• April 2021.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Apprenticeship' (Honorable Mention).
• April 2021.
Hong Kong Indie Film Festival. Les Coffrets: 'Bamboo' & 'Premium' (Official Selections).
• April 2021.
Sydney Indie Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Excuses (alternative version)' & 'Boobs' (Official Selections).
• April 2021.
Tokyo International Short Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Roma Short Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Apprenticeship' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Vancouver Independent Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Excuses' (Finalist).
• March 2021.
New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (WINNER, Best Microfilm) & 'Excuses' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
New York City Independent Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
London Indie Film Festival of 24 Frames. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
Vienna Indie Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
New York Tri-State Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (WINNER, Micro Film category).
• March 2021.
Seoul International Short Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Excuses' (Finalist).
• March 2021.
San Francisco Indie Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIft. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Finalist).
• February 2021.
Sweden Film Awards. Les Coffrets:'Premium' / 'Bamboo' (Finalists) / 'White' / 'Limelight' / 'Camp' / 'Boobs' / 'Excuses' / 'Apprenticeship' (Semi-Finalists).
• February 2021.
New York Flash Film Festival. From 'Les Coffrets': Boobs' (Finalist) / 'Premium' / 'Excuses' / 'Camp' (Official Selections).
• February 2021.
Paris International Short Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Official Selection).
• February 2021.
Roma Short Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium (Finalist) / 'Les Coffrets / Excuses' (Official Selection).
• February 2021.
Screener Short Films, London. 'Les Coffrets / Boobs' (Official Selection).
• January 2021.
Short Shot Fest, Moscow. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Finalist, for July 2021 screening).
• January 2021.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Excuses' (Outstanding Achievement award) / 'Boobs' / 'Bamboo' / 'Limelight' (Honorable Mentions).
• December 2020.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (Outstanding Achievement award) / 'Camp' (Honorable Mention).
• December 2020.
Night of Comedy Shorts, Milan. 'Les Coffrets / Boobs' (Semi-Finalist).
• December 2020.
Cult Critic Movie Awards, Calcutta. 'Les Coffrets / Premium' (WINNER, One Minute Film category, October 2020).
• November 2020.
Under the Floorboards (London). 'Les Coffrets / Apprenticeship' (Official Selection).
• October 2020.
Personal Space. Online group exhibition of international performance art, curated by Surface Gallery, Nottingham. Contributed sequence of 9 impromptu videos from the poem sequence, Scrublands, filmed on a mobile phone while lying in bed during the early days of the first Covid-19 lockdown


LITERARY/ART MAGAZINES / ANTHOLOGIES

2012. Poems from the Old Hill (The Frogmore Press, anthology) - 'Old Man River' (prose poem, since revised)
2011. Pumpkin Grumpkin (Walker Books, nonsense anthology for children, edited by John Agard & Grace Nichols) - 'Spring Song' (verse)
2009. Vacuum (Brighton art mag, Issue 5) - 'Adobe' (short prose)
1998. The Entertainers (LLL Publications, anthology) - 'Purgations' (poetry) / 'Old Man River' (prose poetry)
1990. IRON (Issue 62) - four aphorisms
1989. Margin (Issue no.10) - aphorism
1989. TAK TAK TAK - aphorism


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

2017. "Should I stay or should I go?" - Arts Professional (online)
2014. “A Dream Fund” - Arts Professional (online)
2013. "Pointing the Right Way" - Arts Professional (online)
2008. ”Artists Don’t Bite” - A-N (Artists’ Newsletter) (2008)
2007. “Directing Live Literature” - National Association of Literature Development (website article)
2005. “Taking up Residence” - Arts Professional, issue 104 (2005)
2003. “Architexts” - Art & Architecture No.58 (2003)