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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

Many of these 'short film festival' screenings relate to eight micro filmpoems with the overarching title
Les Coffrets, based on a poem sequence of the same name. Individually, they are entitled Bamboo, White, Premium, Limelight, Camp, Boobs, Excuses and Apprenticeship. Find out more »

• April 2021.
Paris International Short Festival. 'Premium (sans musique accessoire)' / 'Camp' (both Finalists).
• April 2021.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Apprenticeship' (Honorable Mention).
• April 2021.
Hong Kong Indie Film Festival. 'Bamboo' / 'Premium' (Official Selections).
• April 2021.
Sydney Indie Short Festival. 'Excuses (alternative version)' / 'Boobs' (Official Selections).
• April 2021.
Tokyo International Short Film Festival. 'Premium' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Roma Short Film Festival. 'Apprenticeship' (Finalist).
• April 2021.
Vancouver Independent Film Festival. 'Excuses' (Finalist).
• March 2021.
New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich. 'Premium' (WINNER, Best Microfilm) / 'Excuses' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
New York City Independent Film Festival. 'Premium' was an Official Selection at New York City Independent Film Festival.
• March 2021.
London Indie Film Festival of 24 Frames. 'Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
Vienna Indie Short Festival. 'Premium' (Official Selection).
• March 2021.
New York Tri-State Film Festival. 'Premium' (WINNER, Micro Film category).
• March 2021.
Seoul International Short Film Festival. 'Excuses' (Finalist).
• March 2021.
San Francisco Indie Short Festival. 'Premium' (Official Selection).
• February 2021.
Toronto Independent Film Festival. 'Premium' (Finalist).
• February 2021.
Sweden Film Awards. 'Premium' / 'Bamboo' (Finalists) / 'White' / 'Limelight' / 'Camp' / 'Boobs' / 'Excuses' / 'Apprenticeship' (Semi-Finalists).
• February 2021.
New York Flash Film Festival. 'Boobs' (Finalist) / 'Premium' / 'Excuses' / 'Camp' (Official Selections).
• February 2021.
Paris International Short Festival. 'Premium' (Official Selection).
• February 2021.
Roma Short Film Festival. 'Premium (Finalist) / 'Excuses' (Official Selection).
• February 2021.
Screener Short Films, London. 'Boobs' (Official Selection).
• January 2021.
Short Shot Fest, Moscow. 'Premium' (Finalist, for July 2021 screening).
• January 2021.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Excuses' (Outstanding Achievement award) / 'Boobs' / 'Bamboo' / 'Limelight' (Honorable Mentions).
• December 2020.
Berlin Flash Film Festival. 'Premium' (Outstanding Achievement award) / 'Camp' (Honorable Mention).
• December 2020.
Night of Comedy Shorts, Milan. 'Boobs' (Semi-Finalist).
• December 2020.
Cult Critic Movie Awards, Calcutta. 'Premium' (WINNER, One Minute Film category, October 2020).
• November 2020.
Under the Floorboards (London). '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)
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', 'Old Man River' (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)


BLOGS

2013.
Blogs from The Lost Room - The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury (2013)