kevin andrew heslop

  writer.  |  filmmaker.  |  interviewer.  |  actor.  

Kevin Andrew Heslop (b. 1992) is a writer, filmmaker, journalist, curator, and the CEO of Astoria Pictures whose debut poetry collection, the correct fury of your why is a mountain, ​"read with admiration" by Nobel Prizewinner J.M. Coetzee ​and hailed as "among the most promising poetic projects to come out of Canada in recent years" by poet-critic Jim Johnstone), appeared with Gordon Hill Press in 2021 and whose work as a poet, filmmaker, curator, actor, playwright, and journalist has appeared or is forthcoming, respectively, with Westland Gallery (2023), Knife | Fork | Book (2023), Baseline Press (2023), Guernica Editions (2022), Collusion Books (2021), The Fiddlehead (2020), Anstruther Press (2020), and Frog Hollow Press (2019); Astoria Pictures (2022-), the plumb (2022), the Toronto Short Film Festival (2022), the Los Angeles International Film Festival (2022), the Milan Gold Awards (2022), the Berlin Shorts Award (2022), and the Paris Play International Film Festival (2022); Westland Gallery (2023), Heaven Scent (2022), and McIntosh Gallery (2022); TAP: Centre for Creativity (2019), The Grand Theatre (McManus Stage, 2017), Purple Shorts (2018), and TAP Centre for Creativity (2017); TAP Centre for Creativity (2022); and The /tƐmz/ Review (2018-2022), The Devil's Artisan (2021), and Hamilton Arts and Letters (2020). A Buddhist of English and Danish descent, his practice is located just southwest of where Deshkan Ziibi antlers unceded through London Township Treaty (1796) territory.