from Ripley's Aquarium, a Winner of the 2022 Toronto Short Film Festival
Kevin Andrew Heslop's recent work includes sixteen short films, three volumes of poetry, most recently the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill Press, 2021), and two art exhibitions together with social documentary photographer Derek Boswell (McIntosh Gallery, 2022; Westland Gallery, 2023). His writing has appeared with Anstruther Press, Baseline Press, The Devil's Artisan, and The Fiddlehead. Born in Canada's London®, based in Montréal, he lives peripatetically—currently in Brazil.
Revels in its disinterest “in stoves, those great civilizers." Written by Catriona Wright.
Dépeint une rencontre éphémère mais complexe. Écrit par Julie Bruck. Avec Jennifer Shirley.
Heslop founded Astoria Pictures in 2022 to develop film and theatre projects for which he can serve as writer, director, and/or producer. He has since graduated from multiple business programs and distributed dozens of internationally award-winning films via the company's digital platform. He also curates an array of outstanding Canadian IP for adaptation to the stage and screen.
from six feet | between us (original installation, McIntosh Gallery, 2022; depicted installation, Heaven Scent, 2022)
Heslop's best-selling & critically-acclaimed poetry collections, there is no minor violence & the correct fury of your why is a mountain
A comedy series (writer-director-producer, Astoria Pictures) and two new co-written books of poems (Baseline Press, Rose Garden Press) are forthcoming in 2024 and a book of non-fiction (Gordon Hill Press) in 2025. Heslop also regularly contributes uniquely in-depth interviews to The Miramichi Reader, manages the art magazine Centred, and serves as a Director of Changing Ways. He is the grateful recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and London Arts Council and of awards from the Berlin Shorts Awards, the League of Canadian Poets, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Milan Gold Awards, the Paris Play International Film Festival, Poetry London, the Toronto Short Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Movie Awards. To connect or collaborate, say hi.