SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 @ 12PM MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CINEMA
PORTRAIT Mark Jason Welch • USA • 2015 • 8 min. • Drama
Reclusive artist Seth becomes infatuated with the beautiful Katrina after they meet at a gallery exhibit of his work.
Mark Jason Welch
Originating from Barbados, Mark Jason Welch has been featured on the BBC World Service Broadcast on Contemporary Caribbean Writing. His poetry has been anthologized alongside Nobel Prize winning writer Derek Walcott in the publication ‘Beyond The Sangre Grande’. He has also been awarded the prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment for his manuscript of poetry ‘Ackee Season’. In April of 2014 Mark Jason debuted the full length play ‘LOVE!: IS THE PROVINCE OF THE BRAVE’ to critical and commercial success. In that same year he graduated from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism at Howard University with an MFA in Film Production. His first post – graduation film ‘Portrait’ was an Official Selection of the 2015 Jamaica International Film Festival, the 2016 Urban Media Makers Film Festival and has headlined the Parallel Film Collective Washington D.C. screening/ mixer ‘Hair in the Gate’. Mark Jason works consistently in the realm of music video, film and media production via the production company Twelve14.