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Stig of the Dump - Kubrick

Stig Of The Dump's Kubrick is an celebratory ode to the work of the master director, South East London-based Mark J. Blackman takes a reverential and humourous approach to its music video. It places Stig and featured artist Jehst in some micro-budget recreations of scenes from some classic Kubrick movies, from Dr Strangelove to Full Metal Jacket. With some crafty in-camera effects work, imitative cinematography, composition, styling and VFX, Stig embodies some of Kubrick's most iconic characters, reflecting his reference-heavy lyrics.

  • Mark J. Blackman
  • Roxanne Holman
  • Mark J. Blackman
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    750 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Winner, Week 3 2016 - Award.t
    London, UK
    November 5, 2015
  • London Short Film Festival 2016 (Nominated)
    London, UK
    January 12, 2016
    World Premiere; UK Premiere
  • Winner, Week 3 2016 - Awardeo.tv Video of the Week
Director Biography - Mark J. Blackman

Mark has made films since childhood, starting on a Super-8 camera and scarring his fingers editing the reels.

As an young adult he juggled his own filmmaking with being a PROMAX Award-winning promo producer/director, creating hundreds of hours of broadcast promotional material for the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, five, National Geographic, Paramount and Fremantle. Here, Mark developed his skills as a storyteller; playing with audience expectations and honing a command of style, mood and tone.

A professional freelance Director for the past 8 years and one half of South East London-based Joker’s Pack Productions since the end of 2012, Mark has wide-ranging experience in short drama, music video (primarily narrative) and documentary. He has directed for clients all across the US, Europe, Asia and Arabia, has had his work broadcast internationally, and his shorts have played in competition at film festivals around the world. His works have won him numerous awards for directing as well as cinematography (sometimes lensing films himself) from the likes of The New York Festival and Houston Worldfest, and have also sold at the likes of the Cannes Film Festival.

Mark's films have often been noted for their bold visuals, sly dialogue, uncompromising approach to difficult subject matter and a focus atmosphere - but he often instills a sense of fun or tongue-in-cheek humour.

As well as completing his latest self-written short film NEON - a high-concept fantasy/thriller that will have its World Premiere at noted genre film festival Horror Channel FrightFest - short films Ferried, Animus and The Verge are also due for completion between August 2016 and January 2017. Mark is currently developing his debut feature film The Siren, The Captain, The Sea - a psychological thriller due to shoot in Spring or Summer 2017 - and action/thriller Teardrop.

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