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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

M. Blash

M Blash was born in Southern California; he moved with his family to Portland. Growing up among the lush and wild landscapes of Oregon, M found the inspiration that shaped the core of his aesthetic, and his deep passion for nature continues to drive his work in a clear and profound way. He studied at New York University, Charles University in Prague and at the School of Visual Art, where he combined his screenwriting and directing pursuits with concurrent practices in video art, photography, and drawing.
In 2005 M returned to Portland to begin production on a feature film he wrote and was to direct, but the project fell through. He decided to write, produce and direct another feature, LYING, for a modest budget. He is currently at work on his second feature. He continues to exhibit his drawings and collages. For his first foray into commercial directing, he helmed a spot for the “Go Forth” campaign by Levi’s and Wieden + Kennedy, and was subsequently signed to The Directors Bureau in Los Angeles.