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Autobiography of a Body

Autobiography of a Body is a Cinepoem created by the spoken-word poet Daniel Mark Patterson (aka DMP) and Randy Kelly.

It is a poem about growing up, growing into yourself and the sometimes long, lonely road to self-acceptance.


Content heads up: fat phobia, disordered eating

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Director: Randy Kelly

Randy Kelly is an award-winning film and television director, editor and cameraman based in the Ottawa area in Ontario, Canada. Over the last 20 years, Randy has worked on dramatic TV series, lifestyle series, documentaries, short and feature-length films, cinepoems and music videos in both English and French, with projects broadcast over networks in Canada and abroad. Since 2014, he has also been giving cinepoetry and spoken word workshops at international schools around the globe. Randy considers cinepoems to be music videos for spoken word poems, and when he first heard DMP perform he knew he wanted to collaborate on something impactful.

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