MACARIO DE SOUZA
Macario De Souza is a 28-year-old filmmaker and musician (a.k.a Kid Mac). Born in Sydney, Australia, he gained an interest in film at age 14 when he borrowed a Hi-8 camera from his sister. Two years later he bought his own mini-DV camera and started filming his mates surfing at Maroubra Beach.
After graduating in 2001 from South Sydney High School, where he was school captain, he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (2004), majoring in time-based art, at the University of New South Wales’ College of Fine Arts.
His first film project, Ours, focused on his lifestyle pursuit of surfing. The short film won two awards (Mambo Snap Off The Lip Surf Film Festival 2004 and 2004 Youth Week Film Festival). The film won media praise and was later included in a Tracks surfing magazine DVD compilation. The following year he again won the Snap Off The Lip Surf Film Festival with follow-up short film, The Hard Way. He also won industry acclaim when he made his debut as director in the gritty short drama, Grommets.
Macario’s first feature-length film, Bra Boys, is the highest grossing documentary in Australian history.The film was edited in a bedroom of his modest family unit near Maroubra Beach, the home of the Bra Boys, and managed to win multiple awards including Best Documentary (X-Dance Film Festival & Film Ink Awards) His other credits in the film include Co-Director, Cinematographer as well as performing several tracks for the film’s soundtrack.
Macario’s was subsequently engaged as a Producer/Shooter on South Side Story, a six-part observational documentary on one of Australia’s most famous Rugby League clubs in history, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the take over of their new owners Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes A Court.
He also Produced 2 seasons of Fox 8’s hit reality series, Football Superstar followed by several Surfing programs and music videos.
Macario is now in production in his second feature-length documentary, Fighting Fear, featuring fellow Bra Boys Mark Mathews and Richie Vas. Fighting Fear is expected to be released mid 2011.
Macario De Souza AKA Kid Mac www.kidmacmusic.com
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