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Gabriel Mascaro

Gabriel Mascaro (1983) lives and works in Recife, Northeast Brazil. He began his career working with video art and new media works whilst he was studying social communications at the Federal University in his home town.

Gabriel launched his first documentary feature film “KFZ-1348” (the car number plateof a 1965 Beetle) in 2008. His second feature length documentary,

“High-Rise” (2009) has been shown at more than 40 festivals internationally. Gabriel’s third film Defiant Brasilia had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010 and is currently participating in festivals worldwide. His short film about the artist Paulo Bruscky, filmed in the second life, has won several prizes in Brazil.

Gabriel is currently developing the script for his first feature length fiction ‘Bull Down!’ which has received development support from the Hubert Bals Fund (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and Ibermedia (Inter-governmental fund). Gabriel was recently awarded funding to produce a TV documentary ‘Maids Quarters’ and a short creative documentary ‘Summer House’, which will be filmed in 2012.