Gabriel Mascaro is a Brazilian film director, cinematographer, and screenwriter. He was born in Recife, Brazil in 1982. He studied filmmaking at the London Film School, and later at the Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro in Rio de Janeiro.
Mascaro’s early career was heavily influenced by his time in London, which resulted in a number of short films and documentaries. His first feature film, Neon Bull, was released in 2015 and it won several awards, including the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival. It also went on to be nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.
Mascaro’s most recent film, The Gambling, was released in 2018. It follows a group of young people in a small fishing village in Brazil who are trying to cope with the effects of climate change. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Mascaro’s films explore themes of identity, sexuality, and nature in the modern world. He often uses non-traditional narrative styles to tell his stories, often using a combination of documentary-style cinematography and more traditional narrative techniques. This combination of styles allows Mascaro to explore complex themes without resorting to conventional techniques.
Mascaro is also heavily involved in the creative side of filmmaking. He has served as the cinematographer on several of his films, including Neon Bull, The Gambling, and The Horizon. He is also currently working on a new film, entitled Heaven Sent, which will explore the lives of two young women in Brazil.
Mascaro’s work has been praised for its visual style, narrative approach, and ability to capture the essence of the Brazilian culture. He is one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers working in Brazil today, and his work is sure to continue to garner critical acclaim in the years to come.