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vasco de sousa

Actor, Assistant/Assembly Editor, Director, Camera Operator, Screenwriter, Translator, Marketing and Publicity, Animator, Company Providing Film Services

Great Britain , Wales
vasco.desousa@ptara.com

Current Work Details

What I do

I tell stories.

Company

Ptara Ltd

Website

http://ptara.com

Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Technical Skills

Story, Character, research, imagination, post production and pre-production software, character development, problem solving, always learning

Resources / Expertise

Getting things done. The ability to say no.

Availability

Paid Work Only

Training

2008-2011

University of Wales, Lampeter,
MA in Media Production, MA

1998-2003

University of Wales, Aberystwyth,
Film and Television studies and French Language and Litterature, BA

1995-1996

Pima Community College,
Cinematography, Acting and Screenwriting

2001-2002

Université de Caen,
Licence Arts du spectacle, exchange student

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Loving Vincent (2017), Evan Almighty (2007), Mon Meilleur Ami (2006), Material Girls (2006), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Kicking and Screaming (2005), The Home Teachers (2004), Smoke Signals (1998), La Vita è Bella (1997), Cool Runnings (1993), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Uncle Buck (1989), Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Ghostbusters (1984), Gremlins (1984), almost any film from 1984, Gandhi (1982), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Time Machine (1960), Mon Oncle (1958), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Old Dark House (1932), Laurel and Hardy Beau Hunks (1931), The General (1926), almost any Studio Ghibli film, anything Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Chaplin.

I cried watching

Grave of the Fireflies

I left the cinema during

I sat through but didn't like: Triumph of the Will, Mortdecai, Battleship Potemkin, Chien Andalou, Avengers Assemble, Lego Ninjago, Dune, Karate Kid III, Batman and Robin, made for tv fly-on-the-wall documentaries, talking head documentaries.

Directors I love

Stan Laurel, M. Night Shyamalan, Roberto Benigni, John Patrick Shanley, Charlie Chaplin, (and, because there's no producer section: Kathleen Kennedy and Alexander Korda)

Actors I admire

William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Moliere, John Candy, Stanley Laurel, Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Katherine Hepburn

Writers I respect

Bill Watterson, Emma Orczy, Joseph Conrad, Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

My desert island discs

Songs, like fish, get old after three days. I love most songs the first three times I hear them.

Books I have given my friends

Please, don't adapt them!

My death row meal

Electric chair? Condensed milk. Hanging? Lasagne. Firing squad? Lots and lots of raspberries. It depends on the mode of execution, whatever would create the biggest spectacle.

The best thing I own

Imagination

More about me

I'm interested in feature length fiction, children's animation, and corporate films with stories. I'm not interested in short films made only for festivals. Fun viral youtube movies, maybe. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Joined

19/10/05

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My Work & Credits

  • The Marriage Counsellor

    My role: Writer

    Production company
    Ptara Ltd
    Category
    Feature
  • Film default

    The United States and Ukraine

    My role: Editor

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    Ptara Ltd
    Category
    Feature

My Actor Details

Status

Professional

Casting Details

 

Appearance

Playing Range

35-45

Sex

Male

Ethnicity

White / Caucasian

Hair colour

Brown

Eye colour

Brown

Height

5'9"

Build

Medium

Location

Based in

Aberystwyth, Wales

Country of origin

American accent, Portuguese citizen, British resident.

Willing to work in

Wales, France, Britain, Portugal, Belgium, Europe, or anywhere for the right project.

Skills

Native Accent

American (urban standard, with a slight Texan twang that only Texans can hear)

US Accents

Urban West, Navajo, Urban South

International Accents

French (Normandy), French (Belgian),

Languages

Other, French, English

Singing Skills

Baritone

Dance Skills

Ballroom

Musical Skills

Guitar, Other

Extra Skills

Comedy, Voice Over, Improvisation

Other info

Stunts