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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

Writer, project manager. Film is my full time job.

Company

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Website

http://ptara.com

Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Technical Skills

Story, Character, research, imagination, I've used a lot of post production and pre-production software, from spreadsheets to animation, Project Management

Resources / Expertise

Getting things done.

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), Mon Meilleur Ami (2006), Material Girls (2006), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Uncle Buck (1989), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Smoke Signals (1998), Cool Runnings (1993), Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Peewee's Big Adventure (1985), Ghostbusters (1984), The Time Machine (1960), Les quatre cents coups (1959), Mon Oncle (1958), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Laurel and Hardy Beau Hunks (1931), The General (1926), almost any Studio Ghibli film, anything Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton.

I cried watching

Dune. I wanted to see Indiana Jones instead, but I was only a kid, and was dragged in to see Dune. (Why did they even let kids in that movie?)

I left the cinema during

franchise films, quickly made slasher horror, political stuff like Triumph of the Will, a lot of other documentaries are boring too.

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

Writers I respect

Bill Watterson, Emma Orczy, Joseph Conrad

My desert island discs

Songs, like fish, get old after three days.

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. Maybe something oozing with green slime.

The best thing I own

Imagination

More about me

I started out writing poetry, stage plays and short stories, and then a friend who liked to make films said I should write screenplays. So, what was going to be my first novel ended up as a script (which he was going to act in and direct). Unfortunately, my friend stopped making films. And, the kind of films I like aren't made as much anymore. However, I still enjoy making microbudget films. One of our actors got an agent after working on our first feature, and our storyboard artist has been commissioned for other work. So, working with me has its advantages. :-)

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19/10/05

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My Work & Credits

  • play

    His Palm is Itchy

    My roles: Director, Boggs

    Format
    Stop Frame Animation
    Production company
    Udigrudi
    Category
    Animation
  • play

    Dara Says

    My role: Writer

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    PTARA
    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

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