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vasco de sousa

Actor, Assistant/Assembly Editor, Director, Camera Operator, Screenwriter, Translator, Marketing and Publicity, Animator

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), Sing Street (2016), Parental Guidance (2012), Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009), 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), Karate Kid (1984), Gremlins (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, or funny.

I cried watching

Les Miserables. It's wasn't the emotional intensity, but I was stuck behind a pillar, between two very large men, in a cheap seat that seemed to be made of marble spikes. I guess that's why I don't like most musicals.

I left the cinema during

The Avengers. Igor. The Flintstones movie. Cat in the Hat. The Lorax. Pirates, in an Adventure With Scientists. Triumph of the Will. Battleship Potemkin. Birth of a Nation. Any sequel, Harry Potter, or film about actors or royals.

Directors I love

Jacques Tati, Anne Fletcher, Stan Laurel, Billy Wilder, John G. Avlidsen, M. Knight Shyamalan, Mel Brooks, Roberto Benigni, Ivan Reitman, Nora Ephron, John Patrick Shanley, Jessica Hausner, Chris Rock, Charlie Chaplin

Actors I admire

William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Moliere, John Candy, The Three Stooges, Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Gene Wilder, Harpo Marx, Abbot and Costello, and every one I ever worked with.

Writers I respect

John Ridley, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, John Hughes, Charlie Chaplin, Coline Serreau, Lucille Ball, Stan Laurel, J. Michael Straczynski, Moliere, Goldoni, Dany Boon, and the ancients.

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

Intellectual property

More about me

Film is my full time job. I prefer working with other people who are doing film full time. No working on Sundays, no rated 18, no illegal or extremist stuff and absolutely no raindance alumni.

Shooting People stuff

Joined

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, as long as I get paid enough.

Skills

Native Accent

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

US Accents

Urban West, Navajo, Urban South

International Accents

French (Normandy), French (Belgian),

Languages

Other, French, English

Singing Skills

Baritone

Musical Skills

Guitar, Other

Extra Skills

Comedy

Other info

Stunts

Photos