Gabriel Mascaro (b. 1983, Recife, Brazil) graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco. As a director he likes to work in his hometown, where he is also engaged in creating various forms of visual art. In addition to a number of video installations, he made six documentaries, including the experimental The Adventures of Paulo Bruscky (2010), about the Brazilian conceptual art pioneer, and the feature doc Housemaids (2012), on the phenomenon of domestic help in Brazilian households. His documentaries have been presented at festivals in Rotterdam, Oberhausen, and were also shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Barcelona, New York’s MoMA gallery, the British Film Institute in London, and the São Paulo Art Biennial. Mascaro’s feature debut August Winds (2014) competed at Locarno, winning a Special Jury Mention. Neon Bull screened at Toronto and Venice.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016