Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Stunt Performer, Author, Art Director, Graphic Designer and Screenwriter

Brussels, Belgium

Member Since:
December 2012
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Vasco

The first time I saved the world, I was only five months old. I saw a Neptunian Pterosaur under the water and dived to save her, averting an intergallactic* war. My dad jumped in a suit, thinking I just wanted to swim.

Then, when I moved to Colorado, I started liking watching movies. My parents said, "get out more, go make some friends." So, I did. Unfortunately, when summer came, they melted.

Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration.

Anyway, as a kid, I was involved in school plays, poetry, and underground magazines, as well as amateur films. But, what I really wanted to do was play in a band like Wild Stallions, with Billy The Kid as my roadie.

At my age, the first question men ask each other seems to be "what do you do for a living." I miss the old days when we were just individuals and not nationalities or job titles. But, anyway, after 22 years, I'm moving back to Belgium.

It may sound strange, but I really would love to design posters all day, to hand paint them, like they used to do in Pakistan. In the tradition of capitalism, I am willing to work for company shares, if the company is crazy enough. Like that guy who painted Facebook's walls did, but more PG-rated.

I guess that means starting my own business again.

* I'm not sure how to spell Intergalactic. I grew up with American spelling, but then started using British spelling. So, I use both.

Unique traits: Every time I type, someone looks over my shoulder. Okay, almost every time. We all think we're unique, and we all are in a way. It took me a long time to develop the ability to blend in and become invisible. The stories I tell are of characters with traits that are at once unique to them and yet that an audience can relate to. I can make those traits which are invisible, visible. But, my favourite ability is to see the talent and develop talent in others.

Photos

Loglines

  • The Sorrows of Deirdre

    The Sorrows of Deirdre Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Some wish for knowledge. Others desire beauty. She was cursed with both.

  • Bonjour Dewi

    Bonjour Dewi Budget: $100K - $1M | Other Animation Dewi is not easily motivated. He’s not even bothered to change his hoodie, but he’d go to the ends of the earth for his dog, Ryan. So, when Ryan gets kidnapped and taken to France, it’s time for Dewi to confront his deepest fear: the French language.

  • Today's News

    Today's News Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent What do you do when your childhood heroine goes soft and "mooshy"? How do you celebrate her birthday? What do you do when your inspiration panders to patriarchy? Or, how do you react when a lonely woman claims your life’s fight inspired her spite?

  • I don't get it

    I don't get it Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Experimental A screenwriter gets run over by a lorry, and is sent to hospital. Worse still, no one understands his art.

  • The Habbit

    The Habbit Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Family Elbow Haggis is called to leave his peaceful life and go on a mission to help steal something for a bunch of housebreakers. Not even Elbow knows why he agrees to go. Can Elbow survive plate breaking dwarves, an army of cheap 3D trolls, and a three picture deal of a seemingly never ending franchise?

Credits

  • Dara Says

    Dara Says (2014)
    Film by Ptara Ltd (Comedy and Drama) "Jack", Writer, Director, audio post-production, visual effects When Molly invites her favourite life coach, she takes over. I recently saw "You Me And Dupree" which seems to be loosely inspired by the same theme, but our film is more weighted toward the female roles, and is way lower budget.

  • What caused the War of 1812?

    What caused the War of 1812? (2012)
    Film (short) by Ptara Director, writer, presenter, graphics, editor

  • Bonjour Dewi

    Bonjour Dewi (2011)
    Internet by Ptara Creative executive, audio post production, visual effects, voices, writer, animator

Awards

  • Employee of the Month, BT Aberystwyth
    (2004)

  • BAS High School tournament Shotput, first place
    (1994)

Education

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