I am currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada but available globally. I have been filmmaking and creating since I was 8 years old, often fostering and researching my own arts education as no school programs would (and still won’t) accept me to study due to my age.
After a turbulent public highschool experience I dropped out and completed my high school online. You can view my photo series addressing my experiences as a queer person going through the public school system here : “Kill Yourself.”
Since graduation, my work has been screened internationally with my films playing across Canada, Europe and Asia with upcoming showings in the USA and South America. Adjacent to filmmaking, my work in photography both reporting and creative has been seen in exhibition and published nationally.
As of 2021, I call myself a Filmmaker/Photographer/Creative Director but that is all subject to change as I continue exploring new mediums and formats to better share my stories and translate my thoughts into a mutual language.
Mackai Sharp Radio Interview - Mid Coast Morning, Aug 2021
"Regional filmmakers fare well at Vancouver Island Short Film Festival" - Nanaimo News Bulletin, Jul 2021
"Island filmmakers shine at the virtual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival." - The Martlet, Jul 2021
"An open letter to my community - Mackai Sharp." - Comox Valley Arts, Jan 2021
"Normalizing Real Conversations With Mackai Sharp" - It's The Norm Podcast, Dec 2020
"Comox Valley student creates project addressing intolerance and bigotry in our community" - Comox Valley Record, Dec 2020
I live + create on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks Nation.