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Mackai is a 20 year old Māori-Canadian Director, Photographer and Multimedia artist based in Vancouver and Montreal. 

His work has been screened internationally with his films playing across North/South America, Europe and Asia. Adjacent to filmmaking, his photography in both conceptual work and fashion has been seen in exhibition and published nationally.

Beyond music video direction and developing musicians visual aesthetics, Mackai is passionate about installation works, directing photo/video in fashion and making long lasting collaborative partnerships with other artists.

Available globally.

Select clients:

Summer Walker (LVRN), 6lack (LVRN), Mette (RCA), Sadboi (LVRN), Nineteen85 (OVO Sound), Alex Vaughn (LVRN), Diamond Cafe (Warner), Didi-Han, Meg Donnelly, Maison Kitsune, Spinall (LVRN), Ink, Col3trane, SK Manor Hill and more. 

Publications + Media

Meet Mackai Sharp - Bold Journey, January 2024 (California)

Artist Feature - Sunday Paper/Casa Montego, December 2022, (Victoria)

Visual Dialogue Collaboration - see:zeen, April 2022, (New York/Berlin)

Filmmaker Feature - Conservancy Hornby Island, March 2022

see:zeen article - Feb 2022, (New York/Berlin)

Filmmaker Feature Vol 28 - CVCollective, Jan 2022

Mackai Sharp Cover Story Vol 20 - Mob Journal, Jan 2022, (Montréal)

Mackai Sharp Photo Feature - JUZI Magazine, Dec, 2021

"Young valley filmmaker sweeps festival awards" - Comox Valley Arts, Nov 2021

Getting through the checkpoint - Saving Earth Magazine (Vancouver)

Mackai Sharp Radio Interview - Mid Coast Morning, Aug 2021

Highlighted Filmmaker Mackai Sharp - VISFF

"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, (Victoria)

Mackai Sharp Exhibit - Comox Valley Art Gallery 

CVCollective Gallery Feature Article 

"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

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I live + create on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks Nation.