white māori settler living + creating uninvited on K’ómox territory
Mackai is currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada but available globally. He has been filmmaking and creating since he was 8 years old, often fostering and researching his own arts education as no school programs would (and still won’t) accept him to study due to his age.
Since graduating from highschool, Mackai's work has been screened internationally with his films playing across Canada, Europe and Asia with upcoming showings in the USA and South America. Adjacent to filmmaking, his work in photography both reporting and creative has been seen in exhibition and published nationally.
As of 2021, Mackai identifies as a Filmmaker/Photographer/Creative Director but that is all subject to change as he continues exploring new mediums and formats to better share his stories and translate his thoughts into a mutual language.
Best Cinematography
Espwa
Vancouver Island Youth Film Festival
Vancouver Island
2021
Official Selection
Before the beauty is gone
Noble International Film Festival
Bengaluru
2021
Official Selection
Before the beauty is gone
Squamish International Film Festival
Squamish
2021
Award Winner
Before the beauty is gone
World Film Carnival
Singapore
2021
Official Selection
Before the beauty is gone
Super International Teenager Film Festival
Bucharest
2021
Official Selection
Before the beauty is gone
International FReDD Green Film Festival (Toulouse, France)
Toulouse
2021
People's Choice Award
Before the beauty is gone
Vancouver Island Short Film Festival
Vancouver island
2021
Official Selection
Tic
Reel Youth Film Festival
Cumberland, BC.
2020
Height
5'9
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White/Māori
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
white māori settler living + creating uninvited on K’ómox territory