My name is Craig de Gouveia. I am an artist, writer, musician, and filmmaker.
I am intrigued about human potential, and my various projects exist to explore these possibilities and push these boundaries.
I love working with stories, music, and art. I create immersive worlds to showcase where these disciplines intersect.
Take a look at my portfolio below, and get in touch if you want to collaborate.
I have been writing stories for most of my life. I am fascinated by storytelling as a medium, and how humans think in stories. I find storytelling to be the most effective way to transfer concepts, whether they are simple, practical, or abstract. I use storytelling as an opportunity to entertain, educate, and inspire others.
For quite some time I have had access to a fictional world that exists in my imagination. Stories from here appear to me fully formed, and I am familiar with the characters who inhabit this world.
I created a publishing platform called Paracosmos as a way to get my stories out into the world. I share my stories to encourage people to explore the stories that exist within all of us.
Here are some of my recent works.
Music is something I have always been passionate about. From the moment I picked up a guitar as a teenager, I knew making music would always be a big part of my life.
I have released several albums and EPs as my creative alias matek. I write ambient soundscapes and experimental electronic music under my own name. I also create music to accompany my stories, and release these as soundtracks.
Here are my latest projects.
I see filmmaking as an extension of my desire to tell stories. Film is a medium that brings together aspects of storytelling, visual art, and music.
I co-created a travel vlog called The Space Around Us with my partner Alison, and this is our platform to tell our story.
I create animated short films for some of my Paracosmos stories, to give my characters an opportunity to experience four dimensional space.
I also produce music videos, and explore the art of creating a visual response to aural stimuli.
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Get in touch and let's create something amazing.