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.
Check it out if you're interested. 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.