Mário Macedo was born 1989. Finished his studies at the School of Arts at UCP Porto and in the European Film College in Denmark. In Copenhagen he creates, together with other artists, 73collective - a community of young directors that focus on highly personal projects. His short documentary films Uncle Rui (2011) and Sinless Maria (2016) both premiered at DocLisboa Festival. The second won the National Grand Prix at FEST 2017 and both films were featured in the New Visions of Portuguese Directors at the Portuguese Cinematheque in the same year. His new short film Terceiro Turno (Skin River) premiered at Curtas Vila do Conde 2021 and won the Award for Best Director in the national competition. Works as a photographer, having been exhibited in different showcases and also been used by different musicians for their album covers.