Born in Angola to a Portuguese father and an Italian mother, Bruno began life with a wide-open view of the world. So, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue a career in photography. A discipline he describes as the perfect combination of art and science. Telling stories through his photographic work led him into film-making. His work is as varied as his past from strong narrative pieces to action-packed cinematic style films to tightly observed comedy spots. Whatever the genre, his work shows his strength as a conceptual thinker which he believes is key to creating work that resonates with an audience. He is a master of the technical but the focus of his work remains on delivering a tight narrative through his captivating visuals. His work has been seen across the globe and has racked up quite a few awards along the way.
Mzo is a writer and director who graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2015, having majored in Screenwriting & Directing. Originally from the small town of Klerksdorp, Mzo headed to Los Angeles after graduating where he joined a team of fresh, young directors - The High5Collective. Together they worked on numerous projects as both directors and content creators for companies such as Partizan and Ranchhand and produced music videos for artists like Tyler the Creator, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and Will i Am.
Mzo moved back to South Africa in 2016, where he worked as a freelancer at some of Cape Town’s leading production companies, which only served to remind him of how much he loved directing…
Currently in the process of developing a feature film, Mzo has joined Carbon Collective as one of our fresh, new directors.
Armed with the experience of having moved from Los Angeles to Langa, Mzo represents a unique cultural lens that draws from both global and authentic South African culture.