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Augusto (Guss) Mallmann

Director, Editor, Writer

Career Summary

Guss Mallmann is an award-winning Latinx-Australian Editor & Director.

Nurtured in the Digital Age of cinema, Guss embraced an unconventional path, mastering celluloid film techniques, operating Steenbecks and 16/35mm cinema cameras. Most recently, Guss is embracing the AI revolution and learning (aka playing) with various new tools.

As an Editor, his credits include the Cannes Lions 2023 campaign entry film for Samsung, which won the Grand Prix that year. Moreover, Guss has assembled high-end productions which included talents such as Ricky Gervais, Usain Bolt, Macklemore, Kevin Dylon and more.

As a Director, his music video 'Like People' earned a J Awards 2018 nomination for Australian Music Video of the Year, and secured the #2 spot on Rage FIFTY 2018 — only trailing Childish Gambino’s 'This Is America'. Other achievements include National Geographic's Cosmos Interstitials with Ann Druyan, DZ Deathrays' 'Like People', and The Relentless Series featuring Anna Meares

In 2015, Guss wrote and directed the post-horror short A Private Session. Through its deconstructed narrative, the film immerses the audience in the chilling mental landscape of women grappling with gaslighting and psychological violence. A Private Session was nominated for various film competitions worldwide, including Macabro Mexico City and Bogoshorts, in Colombia.

Guss's directing style is an intricate tapestry of interpretation. It unfolds through a minimalist, seductive, and often with an absurdly-infused aesthetic. His productions have garnered acclaim at global festivals and reached millions of viewers worldwide.

Beyond filmmaking, Guss indulges in his passions: playing music, travelling, painting, and collecting vintage lenses.


DZ Deathrays: Like People

The Relentless Series with Anna Meares

A Private Session

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2023, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, France, Samsung Flipvertising Case Study
  • 2023, Spikes Asia Grand Prix, Singapore, Samsung Flipvertising Case
  • 2019, CLIPPED Music Video Festival, Australia, DZ Deathrays: Like People
  • 2018, J Awards, Australia, DZ Deathrays: Like People
  • 2018, Byron Bay Int’l Film Festival, Australia, DZ Deathrays: Like People
  • 2018, Napoli Film Festival, Italy, DZ Deathrays: Like People
  • 2017, Macabro: Mexico City Int’l Horror Film Festival, Mexico, A Private Session
  • 2017, Cardiff Int’l Film Festival, UK, A Private Session
  • 2017, Fake Flesh Film Fest, Canada, A Private Session
  • 2017, Big Terror Horror Short Film Festival, USA, A Private Session
  • 2016, Bogotá Int’l Short Film Festival (Bogoshorts), Colombia, A Private Session
  • 2011, MVMU National Awards, Australia, No More Heroes

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 2012, AFTRS, Australia, Graduate Certificate in VFX
  • 2014, Metro Screen, Australia, Certificate IV in Screen and Media, Assistant Director Scholarship
  • 2004, PUCRS, Brazil, Bachelor of Social Communication, Honours in Advertising
  • 2009, JMC Academy, Australia, Diploma of Popular Music and Performance
  • 2011, Australian Pacific College, Australia, Diploma of Management
  • 2010, Australian Pacific College, Australia, Certificate IV in Marketing

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