Chris Macari was honoured in 2008 at the Paris Olympia for his production of Le Combat Continue 3 by Kery James. He has since been very active on the French Hip Hop scene, producing and directing France’s number 1 rapper Booba’s latest 30 sum odd videos. Undoubtedly, Chris has made his place, as one of the best French Urban directors!
Macari was born in the Val de Marne in France, and left with his parents for Martinique two weeks after his birth. He grew up on Martinique, first in Carbet, and the n in Shcoelcher. He was educated in the capital city, Fort-de-France. He went to Ernest Renan Secondary School and to Victor Schoelcher High School. He graduated with an A-level in economics in 1998, and went to Paris for graphic art studies at the Grande Ecole of ESAG Penninghen, obtaining a diploma with honours in 2003.
He undertook a career in direction and production, and has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Bushido (rapper), Booba, Damani, Kery James, La Fouine, Mac Tyer, Mokobe, Soprano, Rim K, Sefyu, Rohff, Nessbeal, Casey, Despo, Soprano, 113, Princess Lover, Tina, Ali Angel, and Tony Parker.
Influenced during his youth by Spike Lee, Hype Williams, Chris Robinson, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and actors such as Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, Macari has a style described as dark, with original cinematographic touches.
Chris Macari 2012 Urban Demo Reel -