E. Mackey is a director, cinematographer, and editor from Miami, FL. Beginning his career in 2002, he first found notoriety as a rapper, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. His experience in the music and fashion industries have afforded him the opportunity to work with various celebrities, while his business ventures have led to worldwide travel.
In 2012 he founded what would become Dope Heart Media Inc., a multimedia company that provided graphic design, photography, and video production to local businesses and individuals. By 2018 he had completed over 500 projects, traveled to 14 countries, and expanded his client list to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Twitter, Google, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Remy Martin, Hennessy and many more.
Mackey decided to pursue a career in film and earned a Master’s of Fine Arts, in Film Production, from Full Sail University. While at Full Sail, Mackey worked as a cinematographer and editor on over 10 films before writing and directing his cohort’s thesis film, Lucid.
During the production of Lucid, Mackey collaborated with his producers to spearhead a fundraising strategy that would secure sponsorship from Slim-Fast, and raise nearly $8,000 in funding. In addition to directing a cast and crew of 63 individuals, Mackey also edited the film and collaborated with producers to have Lucid premiere at a local theater. Mackey would go on to become the Salutatorian of his class and earn Course Director Awards in Experimental Filmmaking, Film Assembly, and Business of Film.
Mackey is also the editor of Baller Alert’s forthcoming scripted series, Bottle Girls, and is currently developing his first feature film as a writer/director.
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