Manuel is born and raised in Sweden, his parents are from Chile.
He studied film in Los Angeles and a Masters in Film directing at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (DI).
His images exist in a theatrical setting that is both narrative and starkly visual,
revealing the poetic and sometimes macabre world. He enjoys bringing an
innovative international approach to his work, making them beautiful, believable
and full of personality. His ability to direct mainstream films with an auteurism approach makes him a well-sought director.