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.
Manuel wrote and directed his first feature film Mañana and the
swedish Emmy nominated tv-series Starke Man.
Manuel directed the film Batter that won ”Best Audience Award”
at Gothenburgh International Filmfestival and was screened at Festival de Cannes.
His commercial credit list includes costumers as IKEA, Sony, Betsson, and his music video credit list is extensive with artists such as Trey Songz,
The Sounds among many others. His musicvideos has over 15 million views on youtube.
In the fall of 2016 his latest feature film Den Enda Vägen (Blind Alley) will have theatrical release.