Maria Ines Manchego is a cinematographer from NZ residing in Los Angeles. She was recently the recipient of Jane Campion CineFem Scholarship for a female cinematographer by the New Zealand Film Commission and has completed a Masters degree in Cinematography from The American Film Institute .
This year she has completed principal photography on the feature film 'Vermilion'. Her other work includes 'PULP' which was awarded Best Music film at the NME awards, screened at multiple film festivals including SXSW and opened the Sheffield documentary festival. She also lensed LOVE STORY which played at the London Film Festival and Hotdocs & for which she was nominated as Best Feature Film Cinematographer at the NZ Film and TV awards.
Maria Ines has shot various music videos and shorts in locations around the world. Her photography has been exhibited in NYC and her commercial work won her a Young Directors award at Cannes in 2012.