Maria Ines Manchego has shot various feature films, documentaries, music videos and commercials in locations around the world. 

This year she received  NZCS Gold Award for the 'Suncatcher' commercial shot in NYC  and was the recipient of the Al Guilford Emerging Cinematographer Award. 

Previously she was also 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' .