Brazilian born but raised global, Manoela Chiabai is a creative producer who brings passion, cultural sensitivity, and a love for photography to her slate of projects. Due to her unrivalled energy, she and GQ’s in-house production team innovated amidst a global pandemic to create a star-studded awards ceremony featuring short documentaries with names such as Michaela Coel, Lewis Hamilton, Marcus Rashford and more.

Within the commercial realm, Chiabai aims to support authentic storytelling culminating in campaigns for Guinness in Lagos, Tofoo with an advert on Channel 4, and a takeover of the VANS stores and social media all over Europe. She has also produced award-winning music videos for Black Midi, Sudan Archives, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Olly Alexander, and Baxter Dury.

Having worked for the last 2 years as in house producer and directors rep at RSCG - Ridley Scott Creative Group, in 2022 she decided to go solo, focusing on more curated narrative projects.

Chiabai's global footprint extends to HBO documentaries, SXSW-winning features, and Cannes-selected shorts. She recently executive produced "Como Você," a WePresent-commissioned documentary exploring the Brazilian Grime scene. Currently, she's developing a series of projects, and writing her first short film while also completing a documentary shot in Mexico and the UK with collaborator Jade Ang Jackman and producing a feature documentary with Mexican filmmaker Tabatta Salinas.


Documentary Filmmaking at EICTV - Cuba

Contemporary Photography at EFTI - Madrid


Directors I have worked with:

David Wilson, Rich Hall, Ivana Bobic, Glenn Kitson, David Helman, Sylvie Weber, Remi Laudat, Charlotte Wales, Mariano Vivanco, Sasha Nathwani, Dawit NM, Augusta YR, Noel Paul, Lucy Bridger, Brock, Loral Raphael (Sons of Raphael), Above Ground, Toby Dye, Jordan Vogts-Roberts, Marie Schuller, Greg Barnes, Tom Hingston, Jade Jackman, Tom Dream, Thomas James, Craig Moore, Grandmas, Meji Alabi, KC Locke, Sophia + Robert, Bradley & Pablo, Ben Falk, Man vs. Machine, Adam Leon, Ben Hutton, Caito Ortiz (BR), Giuliano Cedroni (BR), Kiko Ribeiro (BR), Cassia Dian (BR), João Wainer (BR), Thales Banzai (BR).

Production Companies and Agencies I have worked with:

Across the Pond, Agile Films, ACADEMY FILMS, Animal Kingdom (NYC), BossaNovaFilms (BR), Black Dog Films, Boutique Films (BR), CAVIAR TV, Conspiração Films (BR), Colors (FR), ICONOCLAST, Familia, FRIEND, Leo Burnett, Nowness, Odelay Films, Prodigo Films (BR), Pulse Films, Tangerine Films, Poisson Rouge Pictures, RIFF RAFF FILMS, RSA Films, WracK W+K, We are Mahogany, Voodoo Pictures

Countries I have shot in: 

USA, England, Lebanon, Burundi, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Ukraine, Croatia, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Berlin and more.

Awards & Nominations of work I produced:


"NEIRUD" Best Feature Film and Best Editing at Olhar de Cinema, Curitiba Int'l Film Festival 2023

"NEIRUD" Best Screenplay at MixBrasil Film Festival, 2023

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Music Video” Gold at Creative Circle Awards 2023

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Direction” 2023 Kinsale Shark Awards

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Edit” Berlin Music Video 2023

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Cinematography” UKMVA 2022

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - Vimeo Staff Pick 2022

"O Roubo da Taça" - Audience Award Winner SXSW 2016


Guinness "Black Shines Brightest" made for AMV BBDO by RSA Films, MPC and 750mph, directed by Meji Alabi Shortlisted British Arrows 2023

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Music Video” Shortlisted British Arrows 2023

Priya Ragu "Adalam Va" - Shortlisted UKMVA's 2023

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Director” Finalist Ciclope 2022

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Alternative” UKMVA’s 2022

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Edit” UKMVA’s 2022

Black Midi "Sugar Tzu" - “Best Cinematography” UKMVA’s 2022

Sudan Archives "NBPQ (Topless)" - Shortlisted UKMVA's 2022

Sam Fender "Getting Started". - Shortlisted UKMVA's 202