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 completing a short documentary shot in Mexico and the UK with collaborator Jade Ang Jackman and a producing feature documentary with Mexican filmmaker Tabatta Salinas.


Documentary Filmmaking at EICTV - Cuba

Contemporary Photography at EFTI - Madrid



Glenn Kitson, David Helman, Charlotte Wales, Mariano Vivanco, Sasha Nathwani, 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, Adam Leon, Ben Hutton, Caito Ortiz (BR), Giuliano Cedroni (BR), Kiko Ribeiro (BR), Cassia Dian (BR), João Wainer (BR), Thales Banzai (BR).

Production Companies:

Across the Pond, Agile Films, Animal Kingdom (NYC), BossaNovaFilms (BR), Black Dog Films, Boutique Films (BR), CAVIAR TV, Conspiração Films (BR), Colors (FR), ICONOCLAST, FAMILIA, FRIEND, Masa Pictures, Odelay Films, Prodigo Films (BR), Pulse Films, Tangerine Films, Poisson Rouge Pictures, RSA Films, WracK W+K, Voodoo Pictures

Countries I have shot in: 

New York, Beirut, Burundi, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Ukraine, Croatia, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Berlin and more.