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Wildlife filmmaker Manolo Mendieta aims to highlight themes of nature conservation and animal behavior through pristine visual narratives and thought-inducing stories.

While developing his natural history long-form debut "Whalelands" spanning five years of production. Manolo had the opportunity to capture rarely seen wildlife behaviors in remote locations such as Antarctica, Norway, and the South Pacific. 

Some of his most notable credits in the nature documentary space include his work as a cameraman for BBC's Bafta award-winning series "Big Blue Live", "Wild West", and National Geographic’s; "Mexico Untamed". 

Manolo Mendieta
Manolo Mendieta

Filming Orcas in Northern Norway
Filming Orcas in Northern Norway

Photo by: Juan Pablo Maturana

Filming in the open ocean
Filming in the open ocean

Photo by: Carlos Mendieta

Manolo Mendieta
Manolo Mendieta

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Production Skill Set

Production (Producer, Executive Producer)​

Direction (Writing, Self Shooting)

Cinematography  (Topside, Underwater, Aerial, Cineflex)​

Post Production (Editing, Color Grading, Supervising)

Drone Operation (FAA Part 107 / Heavy Lifter Drones)​

PADI Master Diver (Nitrox/Air, CCR)​

First Aid, CPR Red Cross Certified​

Maritime / Cetacean / Outdoors experience​

Small Boat Handling  (USCG 6 Pack License)

Paragliding Pilot (P3 License)​

Trilingual (English/Spanish/Italian) 

 

 

 

Production Credits 

2021 - Whalelands -  Spunco Films

2020 - Convergence - Spunco Films 

2019 - Quest of Wonder - Spunco Films

2018 - Becoming Champions - Tartufo Films, Netflix  (Post Producer)

2018 - Great White - Spunco Films

2017 - 7 DÍAS - Fernando Kalife -Feature Film- (Post Producer)

2013 - Cabo Pulmo - Spunco Films

 

Cinematography Credits

2021 - The Immaculate Room - Mukunda Michael (Underwater)  

2018 - Nat Geo Wild -  Mexico Untamed

2018 - Discovery -  Deep Water Discoveries 

2017 - Nat Geo Wild - When Sharks Attack - Season 4

2017 - History Channel - Ancient Aliens - Season 10 

2016 - BBC Wild West America's Great Frontier - Restless Shores

2016 - Smithsonian Channel  - Crazy Monster Series - Season 1

2016 - BBC / PBS - Best of Big Blue Live

2015 - BBC / PBS - Big Blue Live 

2015 - ABC - Frantic Family Rescue

 

 

 

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*Commercial and music video credits not listed.