MANUELA LUPINI is a London based editor.
Manuela was born in Venezuela, where she collaborated closely with the Grammy Award winning rock band La Vida Bohéme until she decided to move to the UK to study Editing in the prestigious National Film and Television School.
Her graduation documentary Side by Side was nominated for a Grierson Award and in 2015, the Royal Television Society chose her film as Best Postgraduate Documentary and recognised Manuela's work with an award for Best Editing. Manuela was also recognised as Best Editor at the BAFTA qualified Underwire Film Festival for her work on the quirky comedy Satan has a Bushy Tail.
Her other short film credits include the sexy bondage thriller Room 55 winner of Best Cinematography in the Student Competition at Camerimage and the animation Pineapple Calamari winner of Best Short Animation Award at the Oscar qualifying Fantastic Film Festival Sitges.
She worked as an assistant editor in feature films like Vita & Virginia directed by Chanya Button and Viceroy's House directed by Gurinder Chadha. As well as TV series like Sky Atlantic's drama Patrick Melrose, the BAFTA nominated 24 hours in Police Custody and the BAFTA winning Sarah & Duck.
Her most recent credits include the Netflix series Sanpa Sins of The Saviour directed by Cosima Spender. Channel4's Sun, Sea and Surgery, directed by Lyttanya Shannon. Other credits also include Murder in Italy for BBC4 Storyville & Sky Italy, selected as Sky Atlantic's 2017 best non-scripted series debut and the BAFTA-winning BBC ONE TV series Ambulance..
Manuela is passionate about sushi, bird watching & magical realism.