M anuel de Coco was born in 1975 in Athens, Greece. He is a film director and writer, best known for his poetic and transcendent film language. He is also known for going to extreme places to explore  humanity’s relationship with spirituality.

He has directed 23 documentaries for the National TV Channels of Greece (ET1, NET, ERT SAT);
He has also worked in commercials, conferences and TV projects with production companies in Greece, Cyprus, Belgium and Mexico (Leo Burnett, Filothea Productions, Lumiere, Adenalina Films etc.).
Οne of his most important corporate videos was “Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos”.

H is first feature film “Unknown Land” was filmed in Yemen and in Israel. It has participated in 17 International Film Festivals (Sao Paulo IFF, Andrei Tarkovsky IFF, Cairo IFF etc.) and won several awards. The film has been banned in many countries of the Arab world and in Israel.

His latest film, is the upcoming documentary feature “Invisible World – Shambhala”, shot over a thirteen -year period in Tibet, Mongolia, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Italy and Vatican City.

Currently he is developing the feature film “This is Hell” which is an international co-production.

He is the founder and festival director of Kimolos International Film Festival in Greece.