Mariano is an Emmy Award nominated director, producer and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He’s obsessively curious and extremely passionate about all forms of storytelling.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, he fell in love with New York City at a young age and has been living there for over a decade.
He was one of the founding members and staff filmmakers at CNN’s documentary unit “Great Big Story”, until it closed its doors in 2020. During his time at GBS Mariano made some of the most cinematic and highest viewed videos on the platform, like The Voice of Mario Bros, which has over 38 Million views on YouTube. Before CNN, Mariano worked at VICE Media for 5 years, creating original content about food, music, news, travel, and culture.
Most recently, Mariano directed an episode of the acclaimed Netflix Original Documentary show Street Food: USA, by the creators of Chef’s Table.
For the last two years he’s been full time freelancing with clients such as Lonely Planet, Salesforce, CNBC, Al Jazeera, USA Today, Boiler Room, Toyota, TED, Johnnie Walker, etc.
He’s a proud alumni and film major of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he has since returned as a guest lecturer on documentary filmmaking.
Mariano loves to cook, especially dishes from his native Peru and has a growing collection of Latin American records.
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