NAME: ETHAN MANIQUIS
LOCATION: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Director Ethan Maniquis hails from Southern California.
Snapshots of friends skating and surfing turned into directing punk rock videos on hi-8 and short films on 16mm. Bitten by the film bug and more importantly tired of pumping gas, Ethan took a P.A. job at Columbia Pictures where he went on to work in editorial on such legendary films as From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Sin City and Planet Terror. This led to work at Miramax films during the exciting independent film movement of the late 90's. Other credits include editing the thriller Sequestro Express; Venezuela's highest grossing film ever. He recently directed Machete with Robert Rodriguez.
"Collaborating with many talented filmmakers has taught me to live by these two rules:
Blaze your own path and don't name drop." (Tarantino told me that.)
I look forward to collaborating with more musicians and bringing my film experience into the world of music.
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