Director/Producer

Manuel S. Umo is a commercial, music video and film director who uses an expressionist emphasis on individual perspective, through his raw, hand held, storytelling style. After beginning his career as a freelance reporter in places such as Kosovo, Israel and Spain, he moved to the United States with several scholarships to study film at NYU. He then moved to Los Angeles to form his own company, New Logic Cine. His portfolio of clients include networks such as BBC World, Reuters and El Mundo TV, as well as dozens of brands.

Expressionist, Raw Storytelling

Manuel S. Umo is a commercial, music video and film director who uses an expressionist emphasis on individual perspective, through his raw, hand held, storytelling style. After beginning his career as a freelance reporter in places such as Kosovo, Israel and Spain, he moved to the United States with several scholarships to study film at NYU. He then moved to Los Angeles to form his own company, New Logic Cine. His portfolio of clients include networks such as BBC World, Reuters and El Mundo TV, as well as dozens of brands.

Bio-Teaser

Directing Debut

This sizzle reel captures the look and feel of Manuel S. Umo's directing debut, in production now. Trouble is a gritty, dark story of underground horse racing to be filmed in November of 2018.

Director: Manuel S. Umo
Business Consultant: Matt Heisie
Voiceover: Angela Whittaker

Early Years

Director Manuel S. Umo was embedded during the war in Kosovo, capturing stories between the refugee camps, the NATO positions in the air and the Kosovo Liberation Army on the ground. With just an old micro camera, Manuel was able to work as a freelance for media organizations such as BBC World and Reuters covering other places in conflict around the world, such as Israel. This two minute film helped propel Manuel’s early career, securing him a scholarship at NYU and allowing him to immigrate to the United States.

Director/Cinematographer: Manuel S. Umo
Location: Southern Border of Kosovo
Media Organizations: BBC World and Reuters
Production Consultant: Frank Considine (BBC World)
Special Thanks: Commander Ruzhdi Saramati, Brigade 28/128, and Bruno Selimaj (New York)

Spots

Through his production company New Logic Cine, based in Santa Monica, CA, Manuel is producing a series of spots and web commercials for multiple brands. Visit newlogiccine.com to know more about his work. This two minute spot captures the passion of Mel Friedman for his Jaguar collection.

Production Company: New Logic Cine
Director: Manuel S. Umo
Cinematographer: David Olivera
Music: Brandon Whittaker

NYU Film

Manuel S. Umo shot a 90 minute thesis film in the streets of New York City on a Super 16mm camera with the ultra-low budget of $200,000. As an extension of his studies at the film school (SCPS) of New York University, he was granted an Extraordinary Talent (O1) Visa and later a Green Card to pursue his career in the US.

SOLDIERS IN THE SHADOWS – Trailer
Director Manuel S. Umo
Cinematographer: George Gibson
Producers: David Olivera, Kit Redding, Manuel S. Umo
Funding: Cultural Department / Canary Islands Government
Special Thanks: Gary Gashgarth – NYU Film School

Music Videos

Featured on VH1, Manuel Umo's Music Video debut, portrays the New York rock and roll band Hollis Brown, with a frenetic and multiple speed editing technique.

SWEET TOOTH
Band: Hollis Brown
Album: 3 Shots
Director/Cinematographer: Manuel S. Umo
Produced by: Cindy DaSilva
Executive Producers: Mike Montali and Jon Bonilla
Location: Lower East Side – New York City

Contact

310 689 8560

929 Colorado Ave. Suite 123 Santa Monica, CA 90401

manuel@newlogiccine.com

Manuel’s office is located at Cross Campus, Los Angeles’ largest co-working space.

Contact

310 689 8560

929 Colorado Ave. Suite 123 Santa Monica, CA 90401

manuel@newlogiccine.com

Manuel’s office is located at Cross Campus, Los Angeles’ largest co-working space.