Nicki Manchisi is a writer, director and producer who lives in New York City.In 2003, Nicki co-directed and produced her first documentary about the political controversy that surrounded the exportation of Bolivia’s natural gas while studying abroad in Cochabamba. El gas no se vende takes an in-depth look at the controversy and corruption of the Bolivian government in their decision to exploit one of the nation’s most important natural resources.
Her second documentary, Flea Diaries, received honorable mention at the Vermont International Film Festival in 2005. Flea Diaries examined the people, the products, and the vendors that personify a New York City flea market. After working for Nickelodeon for a couple years she moved out West to receive her Master of Fine Arts in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University.
While out West, she completed several narrative shorts leading up to her most recent film, Woo Woo. She also also began experimenting with animation. Some of her recent work includes Wolf Woman, an experimental animation completed in 2011. The animation is based on a fable told in the extinct Alaskan Inuit language, Eyak. This was part of an artist residency grant on Governor's Island.