mari cobra

about me

Mariana Cobra is a EMMY winner film director based between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brasil. Multi-artist she is also screenwriter, cinematographer, photographer and creative producer. 

Her first shortfilm "The Regret" was selected to Mongolia International Film Festival, 32nd Berlin International Shortfilm Festival, Seoul International New Media Festival,  among others. Her second shortfilm "Lucía's tale", a fiction narrative shot in Uruguay was presented at CINEFem. Indeed, her feature fiction script "Lucía and the swimming pool"  won a fund for development from the Brazilian Agency of Cinema in 2018 (FSA) and it was selected by Torino Film Lab in 2019 and FAMdeTODOS lab in 2020, currently produced by Clariô Filmes and oPAR.

 Her first documentary "OUR blood OUR body" released by FOX Latin America is a 8th International Emmy Kids Awards WINNER in 2019. Mari has also idealized and directed the web series Zodíaca for Hysteria (Youtube). Mari was selected for Berlinale Talents Buenos Aires 2021 and in the same year she has also directed an episode of the tv series "Burnout Society" for Globoplay /GNT, shortlisted as best documentary series at the Brazilian Cinema Prize in 2022. In the same year she has directed the 18a season of the Tv Series "Blue Building Detectives" for Gloob/Globoplay.  In 2023 her shortfilm "If you need something..." premiered at Festival do Rio and her new feature documentary in development,  LOURDES, was selected for DOCSP Lab.

Her narrative and non-fiction work plunges deep into the soul of imagination and creates dream-like poetic meditations on life, always questioning society standards.

Indeed her commercial work for brands like Avon, Netflix, Levi's and P&G captures real life from a magical yet realistic perspective, always working to achieve an innovative style.

As cinematographer Mari worked in partnership with Glauco Firpo on "Our Blood Our Body" and also she has worked on the shortfilm "The Gift", directed by Daniel Wierman and selected to Mix Brasil Festival among many others. She has also been nominated for best Cinematography at VMF - Video Music Festival Brasil in 2021.

Her still photography started with streetstyle pictures for Levi's, travelling the world around the music festivals. After that she dedicated herself only to analog formats, doing editorials, personal series and portraits. 

DIVINAS is her self-published analog photobook dedicated to empower latin american women through their body confidence featured in magazines and newspapers around the region, such as Estadão, El País, Tpm, Cosmopolitan. The project is also in development to become a feature documentary.

In 2022 Mari has presented her first solo exhibition "Liberdade pede Passagem" at Rato Branko, Rio de Janeiro, a series about street carnival developed during 7 years on 35mm. In 2024 she presented "Odoyá" at Lala ART house in Salvador.


Brazil : (Commercials and Branded Content) -> laCOBRA studio 

Brazil (Entertainment) -> Ilana Brakarz 

Asia : East Europe :: Middle East -> GO EAST  

Germany : ->  IVORY