Ali Tabrizi (Filmmaker and avid ocean-lover) in Seaspiracy. c. Lucy Tabrizi

About Ali Tabrizi
Age30 Years
BirthOctober 7, 1993 United Kingdom
SpouseLucy Manning (Lucy Tabrizi) 24th Jun 2019 - now
OwnsDisrupt Studios
AlumniCanterbury College
TV ProgramsSeaspiracy

Netflix is unraveling the damage humankind does to marine life in their newest documentary, Seaspiracy. The team that brought us 2014’s Cowspiracy is back for this new film featuring director Ali Tabrizi. The filmmaker has turned his passion into his medium, bringing viewers a groundbreaking documentary highlighting the necessity of environmentalism. His new work has people asking who Ali Tabrizi is. So, we have all the details on this rising filmmaker here.

Ali Tabrizi’s Family

Ali Tabrizi was born on October 7, 1993, to a multicultural family. His father, a resident of the United Kingdom, is originally from Iran, while his mother was born and raised in the U.K.

Tabrizi is one of four children who grew up in Ramsgate along England’s southeast coast. He reportedly spent his early years behind a camera, captivated by the ocean and its mystery.

His family later moved to a politically unstable Iran. There, Tabrizi’s interest in war photojournalism grew.

Ali Tabrizi’s Career

Ali Tabrizi is a passionate environmentalist. His time in Iran also drove home for him the importance of storytelling in curbing injustice and the abuse of power.

After turning down the chance to study photojournalism at the London College of Communication, he embarked on a life-changing trip to India. He taught himself the art of filmmaking, and ecology has since become the heart of his career.

Together with his girlfriend-turned-wife, Tabrizi founded and currently operates Disrupt Studios, under which they produce their documentaries and a podcast about environmentalism.


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Kip Andersen, the director of 2014’s Cowspiracy, produces Seaspiracy, made by Tabrizi and his team. Ecotricity founder Dale Vince reportedly funded the documentary, which was acquired by Netflix in 2020. Tabrizi is the director and also features in the film.

IMDb also credits the documentary Vegan 2018 to the filmmaker, but Tabrizi tells he did not work on the project.

Ali Tabrizi’s Wife and Kids

Ali Tabrizi married Lucy Manning on June 24, 2019. They are parents to a young child.

Lucy Tabrizi, as she’s now known, is a cinematographer who worked on Seaspiracy and also features in it with her husband. She hails from Queensland, Australia, where she studied accounting, architecture, and law. She initially worked regular office jobs before switching gears to cinematography.


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Lucy also grew up in an environmentally conscious family. Her mother, Julie Manning, is an artist and poet who uses her platform to bring attention to the conservation of animals.