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Film, Research & Education

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MANIFEST MEDIA is a production company with a focus on documentary filmmaking and education. Our aim is to raise awareness on social and economic disparities. We bring an understanding of qualitative methods, visual storytelling and technology to our projects, in order to educate, inspire and connect people across dividing lines. Founded in 2007, we have produced in, and reached audiences across more than twenty countries since inception.

Focusing on the human experience, our team is combining qualitative methods, visual communication and technology to connect people.  We work with nonprofits, civil society and communities to create tool to raise awareness about pressing issues and inspire change.

With our team of experienced collaborates, ranging from filmmakers, ethnographers, photographers, script writers, composers, marketing experts, motion designers, composers and graphic artists, we will find the optimal solution for each individual project


Our Partners and Clients

Working with Maren Wickwire and Manifest Media was a dream. Not only did Maren dedicate herself to the work and the project, but her ideas greatly added to the original concept we had. She showed deep dedication to the content of our project, and worked tirelessly to realize our vision. The final product is wecameback.org. We are looking for ways to continue to work with Manifest Media. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
— Jocelyn Kelly, Director, Women in War Program Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Maren’s work is absolutely excellent in editing and design. She is incredibly collaborative, responsible, and creative. She understands large concepts and small details and cares about all of them - and she makes hard work seem fun. I would like to work with her forever!
— Leslie Thomas, Designer and Human Rights Advocate, ART WORKS Projects
Maren Wickwire visited my postgraduate course “Museum Studies” in the Spring semester of 2018 and taught a two-part workshop to the students. The workshop focused on how one can tell stories about objects with the use of video. Maren was a calm, confident and inspiring speaker who motivated the students to tell their own stories about their chosen objects. Despite the fact that the students of this course are art history MA students with no or limited previous filming experience, Maren made the whole process seem simple and encouraged personal stories and approaches to telling stories. It was a wonderful experience for the students and especially for me.
— Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Cyprus University of Technology