TO CAPTURE LIFE IN ITS SIMPLEST AND YET MOST COMPLEX FORMS - CULTURES, RELATIONSHIPS, IDENTITIES, PLACES - INSPIRE US TO EXPLORE AND COLLABORATE LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE GLOBE.
— Maren Wickwire

Maren Wickwire 
founder / creative & executive director / filmmaker

Maren Wickwire born in Germany holds an M.A.in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität in Berlin and studied Film at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. She has wide-ranging experience in directing, producing and filming documentaries as well as working with multivocal video installations. Maren’s work has been screened at FACA, WARM festival, Journeys festival and UN World Humanitarian Day among others. She is recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant and is a long time creative collaborator of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and ART WORKS Projects focusing on issues around peacemaking, conflict resolution and global migration. Currently she is conducting research in Cyprus on female domestic workers and has completed her most recent film on transnational motherhood “Together Apart”. She lives in the United States and works globaly. 


Desiree Agngarayngay
post production / motion design

Desiree was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Hawai’i with her family at the age of 1. She’s been in Chicago since 2007 and studied post-production and effects at Columbia College. Much of this passion in the arts stem from her interests of creation, visual storytelling, and people. Motivated by her faith, she hopes to serve others in creating meaningful projects.

Take a look at her beautiful work - here


Derek Wickwire
web applications developer /
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Derek was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in Ankara, Turkey, a remote corner of Germany and Spokane, WA. He is a Web Applications Developer and consultant. He loves developing web tools and in depth structures for websites. He currently works as a Web Applications Developer at Crossway, Good News Publishers who are publishing the ESV bible.


INTERN WITH US! 

Manifest media is offering remote internships with a focus on digital media production and visual storytelling. Interns have the opportunity to team up and learn about various aspects of producing and publishing online content, with an emphasis on giving voice and meaning to the pressing issues of our time. 
If you’
re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about human rights and digital platforms, please apply! Start dates are flexible but we require a min. Of two months commitment. Looking for applicants with experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics and strong writing skills.

The application consists of a cover letter, resume, writing sample
Please send application to maren@manifestmedia.de