Maren Wickwire \ founder and Executive Producer,
Director, DOP, Editor,

Maren Wickwire was born in Germany and founded Manifest Media subsequent to graduation in 2007. She studied Documentary film at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel, and holds an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität in Berlin. With wide-ranging experience in directing, producing and filming documentaries as well as working with multi-vocal video installations, Maren has presented her work in more than twenty countries and international film festivals and exhibitions. She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant and a long time creative collaborator of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and ART WORKS Projects, focusing on peacemaking, conflict resolution and global migration.


Desiree Agngarayngay lai \ post production & motion design

Desiree has a background in television production and effects and holds a degree in post production and motion and effects design from Columbia College, Chicago Illinois. She has worked as a media manager and video editor in advertisement and non-profit sector. At Manifest Media, she collaborates on projects as associate producer, motion designer and editor. Take a look at her beautiful work - here 


Valerie V. Kittlitz \ Script writer, Editor, Field Producer

Valerie von Kittlitz is a writer and editor for text, audio and video productions. She has produced journalistic and documentary broadcasts and podcasts with the RBB (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) and the digital media production company Kooperative Berlin. Her essays have been published through academic peer reviews and journals at Harvard and FU Berlin respectively, as well as award-winning publisher The Pigeonhole. Valerie holds an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology and an intermediate degree in European Ethnology from Humboldt University, Berlin. Having grown up in India, Ethiopia and Germany, she has an innate interest in multifaceted cultural representations.

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 three 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 your application to