Hi - please allow me to introduce myself...
My name is Paul Manning. I am an established, independent producer and film maker, having completed a first class Masters degree in Film and Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University. I have television credits on programmes in Croatia, Spain, South Korea and the UK and was nominated for the Royal Television Society Student Award in 2014 for the wildlife documentary A World Within Three Acres.
I have been producing charity fundraising films since 2006 including the hugely successful SHU Rugby calendar films, and have produced many drama shorts, documentary films and music videos.
In 2014 I directed the TV sitcom pilot Pride & Pensioners, and the film adaptation of Anthony Bull's play Bummer, which was screened at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.
I have adapted, produced, shot and edited two further short dramas: Hamburg Stag and Solitary for London based Black Ice Theatre Company, of which I am co-founder.
Black Ice Theatre Company specialises in producing edgy new theatre pieces and stage-to-screen adaptations of works by new writers.
Other film work includes: editing services for Honey Tongued Theatre Productions; editing assistant to US film installation artist Edgar Arceneaux and matchday broadcast director / editor for Rotherham United (Claremont Media / BBC Sport). I also worked on Brief Encounters (ITV), National Treasure (Channel 4) and feature films Still Born Still Loved (Big Buddha Films), Paddy Considine's film Journeyman, and The Devil Outside directed by Andrew Hulme.
I was Location Manager for SKY1 sitcom Rovers as well as several commercials for national TV campaigns.
I am also a part-time tutor teaching Film and Television Production.