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 in May 2015. I have just completed post-production on the film Hamburg Stag and am currently editing two films, a drama called Solitary and an information film for the charity Age UK.
Other film work includes: editing services for Honey Tongued Theatre Productions; editing assistant to US film installation artist Edgar Arceneaux; matchday broadcast director / editor for Rotherham United (Claremont Media / BBC Sport) and I recently worked on Brief Encounters (ITV), National Treasure (Channel 4) and feature films Still Born Still Loved (Big Buddha Films), Paddy Considine's new film Journeyman, and The Devil Outside directed by Andrew Hulme which will be in cinemas early 2017.
I was Location Manager for SKY1 sitcom Rovers as well as several commercials for national TV campaigns.
I am co-director of London-based Black Ice Theatre Company, which specialises in producing theatre pieces and stage-to-screen adaptations by new writers, and I am also a part-time tutor teaching Film and Television Production.