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Manto Films launch new website

Lizzy Brothwood

To celebrate and tell us more about it, we put Manto Films’ gaffer, Paul, in the hot seat.

Who are Manto Films?

First and foremost we’re a team of filmmakers who love the work that we do. We get excited about telling great stories and bringing ideas to life. We’re creative, responsive and genuinely in love with film. For us, it’s important that we make content that people remember.

What is Manto about?

Manto’s come a long way in nine years. From a one-man band to a small team of creatives (and Reggie the dog), who are driven by the same values –  passion, commitment and flair. As a team, we have the courage to try new things and are not afraid to make mistakes. In our work, we get a buzz from challenging attitudes and making people think. Our office is a lively space in which we have the confidence to produce fantastic work.

Who do you shoot films for?

A mixed bag! In the main, we direct, shoot and produce commercial films for brands, charities, agencies, and companies. We’ve been lucky enough to work with Yorkshire Tea, Bettys, Arriva Buses, G4S and Foxtons. The team is encouraged to work on their own personal projects, producing films with no boundaries. That way, we can each inject a bit of our own personality into them. Check out Me vs Me and Not an Object.

Why did you decide to launch a new website?

We wanted something new, fresh and innovative to represent who we are and what we’re about. Our new showreel shows the breadth of work that we do and in turn, offers a better experience for our clients. We think it’s awesome and we hope that you do too!

What did you learn along the way?

That everyone has an opinion if you ask! And a valued one at that. It’s been a real learning curve from start to finish and we are deeply proud of what we have accomplished.

Who designed & built your new website?

Outpost in Leeds. We’re proud of our northern roots and wanted to partner with local website experts Josh and Jamie. They’ve worked as an extended part of our team and delivered a high spec website to our brief and on budget. They’re top-notch.

What new features are there?

One of our favourite features was the new, revolving 3D logo. It’s taken Manto’s brand to another level. Another little quirk is that you can view our website in night mode (just click the circle on the left-hand corner). Hours and hours of fun.

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