Director Emmanuel Fordjour grew up in Staten Island, New York. After completing college, he moved to Southern California to further his education in filmmaking. During this time, Emmanuel directed a few shorts, including, “ATAP” an acronym for All Things Are Possible, and co-directed and produced “Figure”. He also worked on a feature length film “White On Rice” as 2nd Camera and DIT (Digital Imaging technician), A documentary called “South Central Gospel” as cinematographer.
Since then, Emmanuel has had opportunities to work for world-renowned creative directors including Danny Clinch and Jesse Dylan. While working for both, he learned first hand how to work and interact with acclaimed stars including Mathew McConaughey, Harrison Ford, Ben Ford, Jim Marshall, Ryan Adams and many.
Now as the founder of MannySkillz Filmz, Emmanuel has directed, produced, shot and edited over 40 music videos, short films, documentary, corporate video and more. Currently, Emmanuel is working towards his MFA (Master of Fine Arts) while he waits to resume production in 2020.