Manes loves American sports. Football in particular, as he is a rabid Packers fan, although he played basketball for ten years as a small forward. This athletic obsession is clearly reflected in his work, which communicates a vivid sense of reality and a quiet intensity.
Manes’ love for filmmaking started while studying at the Film Academy Vienna, which lead to a career as an editor for sports films. His true calling was directing and he first made the transition to commercials in the European market. He has been in constant demand since then and made his mark in the US directing an international Fitbit campaign.
His directing style is energetic, emotional and cinematic. He is a reflective observer of the human experience and often creates images which are shaded with a pensive quality. He is naturally drawn to projects with a sports/action element and is adept at visual storytelling.
Slim Pictures is a boutique commercial production company. We keep things lithe.
We combine our directors’ strengths with resourcefulness to produce compelling stories for our clients.
We create content that opens up our world and inspires audiences everywhere.
We ride our bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice to get ice cream.
Owner/EP Tom Weissferdt established Slim in 2010 and continues to collaborate
with ingenious talent from across the globe.