From the beginning of time man has sought to express himself through storytelling. From cave paintings and the oral tradition to moving pictures and Snapchat. Telling stories is an intrinsic part of human evolution and who we are at Mann Made. Historian and author Yuval Harari is famed for saying that “History isn’t a single narrative, but thousands of alternative narratives.”
He goes on to say that “the lives of most people have meaning only within the network of stories they tell one another.” We narrate our clients’ stories to help them find their place and meaning in relation to the world.
At Mann Made we are a family of storytellers, quite literally. Founded by three brothers in 2000, this level 2 BBBEE company employs talented creatives and producers, who are inspired to tell our clients' stories through a variety of media. Our people set us apart. Their passion and experience drives productivity and creativity – everyone comes together, each with their unique skill set, and a streamlined formula, to ensure a fast turn-around time, while maintaining quality. Watch our work in action.
Despite how technology and storytelling platforms change over time, we understand that inspirational stories are not just about a captivating narrative and three-act structure, but also about ruthless editing. We ensure that all the elements come together coherently to create the whole. This is true whether we're working on a video, animation, event, activation, interactive design or social media campaign.
At Mann Made we’re mavericks, who embrace the reality that we live in extraordinary times, where progress is accelerating at an exponential rate. Our mission echos founder of Singularity University Peter Diamandis’ belief that “We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change and the rate of change is increasing.”
We embrace disruption and innovation through our state-of-the-art facilities, latest equipment and software, as well as the projects we collaborate on. Mann Made embraces exponential technologies that enable us to tackle Africa’s grand challenges with groundbreaking results. It is the fibre of who we are and what we do. Mann Made proudly hosted the inaugural Singularity University Summit in South Africa in August 2017, the first of its kind on the continent, which aims to help future-proof Africa.