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About Us

About Skatepark Films

Skatepark Films is a Los Angeles based boutique production company founded by Emmanuel Pappas and Manjari Makijany. Emmanuel has 22 years industry experience producing and managing productions with a specialty in India/South Asia. He spent eight years at Warner Bros. Physical Production supporting the production of over 40 major studio features before stepping out to set up Skatepark Films. Manjari wrote, directed and produced the Netflix Original feature SKATER GIRL which released in June 2021 in 190 countries worldwide and in 34 languages. She also directed and co-produced Disney's SPIN which released August 2021.


Skatepark Films focuses on developing and producing compelling and dramatic stories that inform and entertain global audiences. The company currently has the feature documentary SKATE BASTI, and children's animated series THE LITTLE WITCH in production. Projects in development include: two television drama series, an animated feature, a children's animated series and a narrative feature.

Behind the scenes

with the SPF Team

The Team

The Skatepark Film Team 

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Manjari Makijany

Director / Writer / Producer

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Emmanuel Pappas
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