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About Us

About Skatepark Films

Skatepark Films is a Los Angeles based boutique production company creating compelling and dramatic stories that inform and entertain global audiences.

Founded by Emmy Nominated filmmaker Manjari Makijany and Producer Emmanuel Pappas. The company has a slate of feature, documentary and TV Series projects in development and production.


Manjari wrote, directed and produced the Netflix Original feature SKATER GIRL which released in June 2021 in 191 countries and in 31 languages. She also directed and co-produced the Disney Channel Original movie SPIN, which released August 2021.


Emmanuel has 24 years industry experience producing and managing productions with a specialty in India. He spent eight years at Warner Bros. Physical Production supporting the production of over 40 major studio features prior to setting up Skatepark Films LLC.

Behind the scenes

with the SPF Team

The Team

The Skatepark Film Team 

Manjari Makijany Headshot
Manjari Makijany

Director / Writer / Producer

Emmanuel Pappas on set Skater Girl Headshot
Emmanuel Pappas
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