Manfred Reiff has been shooting commercials, music videos and features for 15 years. He started his career as Director of Photography with creativity driven commercial directors, such as Kevin Godley, Rene Eller, Mark Story, Paul Meyer and Ernest Dickerson, which allowed him to establish a unique style and aesthetic.
He also worked with most of the preeminent special effects houses in the U.S., such as Rhythm and Hues, Blue Sky, Greenberg Associates and Mass Illusion, which enabled him to acquire thorough knowledge of the potential and problem solving solutions cinematography can offer for special effects shoots. While pursuing special effects, he also focused on fashion and beauty advertising, shooting commercials for many top fashion brands. He has done fashion and beauty commercial work with many supermodels including Linda Evangelista, Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford. His commercial work included working with many celebrities, including Michael Jordan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Roseanna Arquette and Carre Otis.
Manfred also shot several features. He recently completed 'Glow Ropes - The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah MC' with Judy Reyes of NBC's 'Scrubs'. 'Glow Ropes' will be released in the spring of 2006 and won the HBO Best Picture Award at the 2005 Latino Film Festival. Also in 2005 he shot 'Beyond', a short film which was part of the Hamptons Film Festival. His further feature credits include 'Under Heat' with Lee Grant and Robert Knepper and 'The Suitors', which was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.Manfred was lucky enough to shoot many of the ‘classic’ Saturday Night Live satire commercials with Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley & Phil Hartman.
He has also lensed many features including: Skater Girl, The Suitors, Glow Ropes, Under Heat, Just My Luck, Slice Of Pizza & Mirrors .He has extensive knowledge and experience with many special effects technologies in both film and High Def.