How We Create Video Content to Drive Results

We Put Clients First, Every Day, Every Time

Your business has many stories. We help you share them.

Video content is a cornerstone of your overall marketing strategy. We don’t just produce outstanding video content for our clients, we tell the stories that define who you are and what you do. We become a trusted marketing partner. Well done video content showing your company from many vantage points is an infinite gold mine.

We Listen to Your Story

We begin building your video library with the very first conversation. We listen to your goals, mission, challenges and future plans. We learn about your products, services, employees and history. We create a plan to develop the right content for the right audience, with suggestions for strategy and creative platforms. What begins with conversations quickly becomes a marketing road map to reaching your desired outcome.

We Deliver What We Promise

You’ll always get what you ask for — and more. We plan ahead for opportunities to enrich your video content and help tell your story. When you’re ready to create your next video, we have a jump start. Time and budget constraints, creative needs, location, talent, travel — whatever it takes to get the job done, we do it. Sit back and let us go to work for you. Working with Manley will be the best experience you’ve ever had with a marketing partner.

CLIENT PROJECT: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona is constantly evolving their programs to further their mission of providing the best value in health care and improving the quality of life for Arizonans. We help them tell the stories of their corporate culture of giving, dedication and outreach to Arizonans in need. We have helped build a complete picture of the role this healthcare company plays in the lives of their members.

Through its outreach programs, BCBSAZ helps kids and schools in Arizona communities.


Watch what makes BCBSAZ one of the top healthcare companies and employers in the Southwest.


See one way BCBSAZ employee volunteers help causes in their communities.

Our Team

Jim Manley

Jim Manley

CEO & Director

Jim is a seasoned project leader with hundreds of successful projects created in his career. An award winning director, he directs and manages all video production projects from concept to final. He has been creating videos for over 20 years and has won many awards, including 28 Rocky Mountain Emmys and 2 worldwide film festival awards. Jim is also an educator, a member of the Suns Charities 88 philanthropy group, and an advisory board member for the Phoenix Film Foundation. Email Jim

Rich Beissel

Rich Beissel

COO & Director of Photography

Rich “The Big Fella” manages all operations including videography and post production editing. He is a multi award-winning videographer and editor, known for his attention to detail and competitive nature. Whether he’s shooting a national commercial for Olympian Labs or putting together a social media awareness campaign for Girl Scouts Cactus Pine Council, Rich is all in, all of the time. He has been with Manley since 2010. Email Rich

Susan Krause

Susan Krause

VP Marketing & Client Relations

Susan works closely with our clients to guide them through every step of the creative process and ensure projects are done right every time. Previously a client of Manley Films, Susan is also a writer/editor and marketer with over 25 years’ experience working with nonprofits, municipalities, economic development, startups, small businesses, political campaigns, environment, technology, higher education and the arts. Email Susan

Adam Benavides

Adam Benavides

Assistant DP & Editor

Adam is an expert in production and post production. He is a perfectionist, detail oriented and is well known for the positive vibe he brings to every shoot. He has a degree in Film Production from Grand Canyon University where he also worked in video marketing. He worked for the ASU theater as videographer and the Phoenix New Times video department. Email Adam

Edward James "EJ" Hernandez

Edward James "EJ" Hernandez

Storyteller & Assistant Producer

EJ “The Big Hurt” is an award-winning multimedia storyteller, director and documentary filmmaker. His previous posts include director of the Saturday editions of Good Evening Arizona as well as occasional Good Morning Arizona shows; director and production crew member for Arizona Horizon; Videographer for Eight, Arizona PBS; and worked with Fox Sports Arizona. Email EJ

Michael Kneller

Michael Kneller

Executive Assistant

Michael studied film production at Grand Canyon University. He’s more than our Executive Assistant. Michael is our go-to guy for everything Manley. He heads up pre-production, talent scouting, project planning and client communications. He is also the MF&M Team Vlogger. Email Michael


Manley Films & Media started as a film production company over a decade ago, but today we are much more than that. As we have grown relationships with our long-term clients, we’ve become highly capable of meeting more of their marketing and content needs. Today we don’t just create award-winning videos, we are storytellers, content creators, strategists, and marketers. And we keep evolving, just like our clients.

We do this through our partnerships with agencies we know and respect from their work in marketing, media management, brand strategy, design, web development, PR and communications, Spanish language media and more. We help clients who have multiple priorities, needs and marketing initiatives, beyond their use of video. Here are a few of our trusted partners:

For clients with complex PR, Marketing and Advertising needs, R&R is our preferred partner, a top ten firm with offices around the globe. (Also our next door neighbors in the warehouse district of Phoenix).

For customized social media management, Buzzly creates campaigns and strategies complete with analytics, blog writing and graphic design.

For comprehensive, creative and integrated media buying and strategy, Exacta is our go-to partner.

Creative design and brand management for any type of business and all types of print collateral.