Manda Moran is a USC film production grad primarily working as a visual director and solo documentarian. Manda made her directorial debut in 2005 when Al Gore's Current TV purchased her first short doc 'Billy Hot Chocolate', the first of seven in her series for the global network. Manda's work examines experimental arts and cultural landscapes with complicated people.
Moran has created visual media for Google, The Detroit News,
Team Detroit, Ford, Fox, Yahoo, Virgin Media, PBS and Kresge, making music videos, docs, experimental films, promotional campaigns and light-based kinetic art.
Her work has appeared in Impose Mag, Stereogum, Michigan Radio, Cracked Mag, Hot Press, Huffington Post, MOCAD, Detroit News, Model D, Metro Times, The Clinton Initiative and shown at
Detroit Contemporary and Detroit Future City. Her videos have screened at Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit's Elizabeth Theater, been projected on Detroit's Globe and Roosevelt Hotel exteriors and premiered on Yahoo and Virgin Air.
Manda co-founded Detroit Film Collective in 2011 to unite Detroit's independent film community in person and online. Moran is currently finishing her longest doc to date with a grant from Revolve Detroit via ArtPlace America.