Manual Cinema is a performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company founded in 2010 by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Manual Cinema has been presented all over the world. Select credits include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), The Tehran International Puppet Festival (Iran), The Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Netherlands), Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA) and The Theatre at Ace Hotel (LA).

Bio as of 2016.