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About Manatoa Creatives

Manatoa Creatives is a Digital Content | Animation | Design service. We are a collective of Māori & Pasifika creatives with a range of different disciplines and skills tailored towards client projects.


Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are passionate about producing high-quality, creative content for our clients. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations and deliver exceptional results in every project we undertake.

At Manatoa Creatives, we believe that every project is unique and requires a tailored approach to ensure its success. We work closely with our clients to understand their vision and goals, and we use our expertise and creativity to bring their ideas to life. Our team is committed to delivering outstanding results and providing exceptional customer service.

If you're looking for a digital content, animation or design service that can help you achieve your goals, look no further than Manatoa Creatives. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your ideas to life.


Director | Founder

My name is Kennedy Faimanifo

I founded Manatoa during covid as a way to support a collective of like minded Tangata Moana Creatives through the pandemic. I whakapapa to Ngapuhi | Te Roroa on my mothers side and Saina | Iva on my Samoan side. Born and raised in South Auckland, Manurewa. Have my Bachelors in Animation & Masters in Design.

My experience in this industry sits at 16 years now.  Working for a wide variety of studios and a portfolio working on feature films and animated tv shows that range all way back to Bro Town to Avatar: The way of the water. Amongst that freelancing, contracting for clients & government agencies.

All projects are lead by me as the creative lead and every project has a project manager assisting with the process. 90% of our artists are of Tangata Moana decent and artists are allocated based on the project requirements.

Our goal is to create more employment opportunities for Tangata Moana so that they may have more sustainable and rewarding futures.

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