815 Studios have received great critical-acclaim in their short but already vast history. It's not surprising that the media has taken great interest over the past few years; due to not only the circumstance but also the success that the company has achieved. This page archives all previous press acknowledgement to the 815 team.
By Vibhuti Arora • BroadcastPro Middle East • September 10th 2017
"2017 has been a good year for 815 Studios, a UAE-based production house helmed by co-founders Guy Mannion and Thomas Mitchell. Just as the production house marks its fifth birthday, it has also ushered in a new phase in its production journey by bagging their first TV show. The production house recently delivered the pilot episodes of a home-grown reality TV show, which is claimed to be a first-of-its-kind in the region. ”
'5 mins with Daniel O’Flaherty, Director of Photography & Colourist at 815 Studios'
By Pranav Vadehra • Digital Studio Middle East • December 26th 2018
"DS: Tell me about 815 Studios... 815 Studios is a team of highly skilled film enthusiasts with a thirst for creating innovative visual content. We produce local and international projects for commercial, corporate, and event purposes. Our films are shared through social media, television, cinema and online distribution platforms."
'United Emirates #153: 815 Studios'
By Stu Todd • Hype Magazine • November 27th 2016
'How dreams came true for the lads who started up Dubai’s production company 815 Studios'
By Rob Garrett • The National • June 22nd 2015
"It was the moment the genie came out of the lamp. A 20-year-old film student was introduced to a friend of a friend at a party. “What’s your dream?” the stranger asked. “To open a film-production company,” the student replied. “Let’s do it,” his new friend said. The student was Guy Mannion who, three years later, is the chief executive of 815 Studios, a thriving Dubai-based film-production business that has shot some of the biggest gigs and musical acts passing through the region. Of course, getting to this point was not as simple as it sounds..."
'The Young Entrepreneur Zone'
By Olya Moskalenko • Virgin Megastore • March 13th 2014
"Q. How did the concept get born?
Plenty people ask; so why the name 815? Because it sounds cool? Because that’s your favourite numbers? I always chuckle when I hear this from my clients, and in return, they marvel at the reason of it being named the specific numbers of 8-1-5. So I ask; have you heard of the TV show, Lost? Majority will say yes, and then I ask, do you remember the flight that crashed on the island? That’s usually when it clicks… ‘Oh My God! The flight number!’. Why Lost? Well, Lost was a fixation of mine during my teenage years, obviously this also being the time I took up filmmaking. The two put together had a huge influence on my filmmaking, from the types of shots, angles and soundtrack. If it wasn’t for Lost, I don’t think I’d be here today!"