About Jiva Maya
Creating iconic documentaries
Formed in 2020, Jiva Maya will produce up to four new programmes per year, creating not only an unrivaled library of compelling content but also an outstanding team of individuals with the ambition to become the next production powerhouse in this genre.
Manish was the writer and primary force behind the BAFTA-winning Senna – a movie that most industry pundits would agree took the sports documentary genre to a whole new level, transporting it not only from the small screen and into the cinema but also catapulting it into the mainstream audience arena.
After the success of Senna, Manish went on to write, produce and direct, Grand Prix Driver for Amazon and the highly emotive Heroes for The Motorsport Network.
His passion for motor sports – in particular Formula One – is unrivaled and making the definitive history on-screen with the very man who made it all happen is a lifelong ambition.
Chris has worked in media since 1986 and, most recently, he has launched two AVOD entertainment services in UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was also co-founder of Zone Vision, a multi-channel distribution and syndication business which was sold to Liberty Media in 2005.
Chris has launched entertainment services in the UK, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East and was integral to the creation of four CBS channels in the UK. In his various roles, Chris has produced over a hundred non-fiction programmes and has an intimate knowledge of both the production process and what it takes to engage an audience.
William has over thirty years of experience in multimedia production and distribution. As head of video and TV at Virgin and then joint MD at Lifetime Productions, he commissioned or produced over a hundred lifestyle and sports programmes for video and DVD and was involved in many TV productions.
He was MD of Playboy Europe and has also produced short format lifestyle programming for Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile. Since 2015, he has been developing and producing Apps, TV programmes and feature films and his latest, Tango One – based on the best-selling book by Stephen Leather – was distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.