Greg Barker’s documentary Manhunt follows the decade-spanning journey toward the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. The film debuted to positive reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. To augment the story, The Mill L.A. created graphic elements that included layers of research data, Al Qaeda network information and CIA documents. “I read all of the source material and some dense historical books that allowed me to understand the history of the manhunt,” says Mill L.A. creative director and designer Manija Emran.
She adds that her collaboration with “the director, editor, archive researcher and producers of the documentary enabled the titles to be even deeper and more layered, as the graphics needed to emphasize the key moments in the complex story.”