Imaginary Forces co-directors Dan Gregoras and Jeremy Cox made this opening-title sequence for WGN series Manhattan. They took inspiration from the show's real-world setting, Los Alamos, NM, as well as from the home lives of the workers who were involved in the creation of the nuclear bomb. The animation was created in Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D, with live-action elements shot in Imaginary Forces' New York offices. The sequence was edited in Final Cut Pro, and set to music by Jónsi (from Sigur Ros) and Alex Somers.


Designed and Produced by: Imaginary Forces (IF)
Creative Director: Dan Gregoras
Art Director: Jeremy Cox
Executive Producer: Gabriel Marquez
Producer: Jon Hassell
Designer: Griffin Frazen
Animator: Sekani Solomon
Cel Animator: Peter Ahern
Editor: Kari Amdal
Additional Design: Audrey Davis, Tim Haldeen

Client: WGN
Production Company: Lionsgate/Atom Productions
Writer/Director/Show Runner: Sam Shaw
Executive Producer: Thomas Schlamme
Co-Producer: Rebecca Moline

Composers: Sigur Ros’ Jónsi, Alex Somers