Scott Mannion is a British-Australian award winning filmmaker and writer, In 2018 he won a Directors Guild Award for his acclaimed work, The Defector. His works have attracted an audience of over 4 million viewers across the US, Germany, Canada and the UK and were #1 in the charts on Vimeo and Steam. Mannion’s collaborators on The Defector Anthology were Oscar and BAFTA winning cinematographer Russell Boyd, two-time Australian Academy Award winning editor Matt Villa (Lego Batman, The Great Gatsby).
For his work, Mannion has garnered international critical acclaim and coverage across Gizmodo, Vice/DM, Polygon, Io9, Kotaku, Geektyrant, Want Magazine, Vintage News, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. It was applauded by Sundance and TIFF program directors and was made Vimeo Staff Pick.
His previous works saw Mannion nominated for the Australian Directors Guild award in 2013—and awarded grants from Screen Australia and Screen NSW—the works have enjoyed international premieres at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand film Festival and TV premieres on Canal+ and SBS.