The Defector is a great story with strong style and performances.
The Defector is a gorgeous film.
The Defector is very well made and thoughtfully directed
The Defector premieres on the 17th of December. Acclaimed director Bruce Beresford served as Mannion’s official mentor on the project.
Mannion received an Australian Directors Guild award nomination for his film Anima, which secured grants from Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Anima had its international premiere at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand film Festival and TV premieres on Canal+ and SBS.
From 2014 to 2015 Mannion joined US production company Benderspink (A History of Violence, The Hangover) to write and develop feature films Polybius and Battlesim with Jake Wagner and J.C. Spink producing.
Before working with Benderspink Mannion directed and produced two successful Kickstarter campaigns (supported by former Australian of the Year Patrick Mcgorry, and Gold Logie-winning actor Samuel Johnson) He raised over $200,000.
Currently, Mannion is developing a Cold War psychological thriller, Gestalt.