ABOUT SCOTT
Scott Mannion is a British film director and producer. In 2018 he won an Australian Directors Guild Award (Nominee 2013) for his acclaimed two-part Cold War series, The Defector. His works have attracted record breaking audience numbers on several platforms, hitting over 4 million across the US, Great Britain, which secured Scott #1 spot in the movie charts on Vimeo and on Steam for over a month. Mannion’s collaborators on The Defector series were Academy Award Winner, Cinematographer Russell Boyd, and editor Matt Villa (The Great Gatsby, Lego Movie) Mannion won a State representative award and was recognised in the NSW Parliament for his directing.

For his work, Mannion has garnered international critical acclaim and coverage across Gizmodo, Vice/DM, Polygon, Geektyrant, Empire, Want Magazine, Vintage News, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. 
To date Mannion has raised over $1 million from patrons for screen projects. Mannion’s works have enjoyed international premieres at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand film Festival, and lucrative Cable and Broadcast distribution deals across France and Europe (Canal+, Arte) Mannion nurtured personal relationships with his crowd funding patrons over years, offering them an active role in product creation as investor-trustees. This ‘brains-trust’ structure predicated a line of stand alone collectibles–replica artefacts and trinkets inspired by ancient emblems of wisdom, discovered in forgotten tomes. Each emblem curated out of hundreds for its utility in navigating modern life (see prototypes here). The trust shares resources and reciprocal investment in other members projects.  

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Audience Reviews
Scott Mannion User reviews

—Gizmodo Comment

“Dig it, dig it, dig it !!!!! This is a film of rare quality. I can watch more of this. Let’s greenlight the tv/streaming series. Now. Also, I thought the cast was a good call. Going with the actor used as opposed to a young pretty boy.”

—Youtube Comment

Someone greenlight a TV series on Netflix, please. This genuinely gives me hope for Australian cinema.

—IMDB, Myriam Nys

“Wonderfully atmospheric and stylish film, both an homage to, and a satire of, Cold War spy dramas à la LeCarré. The beginning of the movie reminds one of a really faithful, really meticulous LeCarré adaptation – think BBC at its best – and then gradually ever more uncanny elements creep in. The finale is deeply disquieting, proving once again that horrors hinted at are more frightening than horrors explained. Nice, natural performances and very high production values.”

—Vintage News user

“This is an impeccably made thriller in every aspect: direction, cinematography, settings, great performances… Mannion keeps us intrigued from the very beginning with this story, wonderfully set in the 60s, and with that classic taste to the old-style political thrillers, with a brilliant plot twist at the end.”

—Steam review

This film is a definite must watch twice movie. 2nd viewing reveals this film for the masterpiece it is. Brilliantly edited and minimalist approach that suggests something so much greater and more insidious.

—Vimeo user

I wanted more of it! I love biographical movies, and so I came to watch this, but this was even better than I expected. Exciting, engaging, and intriguing. Feels like a Sydney Pollack film. It’s wonderfully crafted and heavy with an atmosphere of paranoia. The film is well acted and the cinematography crackles. It feels bigger than it’s budget.

—IMDB, Myriam Nys

“Wonderfully atmospheric and stylish film, both an homage to, and a satire of, Cold War spy dramas à la LeCarré. The beginning of the movie reminds one of a really faithful, really meticulous LeCarré adaptation – think BBC at its best – and then gradually ever more uncanny elements creep in. The finale is deeply disquieting, proving once again that horrors hinted at are more frightening than horrors explained. Nice, natural performances and very high production values.”