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  1. GHOSTWATCH
    Indiewire list 2017 "Best British Horror film of All Time"
  2. LEILA
    AWARDS:Best Actress London Ind. FF: Audience award: Best Narrative:Jury Award UFF
  3. SEVEN
    SEVEN A very short short on climate change.
  4. EXTRASENSORY
    2019 Proof of concept for up coming feature
  5. THE VEST
    2018 Award: Audience choice Award WIFTV Best of the shorts. WOFF Highly commended
ABOUT
L e s l e y  M a n n i n g

National Film and TV School Beaconsfield graduate
Selected credits
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HELP
A 2 min film on Climate Change     
https://vimeo.com/358472157

SEVEN 
A 90 second film on Climate change.

FLYING THE NEST  feature  writer and director
In development with Genesius 

EXTRASENSORY feature
Producer Debbie Gray 

THE VEST   short
Award: Audience Choice Award, Highly commended Drama WOFFF    
https://vimeo.com/217079472             PW: vest
   
"We liked this film particularly because of the lack of dialogue, how the images give you everything you need in a complex and gripping manner. A philosophically demanding film too that is multi layered yet refreshingly simple. Beautifully confident in its economy. 
We commend THE VEST by Lesley Manning"
    
BFI deilvered by Ffilm Cymru
Selected for Fort Lauderdale Int Film Fest. Leiden Int.Film festival 2018 Oxford Film Fest (USA), Speechless, Dam Festival.

CURTAIN CALL  short                https://vimeo.com/160816831      PW: anger
Fort Lauderdale Int.Film Fest 2017 Award: Best Short Film
In competition  Brussels Int Short Film Festival
Fastnet Film festival shortlisted  

HONEYCOMB LODGE  feature

Award: 2013 Best Film Dehli Int. Film festival
   
LEILA   feature                          https://vimeo.com/218204051   PW: leila
Awards: Best Actress London Ind. FF: Audience Award :Best Narrative:  Jury Award UFF
Festivals: Finalist  Austin Texas, Mis a me benga, Soho NYC, Kenya, Mars en Marman.
available on USA and UK VOD Amazon.com and HODTV worldwide.

GHOSTWATCH  TV feature
Listed in top 20  Best British Horrors of All Time. 
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/20-best-british-horror-films-of-all-time-1201808717/2

2018 Ladykillers: An A-Z of Women’s Horror Filmmaking
 "Some people might be surprised to hear that one of the most controversial British horror films of all time was directed by a woman. But Lesley Manning’s 1991 teleplay Ghostwatch remains one of the most notorious — and terrifying — events in British screen history."


"I loved it! One of the better examples ever of how to properly do a mockumentary" Oren Peli, director of Paranormal Activity 
"A hugely prescient and perceptive moment in television history" - David Sutton, Fortean Times 

MY SISTERWIFE TV feature
Award: Best Asian Film, CRE Best Drama
"This is a faultless film" The Sunday Times
"...beautifully acted production, directed by Lesley Manning. Even the occasional subtitles are witty"  The Telegraph
 
BLOODRIGHTS   3 part TV serial
"...elements of the thriller genre are mischieviously imported by Director Lesley Manning - a shaft of light here, a grainy close up there." The Guardian
"...packs a considerable punch." The Times
"One of our most stylishly directed series" Daily Mail
 
DROVERS' GOLD   5 part TV serial
"Britain's first western"   2 Bafta Cymru nominations