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  1. CURTAIN CALL
    2016 Cannes Short Film Corner. Brussels Int. Short Film Fest in competition
  2. GHOSTWATCH
    Indiewire list Best British Horror films of all time no 11
  3. LEILA
    AWARDS:Best Actress London Ind. FF: Audience award: Best Narrative:Jury Award UFF
  4. HONEYCOMB LODGE
    AWARD:Best NRI (Non Resident Indian) film Delhi Int.Film Festival.
  5. EXTRASENSORY
    2017 Proof of concept for up coming feature
  6. THE VEST
    2017 in post production
ABOUT
L e s l e y  M a n n i n g

National Film and TV School Beaconsfield graduate

THE VEST  2017
Ffilm Cymru  BFI backed short - post production

CURTAIN CALL
Cannes Short Film Corner 
In competition  Brussels Int Short Film Festival
Fastnet Film festival shortlisted

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.

GHOSTWATCH
Highest rated single drama for 50 years.   
"By far the most effective TV ahow about the paranormal was (Ghostwatch) broadcast 23 years ago yesterday" Sunday Telegraph 2015
"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 
"This is a faultless film" The Sunday Times
"...beautifully acted production, directed by Lesley Manning. Even the occasional subtitles are witty"  The Telegraph
 
BLOODRIGHTS
"...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
"Britain's first western"   2 Bafta Cymru nominations