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Frank Mannion

Senior Lecturer Film Distribution and Marketing / Movie Producer, Swipe Films

School of Games, Film and Animation

Frank Mannion runs the award-winning production, sales and distribution company, Swipe Films. The company has built up a valuable library of over 25 films, winning over 100 awards at major festivals around the world, including the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.

Frank Mannion's movies include:

  • 'Get Lucky' starring Luke Treadaway and Emma Atack (in production, co-financed by Universal Pictures)
  • 'Saving Santa' starring Martin Freeman, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins and Tim Curry (in production)
  • 'Jackboots on Whitehall', starring Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall (released by Sony Pictures)
  • 'Grand Theft Parsons', starring Johnny Knoxville, Michael Shannon and Christina Applegate (released by MGM in the US and Lionsgate in the UK)
  • 'In Prison My Whole Life' with Colin Firth, Mumia Abu Jamal, Mos Def and Noam Chomsky
  • 'Osama', winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film
  • 'The Cat's Meow', starring Kirsten Dunst, Joanna Lumley and Eddie Izzard, directed by Oscar winning director, Peter Bogdanovich
  • 'Love Live Long', written and directed by the Oscar nominated Mike Figgis
  • 'Exiles', starring Romain Duris and directed by Tony Gatlif, winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival
  • 'Frankie', starring Diane Kruger
  • 'Strings', starring James McAvoy and Catherine McCormack
  • 'Down to the Bone', starring Vera Farmiga, written and directed by Debra Granik. Winner of 2 awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
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