Manon ARDISSONautrice, productrice artistique
Manon Ardisson est une scénariste et productrice française qui est récemment revenue à Paris après 15 ans passés à Londres, où elle a produit 5 longs métrages et plus d’une douzaine de courts métrages. Son…(voir plus)
LILITH & EVE (2022)Animation
STICKS AND STONESAnimation WRITER - TV pilot
- en développement
LILITH & EVE (2022)Short film - Short comedy animation
Directed by Sam de Ceccatty
Logline: When Eve bumps into Lilith, Adam’s first wife and equal, her entire life is turned upside down.
Cast: Susan Wokoma (YEAR OF THE RABBIT) and Aimee Lou Wood (SEX EDUCATION)
Festival selections: Tribeca International Film Festival as part of the Whoopi Goldberg’s Animated Shorts program (world premiere); Dinard British Film Festival; Encounters Film Festival; La Cruces International Film Festival; Cleveland Film Festival; Athena Film Festival; Berlin Short Film Festival; Cardiff Animation Nights; Pittsburg Shorts & Script Competition; Short Coms; Stareable; This is England; Dinard British Film Festival; Encounters Film Festival; Cordillera International Film Festival.
STICKS AND STONESPeriod drama, sport WRITER - TV pilot
Logline: In Boston in 1986 a teenager discovers wheelchair basketball while navigating the challenges of high school
Award: semi-finalist of the Final Draft competition.
- en développement
- 2018 - 2020 PRODUCER - Witches (in post-production) written and directed by Elizabeth Sankey Logline: A personal essay film about the unexpected connection between postnatal mental health and the history of witches. Genre: Feature documentary Financiers: MUBI, Garden Studios -El Father Plays Himself (2020) written and directed by Mo Scarpelli Logline: A father and son return to the Amazon jungle to shoot a deeply personal film. Fiction and reality clash as father plays himself. Genre: Feature documentary Financiers: Private equity; Torino Film Lab Audience Design Grant Festival selections: Premiered at Visions du Réel, International Competition 2020, Special Mention; Krakow Film Festival; Dokufest Kosovo; Maryland Film Festival; Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine; Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine; Festival de Cinéma de la ville de Québec ; Festival de Cine de Bogota ; Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival ; Cucalorus Film Festival; DOC NYC; Cairo International Film Festival; IDFA, Best of Festivals selection; San Francisco Indie Fest; Transcinema Festival; Washington DC Environmental Film Festival. - La Fortaleza (2020) written and directed by Jorge Thielen Armand Logline: When riots break out in Venezuela’s capital, Roque heads for the Amazon jungle to restore the abandoned lodge he built during happier, healthier days. Genre: Feature drama Financiers: BREAKER, Fondo de Desarollo Cinematografico, Fond FILM Nouvelle Acquitaine, World Cinema Fund, Tribeca Film Institute International Sales: Reel Suspects Festival selections: Premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tiger Competition 2020; Cartagena International Film Festival; Visions du Réel, Special Screening; Biarritz Amérique-Latine, winner of the Jury Prize; Busan International Film Festival; Guadalajara International Film Festival; Gijón International Film Festival; Cork International Film Festival; Cairo International Film Festival; Havana International Film Festival; Festival de la Crítica Cinematográfica, winner of Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography; Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec; Festival del Cine Venezolano; Rome IFF, Special Mention; Minsk Listapad; FILMAR Geneve; Mostra de Cinema da América Latina Lisboa; 11th Cinema Tropical Awards, nominated for Best Latin American Film of 2020. - Heart to Heart (2020) written by Islay Bell-Webb and directed by Lilah Vandenburgh Logline: A surreal buddy comedy between a dying girl and her horny heart, who is on a mission to get her laid before they both die. Genre: TV comedy pilot Cast: David Tennant, Fern Deacon, Siena Kelly, Felicity Montagu, Nicola Duffett, Pooky Quesnel, Jo Martin Financier: SKY Studios Festival selections: Premiered at SXSW, Episodic Pilot Competition 2020; BFI Flare; OUTStream Film Fest; Series Fest Denver; Proud Film Festival Denmark; Outfest LA; Dinard Film Festival; Nashville Film Festival; Encounters Film Festival; Stareable Fest; Aesthetica Film Fesival; Queer Weiterstatd; Reel Affirmations WA; NewFest NY.
- 2016 - 2018 PRODUCER - The Energy Within (2018) directed by Samuel de Ceccatty Logline: A competitive runner must learn to accept her disability to compete to her full potential. Genre : Short drama Financier: Paralympics sponsor BP. Festivals: London Independent Short Film Festival (Winner of the Best Short Feature Award); Euroshorts; Bogoshorts; Vancouver Golden Panda IFF; MUD Film Awards; Filmstrip IFF; Rapid Lion South African International Festival; San Mauro Torinese IFF; Festival International du film d’Aubagne; Oregon Short Film Festival. - God’s Own Country (2017) written and directed by Francis Lee Logline: A love story between a young Yorkshire farmer and a Romanian migrant worker. Genre: Feature drama Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart Financiers: BFI and Creative England, with Met Film Post and PW Pictures Sales and Distribution: Worldwide sales with Protagonist Pictures; UK distribution with Picturehouse Entertainment. Awards (2017): BAFTA nominated in the Outstanding British Feature Film; Won Best British Independent Film, Best Actor, and Best Debut Screenwriter at the BIFAs; Special Jury Award for Directing in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance; Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at Edinburgh; Manners Jury Awards at the Teddys in Berlin; Best International First Feature at Galway; Grand Prix and Hitchcock Award at Dinard; Best Actor at Stockholm; Best Actor at St Jean de Luz; Audience Award at Mezipatra Queer Film Festival; Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Frameline; Bill Sherwood Award for Best First Feature at Inside Out; Special Jury Award in Transylvania. - La Soledad (2016) directed by Jorge Thielen Armand Logline: A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the imminent demolition of their home. Genre: Feature docu-drama Financier: Biennale Cinema College Sales and Distribution: UK release with the ICA, MUBI, and OurScreen; non-theatrical rights with Pascale Ramonda; North America TV rights with Outsider Pictures; Worldwide educational rights with Pragda; Worldwide VOD rights with Under the Milky Way. Selected Festivals and Awards (2016-2017): Venice IFF (Biennale College Cinema); Cartagena IFF; Miami IFF (Winner of the Audience Award); Istanbul IFF; Atlanta FF (Special Jury Prize); Nashville FF (Honorable Mention); Frames of Representation (Closing Film); BAFICI; Durban IFF (Best Screenplay and Best Editing); Casa Cine Fest (Honorable Mention); Venezuelan FF (Best First Feature and Best Sound); Rhode Island IFF (First Prize); International Festival de Cine de America (Best Director); Film Fest Munchen; Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema (French Critics Union Prize); Heartland IFF (Best Narrative Feature Finalist); AFI Latin America; Sarasota IFF; Trinidad and Tobago IFF; Chicago Latino IFF; HBO Latino FF; Cali IFF; Medellin IFF; La Plata FF (Award for Best Feature Film); International Film Festival of India.
- 2014 - 2015 PREVIOUS FILM AND TV EMPLOYMENT HISTORY - Creative Assistant at Shoebox Films -In charge of the company’s administration, managing the accounts and budget, and assisting head of development Ed Clarke with the company’s slate. Producers: Paul Webster, Guy Heeley - Assistant to producer Paul Webster on Pan for Warner Bros - Feature film Producers: Paul Webster, Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti Director: Joe Wright