What is Mann Made TV?
Darren R. Mann is a writer and director who has won awards for his work, including the 2014 Director’s Guild Award – Best Directors’ Fortnight Film (ARCTIC VOID), which was nominated by Screenwriting magazine, among others. His other films include Level 33 Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller about three people left behind when their tourist ship becomes stranded in an Arctic ice floe: It begins with fear of becoming master, but soon they must ally themselves if there are going to survive at all.”
This in-depth look at two very different individuals who have made their homes north of the Arctic Circle. One, ARCTIC VOID, takes us through life as it exists there, following these colorful characters around and showing what they do every day – all while living with them on such a cold planet! The other film, This Cold Life focuses more specifically on one family’s story–the Sonjas (portrayed by Hepburn Flowers & Olaffson). It documents not only how these people live but also discusses issues that affect everyone across our vast universe today: climate change.
This is an exciting and thought-provoking series that will make you want to watch every episode. There’s also STATE OF CONTROL taking a first-hand look at China/Tibet crisis in today’s hi-tech age through undercover cameras, which were one of few allowed inside Tibet since state mandated media blackout there; AN OX’S TALE about legendary rock band “The Who” who have been called “the most documented group in music history.” And finally, AMERICAN SUMO – following four very different US competitors on their quest to win a gold medal in Sumo Wrestling. Episodes can be streamed on-demand on sites like StreamEast.
Darren’s work in the entertainment industry spans not only film but also television. He has directed, produced, and edited more than 50 hours of broadcasts for such networks as Nat Geo WILD (Discovery), FOX Network VH1, amongst others to name a few; including an animal conservation series currently airing on Discovery Int’l called UNCAGED, which he executive produces through his company RPM Media Incorporated. This show features 20 episodes exploring various topics about animals across globe – from their habitats down right up until they’re taken into captivity or killed if necessary. W
Filmed in the extreme north, ARCTIC VOID is a breathtaking feature film about to be released. The cast and crew were placed under armed protection from Polar Bears as they filmed day 9 of their shoot on Svalbard island – only 350 miles away from where you can find Norway’s Northern Lights!
This Cold Life
Welcome to Longyearbyen, a town with an unforgiving climate and dreary isolation. Once bustling from its industrial past but now struggling for ways how it can sustain itself in this digital age. Meet pastor Leif, who’s working on finding innovative solutions, while Anna Lisa offers hospitality expertise Linda miner Olaf is also here- he paints pictures that people come see at The Gallery!”
Take a sip of “Polar Beer”—the local brew. And then go on an adventure with Sasha, as she tells you the story about how she has spent her whole life in Pyramiden; it’s not just one man who built this frozen museum but rather every person that lives here and keeps its secrets preserved for future generations to come!
American Dream Detroit
For many, Michael Bolton is the man who brought us some of today’s most popular hits like “What Love Can Do” and was an inspiration to so many. Now with this feature documentary following his journey into music from Detroit that inspired him as well as Aretha Franklin among others- we get insight on modern-day Eminem Building up our city one song at a time.
Holiday in Rwanda
Welcome to Rwanda, where they say silence is not something you can escape. It’s a country living under the shadow of its past and yet determined for future generations; it’s also home to two American tourists who are desperately seeking some peace during their travels through this African nation – only finding that which wasn’t expected…
Fight F*ck Pray
“If you want to know what it’s like living with me, go ahead and watch this movie. I’ll be right here waiting for your return.”
The Dogs of Feral House are seven individuals whose lives intensely intersect at a party on New Year’s Eve as they struggle through life, dealing not only with the loss of loved ones but also personal setbacks such as incarceration or illness- both physical AND mental.
Their meeting results from tragedy, but they form an unlikely bond as their lives change directions. The characters come out bruised and self-aware after a night together where nothing can be taken at face value anymore
In this Tuesday evening’s play by David Rabe called “Disgraced,” there are two parts played effectively without any wasted motion or time; one being Kate who has been unhappily engaged for some years now while also feeling her biological clock tick-tocking away inside her head until eventually reaching its crisis point during which she meets someone named Ben – not quite what one would expect from just another man given such circumstances ( traumatic childhood).
An Ox’s Tale
The Who’s bass guitarist, John Entwistle is the subject of this documentary. His last footage ever recorded and featuring interviews with Pete Townshend as well other major figures in rock history makes for an interesting watch!
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