Manos Ioannou


Manos Ioannou is a London-based writer and director for films, music videos, documentaries and fashion. Originally from Cyprus, he graduated from the London Film School with an MA Filmmaking. His short documentary Seeing the Funny Side received an official selection in Soho Rushes. He now works as a freelance writer and director between London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

His most recent and exciting projects, yet to be released, have been directing fashion films for Vogue Japan and Numero Tokyo. He has also made art films for musicians represented by Warner Bros, Polydor Records and Universal Records.

Manos recently wrote and directed his first short film, Dilip’s Castle. It is a showcase for his predilection for raw characters, visceral storytelling and dark comedy.

Manos Ioannou

MA Filmmaking
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Dilip's Castle

This is the story of Sidney who runs away from home after he finds out his wife had an affair. Sidney is on a destructive path, facilitated by a rapacious thirst for alcohol and a dry-wry sense of humour that attracts trouble. Treading through the night, he discovers that what lurks in the dark is far worse than infidelity.
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LFS Filmography

Hermes Film, WRITER/DIRECTOR/DOP, Canon 5D, 1m, Numero Magazine Tokyo, 2014
Miho Story, WRITER/DIRECTOR/DOP, Canon 5D, 1m, Numero Magazine Tokyo, 2014
I am Aura, WRITER/DIRECTOR/DOP, RED Dragon Epic, 5m, Universal Records, 2014
Rose Story, WRITER/DIRECTOR/DOP, Canon 5D, 1m, Vogue Japan, 2014
Charlotte OC (Promo), WRITER/DIRECTOR/DOP, Canon 5D, 1m, Universal Records, 2014
Dilip’s Castle, WRITER/DIRECTOR, Black Magic Pocket, 19m, LFS, 2014
I don’t love you anymore, CAMERA OPERATOR, Canon C300, 16m, LFS, 2014
Mum’s Room, SOUND RECORDIST, Canon C300, 14m, LFS/Dog Button, 2013
Get Clean, 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, 35mm, 11m, LFS, 2013
Room for Two, SOUND RECORDIST, Canon C300, 16m, LFS/Dog Button, 2013
Auld Acquaintance, CAMERA OPERATOR, ARRI ALEXA, 11m, LFS, 2012
A Breath in the Wind, DOP, 35mm, 10m, LFS, 2012
Seeing the Funny Side, WRITER/DIRECTOR, HD colour, 17m, LFS, 2012
Terms of Entrapment, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 16mm, 4m, LFS, 2012


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