Simon Cartwright

Lauded at festivals around the world Manoman is an intense, darkly funny exploration of man’s primal desires and instincts. Energetic, tightly scripted and brilliantly executed, the film follows Glen, a weedy excuse for a man, as he tries to tap into these primal instincts. However, once they are unleashed, will he be able to control that which he has set free?

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for a BAFTA - Best Short Animation 2016
Nominated for a BIFA 2015 (British Independent Film Award) - Best Short
SXSW - Midnight Jury Award
San Francisco International Film Festival - Golden Gate Award - Animated Short
Bucheon International Film Festival (S Korea) - Best Short Film
Leeds International Film Festival - World Animation Award
AFI Film Festival - Special Jury Mention
Premiers Plans Festival - ARTE Award
Manchester Animation Festival - Audience Award
La Guarimba Film Festival - Best Animated Short
Vail Film Festival - Best Student Film
Tampere Film Festival - Diploma of Merit
Dingle Animation Festival - Best International Student Animation Award
Skepto International Film Festival - Special Award
Zabut Film Festival - Special Mention
Festival Court Metrange - Jury Prize

We comply with the GDPR and any data held by us is held on the following basis provided in the GDPR, Legitimate Interest or Contract and is only such data - typically name, email, phone number and address- necessary for us to contact you. If you have any issues or object to us holding your data and would like us to delete it please email