George Manatos is an American filmmaker and editor of the Chris Aran short film, And Then I Woke Up, drawing on extensive experience from his work on numerous other productions, and his solid sensitivities as a writer and director in his own right…
Although most if not all aspects of post production are important, it is usually the Editor that works most closely with the film’s director, and who has the greatest influence on the outcome of the film itself. In fact, one of the paths to becoming a director is through editing because of its close relationship to filmmaking as a whole.
George easily surpassed the weight of these expectations with flying colors not only because of his considerable talent, but as a result of his years of experience gained from hard word work in the industry.
Originally from Washington DC, George moved to New York City following his graduation from the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking and began working in the industry cutting feature films, television and other forms of media in 2008. But his emphasis at SFSDF in both film and screenwriting with writer-director, James Savoca, makes it clear, along with credits that span many aspects of filmmaking from producer to cinematographer to sound recordist, that George’s trajectory has always been headed towards directing – a means to and end that has provided a comprehensive foundation in virtually all aspects of telling the director’s story through filmmaking.
George’s credits include several episodic television series including Frenemies, Stalked: Someone’s Watching, Dirty Little Lies and Dates from Hell (we’ve all had those, haven’t we?); films, Killer Instinct, Goodbye Sweetheart, Touching the Face of God, Heaven is Waiting and Moonlight Sonata, as well as four short films as writer-director. Benny to Benny, Keyed, Offbeat, and Tetris for Two.
He has recently penned and completed direction of his first feature film, Red Right Return, shot on location in Delaware for Rockridge Media. You can watch the trailer at: vimeo.com/91099661
George’s full work and credits are available on his IMDB Internet Movie Database page at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2904305/