About Manon

After making her mark on film journalism as founder and Editor-in-Chief of online film magazine Film Inquiry, Manon de Reeper moved into the filmmaking space as a horror writer/director/producer.

Her directorial debut, psychological horror short film UNCONTROL, was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of 2021, the film was accepted into the largest film festival of the Caribbean, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, into Austin After Dark, and other festivals. It is now available to stream on KweliTV.

She is a co-author of the forthcoming ANIMUS graphic novel series, headed by Star Trek: Discovery and Locke & Key showrunner Aron Eli Coleite, to be published by Aftershock Comics.

Her feature film directorial debut, DETAIN ME, is forthcoming – with excitement attachments that are yet to be announced.

Manon is Vice President of Hollywood non-profit production company and social action organization Women of Color Unite, and is the co-founder of its revolutionary mentorship program #Startwith8.

Manon was born and raised in The Netherlands and is Afro-European (of creole Surinamese descent), and has been a lifelong nomad – she has lived on three continents and her home base is a sailboat. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Global Criminology from Utrecht University.

Manon is a co-host of the Women of Color Unite Podcast, along with Cheryl L. Bedford. Tune in here.

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