After making her mark on film journalism as founder and Editor-in-Chief of online film magazine Film Inquiry (now one of the largest independent online film magazines), Manon de Reeper moved into the filmmaking space as a writer/director.
She has since shot two short films: Uncontrol, a horror (now available on KweliTV and Youtube), and Radiant Choice, an experimental film currently on the festival track. She is currently in late development and early pre-production of her first feature film, psychological horror Detain Me – with exciting attachments yet to be announced.
She is the co-CEO of Deviant Minds Productions, the production company she founded with her long-time producer, Anna Tran.
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.
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. She co-hosted the Women of Color Unite Podcast with founder Cheryl L. Bedford. Tune in here.
Manon was born and raised in The Netherlands and is Afro-European (of creole Surinamese descent), and is 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.
Press & Appearances
- Women In Horror: An Interview With Manon De Reeper (Killer Shorts)
- AfterShock Comics Teams with Women of Color Unite for Graphic Novel ANIMUS (Screenrant)
- #StartWith8Hollywood Program Offers New Hope for Women of Color in Hollywood (The Hollywood Reporter)
- #Startwith8Hollywood with Manon de Reeper (The Paper Street Podcast)
- Build Your Network and Boost Your Career Panel (WeAre UKFilm)
- Entertainment Lab Panels Teach the Art of Pitching (RespectAbility)
- Pitch Decks and Selling Your Story with Manon de Reeper (RespectAbility)
- Speaker at Leeds Trinity University Journalism & Media Week November 2023 (Leeds Trinity University)
- “Uncontrol” – Horror Short Reviews – Killer Shorts (killershortscontest.com)
Manon is represented by Brian Goldberg at Worldwide Production Agency (WPA), and Sherice Dugan at Sandstone Artists.