Mann Documentary

This short documentary sees World War Two veteran Jack Mann tell his inspiring tale for the very first time in front of a camera.
A true story of a free-spirited Jewish boy's journey to manhood, Jack fights to make his father proud. As part of the Special Forces, he knows only too well what will happen to him if he is captured behind enemy lines.

  • Ross Pierson
  • Ross Pierson
  • Helen Oakes
  • Helen Oakes
  • Paul Blue
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Ross Pierson

Ross is based in South Wales and takes inspiration from the unique Welsh landscape and its artistic heritage. "Mann" is Ross's first directing credit, having trained at the National Film & TV School. He has already worked on a number of other high profile BBC, ITV, Netflix, HBO and Warner Brothers factual and drama productions in below the line roles. Credits include The Bay - ITV, Gentleman Jack - BBC, Grace - ITV, Bridgerton - Netflix and The Repair Shop - BBC.

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Director Statement

As an Army veteran himself, Ross believes that it is important to preserve the stories from previous conflicts so that we can teach future generations about past sacrifices and experiences of war.

With your help, Jack's unique story will have a platform to inspire, educate and move anyone who watches this short documentary.