James Mannan 

Jim is the Founder and Executive Producer for Liberty or Death Productions.  He directed the LOD feature To Haunt You and the LOD short films Wannabe and The Burial.  He also co-directed the shorts Hallows' Dance and Zracne Vile with Robbin Panet, and was also editor and producer for the short Fertility 2.0.  

Film credits away from LOD include creating makeup and effects for the Cinephreak Pictures feature Shade of Grey and short Foxxy Madonna vs The Black Death (both 2006),  Karmic Courage Productions' Loss (also 2006), and Finn Productions' Obsidian Nights. He worked on compositing and sound editing and was associate producer for Pink and Blue Films' W the Movie (Best Experimental Film, 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.)  

Jim has his B.A. in Communications and Theatre from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis and also studied fine art at the University of Cincinnati.  He has over 25 years experience in theatre where he has worn a variety of hats including actor, director, scenic designer, and technical director. Theatres he has worked with professionally  include the Indiana Repertory Theatre, I.U.P.U.I. University Theatre, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Shawnee Theatre of Greene County, Vincennes University Summer Theatre and the Warren Performing Arts Center.  He was among the founders of  the Metropolitan Repertory Company, which staged productions at the Metropolitan Center, Indianapolis  1993-95. His stage acting credits include ...And a Nightingale Sang (nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship), Beyond the Horizon, Rope (IUPUI),  The Foreigner (Buck Creek Players), Play It Again, Sam (Metropolitan Repertory Co), and Shadowlands (Edyvean Repertory Theatre).   He also served for several years as scenic designer for Young Actors Theatre of Indianapolis, Inc.. Directing credits for the stage include Strange Snow, Wrestlers (IUPUI University Theatre), Women Behind Bars, Pvt. Wars (Way Off Broadway Productions), Beyond Therapy, Strange Snow, and Emily (Metropolitan Repertory Co.) 

Acting credits for film include W the Movie, LOD's Zracne Vile and Asylum Productions' Creeporia and Elizabeth.  Most recently he has appeared in Alfred Eaker's Requiem for the Relentless Fathers, a co-production between Liberty or Death Productions and Eaker Productions as the biblical prophet Samuel.

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