The Manor
Shawney Cohen, Canada, 2013
Directed by: Shawney Cohen
Producer: Paul Scherzer
Production company: Six Island Productions
Cinematography: Seth Poulin
Music: Jim Guthrie
Format: HD
Running time: 80'

Shawney calls himself a filmmaker, but he's been a strip-club manager for longer. When he was six his father bought “The Manor”, a small-town strip club. Thirty years later, the family's lifestyle has got the better of them. While his 400-pound father prepares for stomach-reduction surgery, his 85-pound mother has her own complicated relationship with food. Shawney's role as struggling filmmaker and outcast son provides a rare glimpse into a family facing the consequences of their livelihood and dependence. Told with humor and frankness, 'The Manor' is an intimate portrait of people struggling to call themselves a family.

Awards and Festivals
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 – Honorable Mention Best Documentary Award
HotDocs 2013
Zurich International Film Festival 2013
Bergen International Film Festival 2013
Woodstock Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Shawney Cohen is a Toronto-based filmmaker who also manages his father’s strip club. Shawney started his career in computer animation and his work has appeared in dozens of major motion pictures. In 2009, Shawney shot and directed the award-nominated short documentary 'Tagged'. 'The Manor' is Shawney’s feature directing debut.

Location and screening schedule:
ZAGREB PUPPET THEATER, Wednesday, October 23rd at 20.00
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Saturday, October 26th at 15.00