The Morning After

Leanne Mangan

Short film

A young backpacker wakes at dawn in a paddy field outside Siem Reap with no idea how he got there, what happened the night before – or where his girlfriend is.


When a young aussie backpacker wakes in a rice paddy field outside Siem Reap, with no memory of the night before except brief disconnected flashes, he must race against time to find his girlfriend, before it’s too late. (A seven minute proof of concept short is available upon request). The …

About Leanne Mangan

Leanne Mangan is a Sydney-based screenwriter. She graduated in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting for Series TV from AFTRS, and completed Semester 1 of the Advanced Diploma in Script Editing for Production in 2017.

The Morning After was a finalist in the 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, a semi-finalist in the 2018 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Awards, and a quarter-finalist in the Fall 2018 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards.

Leanne has adapted her short into a feature script, Amok, which is currently a quarter-finalist in the PAGE Awards, and a semi-finalist in the Cinestory Feature competition, Diverse Voices and the Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship.

The seven minute short film of The Morning After is currently screening online in AACTA’s Social Shorts Awards.

Leanne has co-written and co-produced a second short film, Remote Access, which won Best Short at its world premiere at the Girl Power Film + Media Summit and Showcase  in Brooklyn, NYC. There are upcoming screenings in festivals in Chicago, Detroit and New York.


Australian Screenwriter Leanne Mangan
Leanne Mangan