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.

Following its Pathways inclusion, The Morning After script was a semi-finalist earlier this year in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest. It has also been made into a seven minute proof of concept short, available upon request.

Leanne has co-written and co-produced a second short film, Remote Access, which is now in post-production. She is working on a one-hour drama series APPsent, a sitcom DISBOS, a mini-series Murals and some web series pilots (short docs available).

Prior to this Leanne wrote shows for the Sydney Fringe Festival: In Between Days (performed at the King St Theatre in 2013), and Sci-fi Love Story in 2015 (unproduced).


Australian Screenwriter Leanne Mangan
Leanne Mangan