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.

With The Morning After script, Leanne is currently a finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and was a semi-finalist earlier this year in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest.  The Morning After has 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 attended the Stowe Story Lab in September, working on the pilot of her one-hour drama series ReMade.


Australian Screenwriter Leanne Mangan
Leanne Mangan