The Manor

After years apart, Shawney returns home to find his once "normal" family
gone, replaced by a strip-club-owner father, anorexic mother and sociopathic

Shawney Cohen Shawney Cohen

Shawney Cohen worked in feature film animation for ten years until 2009 when he shot and directed the award-winning short documentary TAGGED produced with the National Film Board of Canada and... more»

Paul Scherzer Paul Scherzer

Since 1998, Paul has produced a host of award-winning dramatic features and documentaries playing festivals from Toronto to Cannes, Sundance to Pusan and selling into all markets.

Laurie Gwen Shaprio Laurie Gwen Shaprio
Executive Producer

Novelist and filmmaker, Laurie Gwen Shapiro received an Independent Spirit Award for Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (IFC Films, 2001) and an Emmy nomination for Finishing... more»

Cast & Crew

Mike Gallay - CO-DIRECTOR 

Additional Credits

Mike Gallay

Seth Poulin

"The Manor is an intimate portrait of four people struggling to call themselves a family by exploring questions of familial responsibility, delinquent behavior, sexual deviance, faith and mortality."

Genre: Documentary