Swipe Films is an award winning production, sales and distribution company, It is one of the few vertically integrated independent film companies in the UK. It was originally established by Frank Mannion in 2002. Since then, its productions have included the independent hits, MGM's Grand Theft Parsons, starring Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate and Sony Pictures' Jackboots On Whitehall, with Ewan McGregor. Swipe Films has built up a library of over 25 films, winning over 100 awards at major festivals around the world.
Its distribution division has a track record in releasing high quality foreign language and independent films. It has released These Foolish Things starring Terence Stamp, Lauren Bacall and Anjelica Huston, Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow with Kirsten Dunst, Joanna Lumley and Eddie Izzard, Mike Figgis' Suspension of Disbelief with Sebastian Koch and Emilia Fox, Frankie starring Diane Kruger, Tony Gatlif’s Cannes winner, Exils, with Romain Duris. Its Spanish releases include El Otro Lado de La Cama and Carmen (both with Paz Vega), Te Doy Mis Ojos, and Princesas. French releases include Love is in the Air starring Ludivine Sagnier, Paper Souls with Julie Gayet, All About Them with Anais Demoustier, and The Last Diamond with Berenice Bejo,
Swipe’s wine-themed movie, You Will Be My Son with Niels Arestrup, was nominated for a coveted Screen Marketing Award. It had the distinction of being the longest running film in cinemas in the UK, playing for almost 7 months, thanks to an innovative marketing and social media campaign.
Swipe's sales division has sold the Golden Globe winner, Osama, Debra Granik’s double Sundance winner, Down To The Bone starring Vera Farmiga, Mike Figgis' Love Live Long and the Egyptian movie, Winter of Discontent (shot in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring) and Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was short-listed for an Oscar.
The Swipe Film Fund was created in 2012 and invests in British and international productions. It has produced Plastic for Paramount Pictures, Get Lucky starring Luke Treadaway for Universal Pictures, Taking Stock starring Kelly Brook & Georgia Groome for Netflix, Moscow Never Sleeps, and the 3D animated Christmas hit, Saving Santa, with Martin Freeman, Ashley Tisdale, Tim Curry and Joan Collins.