NEWS RELEASE: MancMade Productions and Lee Child Release The Visit Short Film


MancMade® Productions & Lee Child Release The Visit Short Film


4th November 2023

MancMade® Productions announce the official release of The Visit Short Film. Filmed in early 2022, The Visit, Written and Produced by Paul Ludden with Lee Child as Exec-Producer is a fictional story based around the 1996 IRA bombing of Manchester.

The Visit has had a successful run on the Global Film Festival Circuit, with Official Selections in the well-respected Madrid and Barcelona Indie International Film Festivals, with lead Cal MacAninch picking up a Best Actor Nomination in both. The Visit was also named Best Short Film in the Liverpool Shorts Independent International Film Festival and a Finalist in the Rome Prisma Film Awards.

Lee Child, Executive Producer of The Visit, said:

“Manchester was a big part of my life for a long time, and I grew to love the kind of smart, committed, creative underground scene there.  The MancMade people are today’s version, and a friend tipped me off about a project they had, called The Visit, which looked like it could be a real jewel, sharp, complex, and emotionally resonant, and I wanted to get involved, and I’m delighted they let me”

Paul Ludden, Writer & Producer of The Visit. CEO MancMade® Productions added:

“I decided to release The Visit for FREE on our website because I want to showcase the work of the actors and crew to a global audience and I also don’t want to exclude people who can’t afford a rental fee or don’t have access to the streaming platforms generally used by filmmakers.”

Ludden added “It’s also an opportunity to show the level of ambition we have as a company to create and produce top quality films in Manchester, working with a mix of experienced and emerging talent, both actors & crew. It’s also a global call-out to any writers, actors, crew, producers and investors interested in working with MancMade® Productions”

You can watch The Visit for FREE at MancMade.Productions

For further information, please contact: Paul Ludden, CEO MancMade® Productions

Twitter @MancMadeProd   

Note to Editors

About The Visit

The Visit is a short film based around the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996 Written and Produced by Paul Ludden. It’s a fictionalised story based around the fact that the two bombers who drove the lorry bomb packed with explosives into a packed City Centre Manchester have never been brought to justice.

Actor Cal MacAninch (Mayflies, Trigger Point, Time) plays the lead role alongside Manchester Actors James Quinn & Trevor Dwyer-Lynch with a fantastic supporting cast of emerging acting talent. The Visit is directed by award winning Director Jake Murray.

About MancMade® Productions

MancMade® Productions is an Independent Film, Audio-Drama, Podcast, TV and Theatre Production Company based in Manchester.


Paul Ludden & Lee Child
The Visit Official Poster




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