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Mandi Riggi

Mandi Riggi: Screenwriter & Director

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Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

marinus.viktor@papercuts-agency.com

Mandi Riggi: Screenwriter & Director

represented by

Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

Mandi Riggi

Mandi Riggi is a British/American London-based writer-director of Iranian descent. She is a member of the WGA, BAFTA Crew, WGGB and Directors UK. She was one of 12 selected in the 2020/21 showrunning program Serial Eyes in Berlin and a participant of the 2021 Rotterdam Labs.

Mandi’s pilot script PEACE X PIECE was optioned by US network Showtime. Her screenplay MERCY was selected for Toronto Film Festival’s IFF programme and was part of Film London’s PFM and the MIA Co-Production Market in Rome. Her pilot ALEX IN WONDERLAND was one of 16 projects selected into MIA Market’s Drama Pitch Series and is currently being developed to take out to production companies.

Mandi has also written and directed several plays, including LEVITICUS which played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following sold-out performances Off Broadway at 59E59. Her one-woman musical PIAF premiered in LA at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre and has since travelled to NY, Rome, Hong Kong and twice presented at the Grammy Museum starring Maria Elena Infantino.

Mandi has also directed a number of short films, including SPADE, starring Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii 5.0) which premiered at Katra Film Series, won the Katra Award and can now been seen on Shorts TV. Her previous short PARALLEL PASSAGE was nominated for Best Short at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema and travelled to 13 other international film festivals.

Mandi is currently writing a 4-part television series, with Iervolino Studios, Incognito Films and Media Muskateers producing, and Dario Argento directing. Mandi is also in development with her feature film MERCY, with a star cast attached, and is developing a number of film and television ideas.

Mandi writes and develops scripts in English.

Mandi Riggi

Mandi Riggi is a British/American London-based writer-director of Iranian descent. She is a member of the WGA, BAFTA Crew, WGGB and Directors UK. She was one of 12 selected in the 2020/21 showrunning program Serial Eyes in Berlin and a participant of the 2021 Rotterdam Labs.

Mandi’s pilot script PEACE X PIECE was optioned by US network Showtime. Her screenplay MERCY was selected for Toronto Film Festival’s IFF programme and was part of Film London’s PFM and the MIA Co-Production Market in Rome. Her pilot ALEX IN WONDERLAND was one of 16 projects selected into MIA Market’s Drama Pitch Series and is currently being developed to take out to production companies.

Mandi has also written and directed several plays, including LEVITICUS which played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following sold-out performances Off Broadway at 59E59. Her one-woman musical PIAF premiered in LA at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre and has since travelled to NY, Rome, Hong Kong and twice presented at the Grammy Museum starring Maria Elena Infantino.

Mandi has also directed a number of short films, including SPADE, starring Jorge Garcia (Lost, Hawaii 5.0) which premiered at Katra Film Series, won the Katra Award and can now been seen on Shorts TV. Her previous short PARALLEL PASSAGE was nominated for Best Short at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema and travelled to 13 other international film festivals.

Mandi is currently writing a 4-part television series, with Iervolino Studios, Incognito Films and Media Muskateers producing, and Dario Argento directing. Mandi is also in development with her feature film MERCY, with a star cast attached, and is developing a number of film and television ideas.

Mandi writes and develops scripts in English.

In Development (Selection)

                           Mercy

             Format: Feature Film
             Director: Mandi Riggi
             Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
             Production: Writers & Anglers
             Festivals and Awards:
             – Selected into Film London’s PFM
             – Rome’s MIA Market
             – Toronto’s Film Festival’s IFF

                            Five Storeys Underground

              Format: Feature Film
              Director: Mandi Riggi
              Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
              Production: TBA
              Festivals and Awards:
              – Selected into Film London’s PFM

          Alex in Wonderland

              Format: TV Series, 6 episodes
              Genre: Dark Comedy
              Director: Mandi Riggi
              Screenplay & Creator: Mandi Riggi
              Production: TBA
              Festivals and Awards:
              – Rome’s Mia Market

          Piece x Piece

               Broadcaster: Showtime Inc.       
               Format: 8 episodes
               Genre: Drama
               Director: Mandi Riggi
               Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
               Production:
TBA

Filmography (Selection)

 

2021                   Spade

       Format: Short Film
       Director: Mandi Riggi
       Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
       Production: PSYCHONAUT
      
Producer: Kevin Frizmaurice Comer
       Festivals & Awards:
        – Winner Katra Film Series Award
       
– Rome Independent Film Festival

2004                    Parallel Passage

        Format: Short Film
        Director: Mandi Riggi
        Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
        Production: PSYCHONAUT
        Producer:  Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer
        Festivals & Awards (Selection):
        –
Nominated Best Short Deauville
           Festival of American Cinema
        – Winner Silver Remi Award Worldfest Houston
        – Hamptons Film Festival
        – Huesca Film Festival
        – São Paulo Film Festival
        – San Diego Film Festival
        – Malibu Film Festival
        – Newport Beach Film Festival
        – Cinequest Film Festival
        – Kent Film festival
        – Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

Theatre

2019                    Mercy

Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre: Bread & Roses Theatre / Clapham Fringe, London
Festival and Awards:
– Finalist recipient at Stage Left Theatre / Downstage Left Residency

2018                    Levticus

Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe, 59E59 New York
Featuring: Sawyer Spielberg, Raye Levine Spielberg, Brynne Kraynak, Eric Svendsen

 2016                   Piaf

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre:
– Marilyn Monroe Theatre
– Grammy Museum (Los Angeles)

2014                    Heaven & Hell

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Festivals and Awards:
Midnight Madness Festival, New York

2013                    A Baby’s Arm Holding An Apple

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Festival and Awards:
– Midnight Madness Festival, New York
– Finalist at ReOrient Festival / Golden Thread

2011                    Degrees

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Michael David
Theatre: Inkwell Lab, Inkwell Theatre
Featuring: Samantha Sloyan, Mark McCullough Thomas, Matt Austin, Casey Ross

In Development (Selection)

 

           Mercy

       Format: Feature Film
       Director: Mandi Riggi
       Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
       Production: Writers & Anglers
       Festivals and Awards:
       – Selected into Film London’s PFM
       – Rome’s MIA Market
       – Toronto’s Film Festival’s IFF

           Five Storeys Underground

Format: Feature Film
Director: Mandi Riggi
Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
Production: TBA
Festivals and Awards:
– Selected into Film London’s PFM

           Alex in Wonderland

Format: TV Series, 6 episodes
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Mandi Riggi
Screenplay & Creator: Mandi Riggi
Production: TBA
Festivals and Awards:
– Rome’s Mia Market

           Piece x Piece

                Broadcaster: Showtime Inc. 
                Format: 8 episodes
                Genre: Drama
                Director: Mandi Riggi
                Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
                Production:
TBA

Filmography (Selection)

 

2021       Spade

Format: Short Film
Director: Mandi Riggi
Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
Production: PSYCHONAUT
Producer: Kevin Frizmaurice Comer
Festivals & Awards:
– Winner Katra Film
   Series Award
– Rome Independent
   Film Festival

2004        Parallel Passage

Format: Short Film
Director: Mandi Riggi
Screenplay: Mandi Riggi
Production: PSYCHONAUT
Producer:  Kevin Fitzmaurice Comer
Festivals & Awards (Selection):
Nominated Best Short Deauville
   Festival of American Cinema
– Winner Silver Remi Award
   Worldfest Houston
– Hamptons Film Festival
– Huesca Film Festival
– São Paulo Film Festival
– San Diego Film Festival
– Malibu Film Festival
– Newport Beach Film Festival
– Cinequest Film Festival
– Kent Film festival
– Los Angeles International Short
   Film Festival

Theatre


2019        Mercy

Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre: Bread & Roses Theatre / Clapham Fringe, London
Festival and Awards:
– Finalist recipient
   at Stage Left Theatre /
   Downstage Left  Residency

2018        Levticus

Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe, 59E59 New York
Featuring: Sawyer Spielberg, Raye Levine Spielberg, Brynne Kraynak, Eric Svendsen

2016        Piaf

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Theatre:
– Marilyn Monroe Theatre
– Grammy Museum (Los Angeles)

2014       Heaven and Hell

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Festivals and Awards:
– Midnight Madness Festival,
   New York

2013        A Baby’s Arm Holding
                 An Apple

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Mandi Riggi
Festival and Awards:
– Midnight Madness Festival,
   New York
– Finalist at ReOrient Festival /
   Golden Thread

2011        Degrees

Director: Mandi Riggi
Playwright: Michael David
Theatre: Inkwell Lab, Inkwell Theatre
Featuring: Samantha Sloyan, Mark McCullough Thomas,
Matt Austin, Casey Ross