MANNUCCI - Executive Producer, Room 608,
Mannucci is an Emmy and Peabody award
winning producer, director and writer.
His current film, The Spitfire Project, the story of a
British farmer’s quest to unearth a lost squadron of planes buried in Burma, is
in post-production. With Jonathan
Halperin, Mannucci founded Room 608, Inc. a new media and
documentary production company based in New York. The company currently has six films in
production and development. Mannucci is
also producing, with Halperin, a documentary for the Discovery Channel about an
expedition in search of the world’s deepest cave.
His previous six films were produced for National
Geographic. Inside Death Row (2010
Television Academy Honor), is a story about the death penalty in Texas told
through the lives of three condemned men; To Catch A Smuggler, is a behind
closed doors look at border protection at John F. Kennedy International
Airport; Moment Of Death,
is about what happens to the brain and body when we die; Journey To An Alien Moon,
chronicles the search for alien life within our solar system; and How
To Build A Beating Heart (2010 Gold Hugo,
Chicago International Television Competition), is about
the science of growing human organs and body parts. Last year, he completed The Apostles, a film
about the birth of Christianity in the four decades after the execution of
For public television, Mannucci created Curious,
(2008 Gold Hugo, Cine Golden Eagle)
an immersion into cutting edge science and the ways it affects our lives.
For PBS’ Great Performances,
Mannucci produced and directed Bill Irwin Clown Prince (2005 Gold Hugo), about the work of
actor, director, writer and clown, Bill Irwin.
Other work includes segments for The Music in Me, a documentary
series for HBO about kids who’ve
made music a central part of their lives (Peabody Award). At WNET, New York’s PBS station, Mannucci was
co-creator of EGG the arts show, which earned the 2002 Peabody Award, four 2002 national Emmy
nominations, five New York Emmy Awards, 19 Cine Golden Eagles, a Special
International Prize from the City of Montreux, and a place on the Los Angeles Times’ Best of Television
2000. He produced the series City
Life, which received a 2000 Peabody Award, as well as 9 New York Emmys
and 2 CINE Golden Eagles.