As a director, cinematographer, and editor, Lindsay has worked with The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone Magazine, and PBS. He has filmed Bruce Springsteen in Asbury Park, operated for Haskell Wexler, ASC., and assisted on Martin Scorsese's "Shine a Light." He studied Directing & Cinematography at Boston University, and has worked for over a decade in branded content and independent film.
Lindsay is founder/director of Beechwood Film, a full-service creative film and video production company specializing in commercials, and documentary-style branded content for broadcast and web. Beechwood Film supplies crews, equipment, and production expertise for projects big and small.
Name: Lindsay Steven Mann
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Beechwood Film, LLC
Occupation: Cinematographer and Director
Film (short) by Jessi Shuttleworth (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department
Betting the Farm
Film by Cecily Pingree (Documentary, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department, Composer Betting The Farm is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who--dropped by their national milk company--are suddenly confronted with the real possibility of losing their farms. Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company. Farmers Vaughn Chase, Richard Lary, and Aaron Bell--along with their families--struggle to make ends meet as they get the company off the ground. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off? Or will they be left worse off than before? Written by Anonymous
West of Memphis
Film by Amy Berg (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South. Written by Production
Film by Jerry Allen Davis (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The Shanghai Hotel is the story of a young woman named Yin Yin (Eugenia Yuan), who illegally buys her way to the USA from communist China hoping to make a better life for herself and her family. After a long, treacherous journey stowed away in a dark hull of an overcrowded cargo ship, Yin Yin arrives in New York City for what she thinks will be the beginning of a better life. Falsely promised a job in the technology industry, her dreams are shattered when she is told by the Snakeheads, an Asian gang, that her debt is much higher than expected. To pay off that additional debt she will have to work it off by being a prostitute. Yin Yin is devastated by the news that she is being sold into the sex slave trade. The rundown, decrepit building that Yin Yin and the other prostitutes live and work in is known as the Shanghai Hotel. Women from Thailand, Korea and China all reside in the Shanghai Hotel. Some of the women know what they are there for but most are just like Yin Yin, unwilling ... Written by Jerry Allen Davis
Meet Your Farmer
Film by Cecily Pingree (Documentary) Cinematographer, Composer, Editor Meet Your Farmer is a series of short films about farms in Maine. Produced for Maine Farmland Trust, an organization that works to preserve farm land in Maine for farming use, the films offer a glimpse at the many different types of farms in the state. From the potato harvest in Aroostook County, to the innovations of a seventh-generation farmer Downeast, to the struggles of a dairy farmer in Western Maine, the short films remind viewers that farming is more than just a historical feature of Maine; farming in Maine is alive and well. Written by Anonymous
Friends and Lovers
Film by Ron Pike (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After a failed relationship with a waitress, a young gay man is challenged by his love for a straight mechanic.
Film by Christopher Pedersen (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer Justin Ericson hates his life. Working as a real estate broker in New York City, he spends most of his day cold-calling prospective clients that don't want to talk to him. He hasn't made a commission in a while, and is on the verge of being fired. Justin's girlfriend, Kay, constantly nags him and only seems to be concerned with making money. She works for Brad, a successful stockbroker, and Justin suspects that she's having an affair with him. Justin loves films, and dreams about being a filmmaker someday. He fantasizes about Amber Donovan, a famous actress who represents everything he has ever wanted in a woman. Justin decides to pursue his passion for film, and soon finds himself working as Amber's assistant on a film set. Will his dreams become a reality? Written by Christopher Pedersen
The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream
Film by Nash Bhatt (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer "The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream" revolves around Carlos, Vijay and Mike; three fearless strangers whose relentless pursuit of the fabled "American Dream" coincides. Their fateful meeting forever alters the course of their desperate lives. Carlos illegally migrates from Mexico and is forced to toil for pennies as a mechanic. A greedy Indian motel owner lures Vijay from India with the promise of riches, but instead enslaves him as a worker. Mike, who is indebted to his mob boss uncle, befriends the two immigrants and their combined courage, ambition, and friendship lead them to the top of a criminal empire. A horrific event causes their monumental rise to come to a crashing halt and forces them to define loyalties. Written by Nash Productions, LLC
Film (short) by Lindsay Mann (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Writer, Director On their way to work, Hank and Betsy get stuck in an elevator. As the years pass by and the elevator expands, they must learn to live with and love one another.
Film (short) by Joseph Zentil (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department
Film (short) by Joe Schufreider (Thriller) Cinematographer
Film (short) by Brendon McQueen (Drama) Cinematographer An elderly woman with Alzheimer's Disease convinces her granddaughter to spring her free from a nursing home to embark on an adventure 70 years in the making.
Where Are You Going, Elena?
Film (short) by Josephine Decker (Comedy) Cinematographer When Elena, a middle-aged waitress with love-lorn love handles, can't take dishing up another plate of tater tots, she leaves her diner life forever. Or so she thinks. But the silverware has another plan. As plate after spatula after utensil hop after her, a new fate unfolds - Will she escape forever, or will the utensils win her back? Written by Josephine Decker
A Sense of Wonder
Video by Christopher Monger (Biography) Camera and Electrical Department Captures Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement and author of Silent Spring, in the final months of her life as she defends her book and battles with cancer.
Shine a Light
Film by Martin Scorsese (Documentary, Biography and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorcese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Written by alfiehitchie
Film by Ian McCrudden (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Maine coast, Islander captures the grit and integrity of this hard working community and celebrates man's unerring need for redemption. Written by Renee Tsao
Milk & Honey
Film (short) by Kyle Graffam Cinematographer, Writer
Film (short) by Lindsay Mann (Drama) Writer, Composer, Director
Boston University (Boston, MA)