Activism Video

The Comedy Resistance

Shannon Manning has been a consultant and producer for activist platform The Comedy Resistance.

Launched by comedy professionals with decades of experience and joined by grassroots experts and activists, using live events and digital content and tools to inspire comedy fans to organize in their online and local communities. Created a launch video and produced shows with: Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, David Cross, Jo Firestone, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu, Bob Odenkirk, Sklar Brothers, Julio Torres, Sasheer Zamata, and more!


Good Orbit

Good Orbit is a podcast network for many artists and producers who make their creative homes at the Bell House, Union Hall, and beyond! Shannon Manning is the majority owner with her partners at the venues (making it perhaps the only women-run podcast network!)


Video Reel

Sparkle Reel from Shannon Manning on Vimeo.

Here are some older videos which show some producing, shooting, editing, and writing.

Includes clips from:
Chris Mills music video Escape from New York
Pirate Treasurer
The Community Organizers (drawings by Maria Schneider)
The Day’s Last Peace Bear (additional camera Crystal Bahmaie)
United We Stand Beer
Mingus Big Band
LifetimeTV “Gift Intervention”
Baron Vaughn promo for Shoot The Messenger
Manhattan Young Democrats promo
Ladyland (additional camera Philip Shane)
Lianne Smith music video Postcard to a Bird
Ready to Rock, FUSE pilot

And other videos:


Chris Mills Music Videos

Heavy Years

Three videos shot and edited Shannon Manning for Chris Mills album “Heavy Years 2000-2010.” Title drawings by Emily Flake. Shot during 2005 Wall to Wall Sessions.

Escape From New York
A Farewell to Arms (on Village Voice)
You Are My Favorite Song


Mingus Big Band

Video production, promotion, management for the Mingus bands and production of the Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music and NEA American Masterpieces tour and NPR broadcast of Mingus Orchestra. Production for 2011 Grammy-winning album.


Activism Video

The Community Organizers for Marriage Equality

The Community Organizers (to promote campaign). Drawings by Maria Schneider

The Community Organizers (Episode 1: Marriage Equality) from Shannon Manning on Vimeo.

Activism Video

Manhattan Young Dems

Video production for Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) recruitment.

Promotional video for nonprofit political group MYD.
Shannon Manning shot and edited.
Greg Peterson provided the music.

Activism Video

Obama Campaign 2008

Shannon Manning was the New Media Deputy for New York City in 2008, with focus on social media used to maximize old media effectiveness.

• Optimized New York State page on to improve volunteer user experience and boost participation in key state canvassing and local phone banks
• Was integral part of the data team that distributed voter file data to phone bank sites, exceeding rapidly escalating weekly goals from HQ
• On Election Day, handled data requests for all of New York State’s phone banks, which resulted in 1.3 million GOTV calls to key states
• Updated New York State blog. Wrote, researched, and vetted volunteer-submitted reports and slideshows. Promoted selected grassroots events
• Shot and produced volunteer recruitment videos


David Pollak, New York State Director, Obama for America
“Shannon was a dedicated and hard worker in an impossibly stressful environment – a Presidential campaign. She worked long hours, beat all deadlines, and she and her team accomplished the impossible, generating 1.3 million GOTV phone calls from more than 20 volunteer phone banks throughout the State.”

Benjamin Yee, New Media Director and VoterFile/Data Manager, NY, Obama for America
“During the Obama campaign Shannon was indispensable to the functioning of the New Media department. Shannon’s skill set is diverse – capable of helping with both web design and programming as well as creating the content necessary to make a website worth visiting. She is also more than capable of independent action, figuring out ways to solve problems that were posed to her. A pleasure to work with and very humorous, she has become a good friend of mine post-campaign.”

Stage Video

Pilot/stage show/web series

With Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show:

  • Produced, directed, and edited a web series for Lifetime TV called Gift Intervention
  • Produced, shot, directed, and edited a reality-show pilot for Fuse TV
  • Wrote and produced video segments and produced live stage show with 3-camera shoot and web video show called Shoot the Messenger

“As the quiet chaos of the comings and goings and People With Keys continues throughout the evening into the night, the writers work. It is equal-parts newsroom budget meeting and Saturday Night Live bull session – demanding, funny, intense. At the moment, the crew is still searching for a slogan that will sum up a holiday special that attempts to persuade all religions to embrace materialism the way Christians have with Christmas. Slogans are tossed out. Some are met with indifference, silence, polite chuckles. Then, out of nowhere, Manning says, “Consume All Ye Faithful.” Ding-ding-ding. We have a winner. But there are no high-fives, no exaggerated back-pats, just a natural move to the next order of business: There’s more work to be done, as show time is two days away.”

Writing and video clips available upon request.