"Mann Made" is a celebration of the American Dream. At a time when America is facing the hard realities of a deep divide, Mark Mann reminds us of the individual spirit that unites us. He begins his journey at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution with nothing. No titles, no money and no status. His ambition is all he has and it's truly all he needs. Mark creates his own opportunities and sets forth into a myriad of trials, betrayals, affairs, conquests and ultimate survival.
As a series, "Mann Made" is a natural continuation of period successes "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men", where the audience is transported and immersed into the growth of America along side a complex and unforgettable main character. Mark Mann is a social climber, a brilliant businessman, a passionate lover, a conflicted idealist, and a ruthless capitalist. He is a true American.
Writer/Director/Producer Leone Marucci identified his life’s passion at an early age. He created his first movie at twelve and has been entrenched in visual storytelling ever since.
Leone founded Steelyard Pictures through which he develops feature film and series entertainment. His 2013 inventive crime drama "The Power of Few" starred Oscar Winner Christopher Walken and Golden Globe Winner Christian Slater. The film was honored by critics who favorably compared him to one of his early influences, Quentin Tarantino.
Leone is represented by Stuart Manashil at Novo Entertainment. He is in pre-production on his follow up feature "Superthief", a heist film shooting in 2019.
Leone launched a career in Hollywood by assisting in special fx, costume and art departments on the films The Truman Show, Blade, and Anaconda respectively.
After founding Steelyard Pictures, Leone independently wrote, produced and directed "Meddle and Steal", a stylish short film that received the unique honor of both Best Action Film and Best Screenplay by the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival. Subsequently, Leone faced many commercial opportunities and guided Steelyard into successful relationships with Disney, MTV, NFL, Taco Bell, Guess, highlighted by completing a national spot for the renowned fashion company.