An amazing new Manos project has come about entirely organically. A thought. A theoretical conversation or two. A suggestion of talented people and more conversations. Suddenly a film formed and manifested into a full fledged project: MANOS RETURNS. As I've witnessed time and again, the hand of fate guides everything. It's very strange how Manos makes things happen, but I know enough by now to just go with it.
Why now? It has to be now. The original has become a symbol to many fans of MST3K and B movies, and a source of inspiration to a new generation of film makers who love the concept of everything not to do in film making. But in 1966 it was a failure to everyone involved. This is an opportunity for the surviving principal players to enjoy a little recognition for the the place Manos holds in pop culture history.
I and a small band of indie film folk kicked things off with a t-shirt fundraiser, offering an exclusive MANOS RETURNS shirt and autographed art cards. These proceeds will go towards start-up funds, most importantly capturing initial footage of my dad, returning as The Master. T-shirts are available for a limited time only. The deadline to order them is October 1st. www.ManosReturns.com
A Kickstarter campaign to cover the remainder of the project’s expenses will be launched in the fall of 2015.
Stay tuned! It is the will of MANOS!