Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Manos Returns Premiere



My Manos Returns team and I are thrilled to finally be able to let you know we will have our world premiere screening of our film at Crypticon Seattle on May 4th at 9pm.




Manos Returns event at Crypticon Seattle

.We will also have a panel where we discuss all things Manos and will be joined by some of our cast and crew. 
Everything is coming up Manos at Crypticon Seattle 2018!

https://www.crypticonseattle.com/panels/everythings-coming-manos/

 I will be there along with my fellow Manos Returns producers Tonjia Atomic - Director, Rachel Jackson -Assitant Director and Joe Sherlock- Director of Photography



 Her dad was The Master and she was little Debbie in the 1966 Cult Classic "Manos: The Hands of Fate." Jackey Neyman Jones is now the only surviving cast or crew willing to talk about the experience of being in the Worst Movie Ever. Jackey lives in the Great Northwest as a professional artist and author of the Manos behind the scenes book "Growing Up With Manos The Hands of Fate" , released in March 2016.  Jackey has appeared as a special guest at numerous events like The El Paso Classic Film Festival 2012, Hollywood Independent Film Festival 2012, Seattle Independent Film Festival 2013, Manos: Hands of Felt 2013, Seattle's Crypticon May 2015 and has appeared in several film and theatrical projects.

Tonjia Atomic is an award-winning filmmaker, actress, musician, jeweler, and freelance writer. Her films range from the dark and disturbing to the light and comedic. She is best known for the films Plain Devil, Hobo with a Trash Can, and Walking to Linas. Her writing has been featured in several online and print magazines. She's in the bands Duet To-It, Huh-Uh, and Filthy Issue. Her music has been featured in several films including Bikini Gorilla and Scarewaves.

  Rachel Jackson is a Seattle-based puppeteer, vocalist, and writer. The mind behind the hit puppet musical "MANOS - The Hands of Felt," her work has been called "mad and masterful" by The Seattle Times. Rachel is a proud co-writer and co-producer of "Manos Returns," the sequel to b-movie classic "Manos - the Hands of Fate." When she's not lost on the road to Valley Lodge, Rachel teaches puppetry classes through her company Vox Fabuli Puppets, produces the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, and is unofficial Puppeteer at Large for the Seattle Nerdlesque scene. Stay tuned for her upcoming web series pilot, Jose and The Hawk! Follow all her puppet adventures at voxfabuli.com

  Joe Sherlock - Award-winning filmmaker Joe Sherlock is a veteran of over 30 feature and anthology films. Writing, directing, shooting, editing and scoring most of his own projects, Sherlock's extensive body of work includes "Drifter," "Blood Creek Woodsman," "Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires" and "Twisted Fates," which have been screened at festivals, conventions and cool theater pubs across North America. His work as director of photography for other indie directors include "Dead Ink," "The Evilmaker" and "Platoon of the Dead." An accomplished illustrator, Sherlock's graphic novel "Demonized" will be published in fall 2015. Cult movie expert Joe Bob Briggs comments, "Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Joe Sherlock, the writer/director/composer/editor, for doing things the drive-in way." Peek into Sherlock's sci-fi horror world at skullfaceastronaut.com



...and if you are wondering how our film will look, check out our teaser.




and  finally, a few words from our A.D, Rachel:

*When can we see Manos Returns?*

Our World Premiere Screening will take place at

Crypticon Seattle
Friday, May 4 at 9pm

*How do I get in?*

You must have a ticket to Crypticon Seattle 2018 to attend. Either a Weekend Pass (available now) or a Friday Day Pass (available at some time in the future). Crypticon passes can be purchased here:


*What about other screenings?*

We're working on scheduling some stuff and will let you know when we know, y'know?"

*When can I buy a DVD?*

We're not sure yet. Lots of steps between here and there.

*Is this for real?*

Yes. It is very real. We shot a sequel to MANOS - The Hands of Fate.

*What's it about?*

Here's the synopsis:

Four friends get lost on a road trip and stumble on a hidden cult, led by the sinister Master and his servant Torgo. As they try to escape, they get caught up in the power struggle between Debbie (given to Manos as a child 50 years ago), her mother Maggie, and the other souls twisted by their time serving the dark god.

*I don't like movies that are bad on purpose.*

Neither do we. That's why we didn't make one.

Thanks for asking and stay tuned!


- the Manos Returns team

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