Tuesday, February 20, 2018

All about Debbie

This blog post is entirely about me...which I know a few of these are, considering I am the author and it's about Manos.


Telling you this because I realize that at 58 years old, it's about time to acknowledge my accomplishments out loud.... Well, at least through the written word.

  Mystery Science Theater fans and by association, Manos: The Hands of Fate fans are My People.  We "get" each other.  I have no idea how this perfect juxtapication happened in my life but am forever appreciative of  the many intersting and talented people I've met on this incredible Manos journey. 

It is a constanty evolving thing that started by connecting with a few fans through chat rooms online in the 1990's.  It was fun and I put myself out there to straighten out some of the Manos mythology floating around.  Facebook then became the thing and more connections happened.  I responded to everything, and for the most part, I still do.  Through that, there came offers for projects like participating in the Manos stage production in Portland a few years back.  I attended screenings of the restored version of Manos.  I decided to start a blog to record my memories and report on current happenings in the Manos world.  I was contacted by Playboy magazine for a feature story https://www.playboy.com/articles/the-battle-over-the-worst-movie-ever and Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2150-5-things-i-learned-as-child-star-worst-movie-ever.html for another story.  Based on the reaction from readers of this blog, I decided to write a book and found my co author Laura Mazzuca Toops through Facebook.  As soon as that was published, I found myself co-writing a script for a sequel film "Manos Returns" with Rachel Jackson and Tonjia Atomic and then a kickstarter to fund the filming.  Joe Sherlock came on board with us as a co producer and Director of Photography with Rachel as Assitant Director and Tonjia directing.  I acted in two of Joe Sherlock's films https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBIODszjxJ0  and recently a PSA short film for the Soska Sisters Women in Horror Blood Drive with Tonjia and Mi Chelle Nessk directing. The short is titled "Just a Prick"  http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3480991/soska-sisters-assemble-massive-blood-drive-anthology-women-horror-month/  In between, I was a location coordinator for an upcoming Bigfoot film titled Primal Rage and also played a part, bringing my home and family into it.  That film has a national one night screening on Feb 27th and there is a Manos easter egg in the film because the Director of Photography, Jay Lee is a great guy and wanted to do it for me.  Let me know when you see the Manos reference when you see the film.  http://www.ihorror.com/movie-review-primal-rage/

Now I'm working on a screenplay for a film about the making of Manos.  It's looking like it will be pretty funny.  As you can just imagine, the story has a great deal of ridiculousness in it.  If you don't know how it all went down, read my book.  You can order it on Amazon here...https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Manos-Hands-Child/dp/1593939221   or you can order an autographed copy directly from me here (includes shipping within the US) ...https://www.paypal.me/JackeyNeymanJones/22

I just started a new podcast titled Jackey Hand of Horror which you can hear my first episode here... https://soundcloud.com/handofhorropodcast/jackeys-hand-of-horror-episode-1-puppets-with-guest-mike-senna   Please follow me on facebook as well  https://www.facebook.com/handofhorror/

This is a big year with lots coming up and some traveling to a few Cons.  More on that later.  Gotta go.  Busy busy day and loving it.

If you've got a worthy project or want to connect or just want to see what I'm up to, find me on social media.

https://www.facebook.com/JackeyNeymanJones

https://www.facebook.com/Debbiesmanos/

https://www.facebook.com/handofhorror/

https://www.facebook.com/Jackeys-Art-338570813299450/

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