MANOS - The Handsof Felt is a giddy puppet musical re-imagining of the cult classic MANOS: The Hands of Fate. The film's story of a family vacation gone horribly wrong combines with the backstage drama of a movie shoot gone horribly wrong to tell the bizarre tale of fertilizer salesman-turned-film director Harold P. Warren. With song and dance numbers. And puppets.
Since its 2011 debut, many people on the internet said they were interested in witnessing MANOS - The Hands of Feltfor themselves. So we remounted the show for four Seattle performances in August 2013. To help it get to a wider audience, we launched aKickStarter Campaign to help us raise the money to film it.
768 Kickstarter Backers pledged just over $13,000 to make a DVD of Puppet MANOS possible. We shot live during the second weekend of the run, plus did a day of close-up shooting. The footage has been processed and the digital version and DVDs of the movie delivered to our backers.