Mandao Films has recently announced their screening of the cult indie Mandao of the Dead at the LA Comic Con. Mandao of the Dead is scheduled to screen: Sunday, October 13th, 2019 4:00pm Room 301A, Los Angeles Convention Center. Mandao of the Dead is a supernatural comedy about the reclusive Jay Mandao who lives frugally off his late father's cereal royalties. He wants nothing more than to live in solitude, but is duped into taking in his adult nephew-in-law, Jackson. As Halloween approaches, Jay begins having odd dreams, and comes to find that he has the ability of astral projection. Jay and Jackson are approached by a ghost who has a small window of opportunity to reverse his death at the hands of Jackson's murderous ex-girlfriend. This is the second feature from Writer/Director Scott Dunn and Producer Gina Gomez Dunn. Mandao of the Dead gained some media attention after screening at the San Diego Comic Con. It was considered a "cult favorite" among film critics and lauded as, "the horror equivalent of Napoleon Dynamite," (Horror-Fix).
Mandao Films has launched a Kickstarter on October 8th - November 8th in an effort to raise $20,000 USD for their sequel "Mandao Returns". This time, Mandao Returns takes place around Christmas. After abstaining from astral projecting, Jay Mandao's life starts to unravel. Jay's cousin Andy hatches a plan to steal money from the past after encountering some serious financial issues. To make matters worse, they encounter an evil ghost intent on possessing one of their bodies to live again. Jay, Jackson, Cousin Andy, and their cab driver Fer must team up to stop the entity. Will they succeed? To support the campaign, donate by visiting www.mandaoreturns.com and sharing on Facebook and Twitter.