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Mad Hannans WIN in Manchester! and upcoming festival screenings

Posted by Martin Shore (Creator)
Mad Hannans, Best Documentary Winner
Mad Hannans, Best Documentary Winner

 Hello all!

Hope everyone has been having a good 2018 so far!

We are honored to report that the first screening of "Mad Hannans" of the year was our International Premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival where the film won Best Documentary Film.

Jerry was on hand to perform for the Manchester crowd as well. It was an honor to perform and screen and win. A first class festival in every way! Especially for such an amazing music city whose music scene is rich and historic!

The list is so long of great bands including Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division and New Order, The Stone Roses, 808, James, The Chemical Brothers, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, to name a few. It heartfelt and inspiring that Jerry Hannan's music was so well received, and to know that we touched a sophisticated Manchester audience is truly amazing 

Upcoming Festival Screenings

We have some Festival screenings coming up in April as we work to bring the film and music to more people across the country. 

Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14 the film will screen as an Official Selection of the Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona. Tickets can be bought here:



Jerry will then be playing a set at the Saturday night after party at Cien Agaves in Scottsdale after the screening.

If you are in the Los Angeles area you can see the film screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Monday April 30. Will have more details to come later.

We will have more screenings in the future and are working hard on a plan for a general release so that everyone will have a chance to see the film. Thank you all for your support!

If you are one of the backers expecting a DVD we will have those details finalized as we get closer to a general release plan. Stay tuned! 

Many thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving Update, Jerry Hannan at Rancho Nicasio

Posted by Martin Shore (Creator)
Jerry on the cover of the Pacific Sun
Jerry on the cover of the Pacific Sun


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Just a quick update to let you all know what is happening with Mad Hannans.

We've had screenings at two local film festivals, Mill Valley Film Festival and Carmel International Film Festival. The reaction was amazing! The emotion from the audience has left a huge impact on us after each screening. Thank you so much to everyone who were able to come out!

Going forward we are working on adding more fests in 2018 so we can bring the film to even more people. After that there should be some sort of general release so we will update as we go along. Can never be too sure about these things.

For those of you waiting for DVD screeners we will get those out as well! Have to wait for more firm planning in the new year for distribution.


As many of you know Jerry will be playing this coming Friday, November 24, at Rancho Nicasio, the 6th Annual Leftovers Party....

Show starts at 8 pm and reservations are recommended...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Much to be thankful for.

"Mad Hannans"!


MVFF Screenings at RUSH! Sweetwater sold out...

Posted by Martin Shore (Creator)

Hi all,

Getting closer to our World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival next Friday. 

Tickets for both the October 6th and October 9th screenings are at rush, which means tickets are no longer for sale in advance. If you don't have a ticket the MVFF has the following procedure if you would still like to attend:


Rush tickets often become available after advance tickets have sold out. The Rush line forms outside each venue one hour before showtime. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime. No discounts. Patrons have a 90% success rate of getting into shows through the Rush Line.

More info here:

The Sweetwater show following the screening on October 6th is also SOLD OUT!

So we hope you have a ticket!

We will have some more announcements coming soon!


Mill Valley Film Festival schedule announced!

Posted by Martin Shore (Creator)

Hi all,

Today the Mill Valley Film Festival announced their 2017 schedule with "Mad Hannnas" scheduled to premiere October 6 at 6:15 pm at the Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley.

 See the MVFF program here. "Mad Hannans" is on page 37...

Note that there will be a second screening at the Rafael Theater on Monday October 9.

Tickets for Film Festivals are always a strange process with members and patrons getting first crack before the general public on sales. Read the process for the MVFF here:

General public on sale tickets go up on Sept 17.

Tickets for the Sweetwater Show after the screening are on sale now!

A ticket to the screening isn't a ticket for the Live Show and vice versa. You must have a ticket for each if you plan on attending both.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Many thanks!

Mad Hannans at MVFF 2017

Posted by Martin Shore (Creator)



We are happy to let you all know that "Mad Hannans" will finally be taking it's first steps into the world. Thanks to all of you!

The film will be playing on October 6th, 2017 at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Following the screening will be a live show at the Sweetwater with Jerry Hannan and special guests!

The full schedule for the MVFF isn't released for a couple more weeks so this is so you all have a jump on the word getting out.