El Rey Network Selects Eric Dean Seaton’s Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Short

The live action short based on hit graphic novel is a part of El Rey Network's Black Filmmaker Showcase for the month of February.
By: "And... Action!" Entertainment
LOS ANGELES - Feb. 11, 2016 - PRLog -- The El Rey Network, known for its action packed movies aimed at Latino audiences, began showing TV director Eric Dean Seaton’s (NBC, TVOne, Nickelodeon) short film, Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action Short, this month as part of its Black Filmmaker Showcase that will run through the month of February. The award-winning short is based on the critically-acclaimed graphic novel series of the same name and is one of only two short films selected, by El Rey founder Robert Rodriguez, for the honor. The film airs immediately following popular high octane movies Reservoir Dogs, Shaolin Abbot, The Trail of the Broken Blade and Five Shaolin Masters. [http://ElRayNetwork.com]

“This is another exciting opportunity for the short and the series,” creator and director Eric Dean Seaton said. “What started as a love letter to readers of the graphic novels continues to build new fans and opportunities for the graphic novel series and beyond. It’s a great honor to be chosen.” [http://LegendoftheMantamaji.com]

The short follows an untested hero in the making during an early confrontation with the mysterious New World Knights who are planning an attack on New York City. Outgunned and inexperienced, the Mantamaji is the only one who can stop them - but the odds are not in his favor.

Air Times:

Thursday, February 11th:  8:00PM & 12:30PM  Five Shaolin Masters
Thursday, February 18th: 10:15PM, 2:45AM  The Trail of the Broken Blade
Thursday, February 25th: 8:00PM, 11:45PM  Shaolin Abbot
Monday, February 8th 8:00PM, 12:30AM, Wednesday, February 17th 12:00AM, Saturday February 20th 10:00AM, 6:00PM. Saturday February 27th 4:00PM, 10:30PM  Reservoir Dogs

About Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action

Since it’s release, the Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action Short continues to grow in popularity and accolades among fans and film festivals including: 2015 Best Short Competition Award of Excellence in Film Short, Television-Pilot Program and African American categories; 2015 Los Angeles Movie Awards with an Honorable Mention and Best Editing nod; 14th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2015 Winner for Best Action Short; 2015 Orlando Urban Film Festival Grand Jury Winner Best Action Short Film and an Urban Action Showcase & Expo win for Best Fire Fight and Best Super Hero Male.

About Eric Dean Seaton:

As a two-time NAACP Image Award-nominated episodic director, Eric Dean Seaton has directed over 200 television episodes of 39 different hit TV series, including NBC/Warner Bros. comedy "Undateable, TVOne’s “Here We Go Again,” Disney's "Austin & Ally" and Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs." He has also directed 18 music videos and two pilots for Nickelodeon, as well as two pilots for Disney XD.

Seaton is also the creator, writer and publisher of the Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel trilogy and director of the Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action Short. The series, published by "And... Action!" Entertainment, was named a Top Graphic Novel by Examiner.com and Atlanta Black Star and nominated for a 2015 Glyph Comics Award.

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