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Funeral Kings: An Official Selection of SXSW 2012

Funeral KingsAt Fanboy Comics, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media.  For this reason, I encourage our readers to keep an eye out for Funeral Kings, the first feature-length film by the McManus Brothers (Kevin and Matthew), which was officially selected by the SXSW 2012 Film Festival.

Funeral Kings is a dark comedy centered on a group of Catholic school kids who, after a decision to skip school, get into a situation that is too big for them to handle.  The film was written, directed, and produced by the McManus Brothers, who are recent graduates from the BFA program at Emerson College.  The brothers have written and directed several award-winning short films, with honors including Best Film in the undergraduate division of the Nevada Film Festival. 

The film wields a terrific and notable cast, including Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Superbad, Pineapple Express), Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill), and Michael Delaney (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Other Guys).



Want to get a sneak peek of Funeral Kings before it hits the big screen?  Be sure to watch the trailer, below!



The world premiere of Funeral Kings will take place at SXSW.  For more information about Funeral Kings and the McManus Brothers, visit  You can also find the film on Facebook and Twitter (@FuneralKings).  The 2012 SXSW Film Festival will take place in Austin, Texas, from March 9th through 17th. 


Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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