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‘Mr. Manhattan’ Premieres at The Kentucky Theatre with Celebrity Attendees

‘Mr. Manhattan’ Premieres at The Kentucky Theatre with Celebrity Attendees

Stars Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega Attend Screening Released by Great American Pure Flix

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Great American Pure Flix announces Carlos PenaVega (“Spy Kids,” Big Time Rush) and Alexa PenaVega (“Spy Kids,” “The Casagrandes Movie”) will attend the world premiere of the original motion picture, “Mr. Manhattan” on May 22, 2024, in the film’s shoot location of Lexington, Kentucky.

The exclusive premiere will include a 600-person screening of the film at The Kentucky Theatre, presented by VisitLEX, along with a red-carpet experience, and VIP attendees including cast and crew of the film, as well as members from Asbury University.

“It is a joy to have produced the beautiful motion picture, ‘Mr. Manhattan,’ down in the Bluegrass,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Kentucky has great incentives and well-trained crews. The state built on bourbon and horse racing can now add filmmaking to its achievements and Great American Media has plans to be back in the state soon working on more original films in the near future,” Abbott concluded.

In “Mr. Manhattan,” Mason Bradley (Carlos PenaVega) makes a promise to his brother and sister-in-law to be godfather to their newborn son. Mason has exciting news of his own: he’s just been accepted to Columbia Law School, which comes as a shock to his fiancé, Dani (Alexa PenaVega). Ten years on, Mason is surround by big city life and obsessed with becoming partner in his firm. Just when Mason feels personal success is at hand, he receives an unimaginable call, and his priorities are rapidly shifted in the face of a devastating life event.

“We’re especially thankful for the incredible local support from VisitLEX and Asbury University.  It wouldn’t have been possible to shoot the film in Kentucky without their help, as well as Kentucky’s competitive film incentive program.,” said Brady Nasfell, producer of “Mr. Manhattan.”

“Mr. Manhattan” is executive produced by Michael Scott, Jeffrey Peterson, David A. R. White, Kendall Baldwin, and Jim Ameduri. Producer is Brady Nasfell. Brian Herzlinger directs from an original screenplay by Andrea Nasfell.

Located in Wilmore, Kentucky, Asbury University provided integral production resources and film crew through its School of Communication Arts, including more than 25 students, faculty and staff who worked alongside the teams in central Kentucky and New York, N.Y. Recent Asbury M.F.A. graduate Ali Stiefel served as office production assistant on the new movie.

“‘Mr. Manhattan‘ opened a world of possibilities that I didn’t even know existed in the film industry,” Stiefel said. “I’m producing my own show this summer, and the knowledge I gained from working on set alongside the creators of ‘Mr. Manhattan‘ equipped me with the skills to keep creating on my own, right here in Kentucky.”

The event is set to be held from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m., and limited tickets can be secured at “Mr. Manhattan” will be available to stream on Great American Pure Flix on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Great American Pure Flix
As the streaming service of Great American Media, Great American Pure Flix provides quality family-friendly programming that celebrates faith, family and country. With affordable flat-rate pricing, families can stream a prolific offering of unlimited movies and shows on demand. Great American Pure Flix features inspiring, uplifting and entertaining content the entire family can enjoy together, with new original and exclusive titles added every month. New customers can enjoy a 7-day free trial by visiting
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Great American Media
Great American Media is home to a family-friendly portfolio of brands including Great American Family, Great American Pure Flix and Great American Faith & Living. As the flagship linear TV network, Great American Family features original Christmas movies, rom-coms and classic series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Pure Flix is a leading faith and family streaming service that inspires, uplifts and entertains with content that you can confidently stream with the entire family. Other platforms include: Great American Faith & Living, the unscripted companion to Great American Family that celebrates faith, family, and country every day and every season; Great American Adventures and Pure Flix TV, FAST channels (free ad-supporting streaming TV). Great American Media was established in June 2021 by Bill Abbott and a group of US-based family offices.
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About Asbury University
Asbury University is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts institution in Wilmore, Ky., with 15 academic departments offering more than 130 undergraduate areas of study, along with graduate degrees and certification programs in business administration, media communication and education and an online bachelor’s degree program. More than 22,000 living alumni surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and at least 80 nations. 


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