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  • The 4MileCircus Episode 35: Annie Rose Malamet (Part 2)

    Interdisciplinary media artist Annie Rose Malamet joins Sean and Nicole for episode 35 and the second half of an in-depth conversation about her work.  This time we get into the nitty gritty on how she financially manages being a multimedia artist and DIY curator. Topics include how she incorporated lack of funds into her aesthetic […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 34: Annie Rose Malamet (Part One)

    Annie Rose Malamet is a horror buff, interdisciplinary media artist, and DIY curator based in Brooklyn. On episode 34 of The Circus, she is kind enough to sit down with Sean and Nicole to discuss her work remixing found images and her shows “Fatter IRL” and “W4W”. We also talk a lot about Tatu’s “All […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 33: Beach Party Summer Special

    It’s The 4MileCircus Beach Party Summer Special! Nicole and Sean sit down with themselves to discuss what 4MileCircus has been up to over the last few months and what we have in the works for the rest of the year. They discuss shooting Sean’s upcoming short Rubber Ducky and shooting with Tara Cioletti (of his […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 32: Jeanette Sears (Part 2)

    Pop open a La Croix and tune in to the stunning conclusion of our 2-part interview with cinematographer Jeanette Sears! We discuss crewing on films in various roles, The difference between a tuba and a sousaphone (Jeanette plays both!), being director of cinematography on films like Ryan Kramer’s Arm Bar, Christina Raia’s Night In, and […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 31: Jeanette Sears (Part 1)

    Jeanette Sears is a queer cinematographer, director and editor who has made tons of awesome stuff, sometimes even with Sean and Nicole! They’ve shot a number of 4MC productions (Small Talk, Mare, Beneath the Black Moon) and most recently wrote, directed, and starred in the short film Sanctuary (co-directed by Nicole!) which was inspired by […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 30: Michael Anderson

    Michael Robert Anderson is a Staten Island-based actor, writer, director and producer who has made a number of short films with his production company, Purple Cloud Entertainment. On episode 30 of the 4MileCircus, Sean and Nicole talk to Michael about his latest short, the World War II-themed Major Key, which Anderson wrote, directed, produced, and […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 29: Hannah Neurotica (Part 2)

    Hannah Neurotica is the mastermind behind Ax Wound zine, Women in Horror Month, the Ax Wound Film Festival and so many more deliciously horrific projects. In the second half of our conversation with her (and our 29th trip to The Circus), we talk to Hannah about writing and directing her own films, online misogyny, the […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 28: Hannah Neurotica (Part 1)

    From the celebrated and historic Ax Wound zine to Women in Horror Month to the more recent Ax Wound Film Festival, Hannah Neurotica is a key figure in the thriving feminist horror community and a lovely human being whom we have the pleasure of interviewing for our 28th trip to The Circus. Hannah talks with […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 27: Christina Raia (Part 2)

    Filmmaker Christina Raia returns for our one year anniversary episode and the second half of our conversation about her new feature film About A Donkey. More specific discussion topics include the changing landscape of film funding in general and crowdfunding on Seed and Spark in particular, what it’s like when preproduction and crowdfunding campaigns overlap […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 26: Christina Raia (Part 1)

    Indie filmmaker Christina Raia was our very first podcast guest and for our one-year anniversary she has returned! Topics discussed include Christina’s upcoming feature film About A Donkey, inclusivity in film, her first feature Summit, the connections between comedy and horror, self-distributing her films, reacting to reviews, and the real meaning of “microbudget” filmmaking. we […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 25: Late Cambrian (Part 2)

    John Wlaysewski and Olive Hui of Late Cambrian join us for the thrilling conclusion of our two part interview in our 25th episode! We discuss the Pledge Music funding platform, creative crowdfunding incentives, John’s recent work with Tracy Bonham (re-recording her seminal The Burdens of Being Upright album as Modern Burdens), and Olive’s YouTube series […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 24: Late Cambrian (Part 1)

         Late Cambrian’s John Wlaysewski and Olive Hui sit down for the first of a two part conversation about making it work as an indie rock band. From meeting as background actors on Nurse Jackie through snagging reviews for their current LP, Golden Time, Olive and John take us through building and promoting a band. […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 23: Shawn Setaro (Part 2)

         Shawn “Other Shawn” Setaro is the host of acclaimed hip hop podcast The Cipher, a prolific journalist for Forbes and Complex among other publications, and a long-time musician. In the conclusion of our two part conversation, Sean and Nicole talk with him about using Patreon: from wtf it even is and how it works […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 22: Shawn Setaro (Part 1)

         Shawn Setaro is the host of the acclaimed hip hop podcast The Cipher as well as a prolific music journalist for Forbes and Complex, an award-winning composer, and seasoned professional bass and guitar player. In Part One of a two part interview, Nicole and Sean talk with “other Shawn” about making the shift from […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 21: Joselin Linder (Part 2)

         Author Joselin Linder’s just-released The Family Gene is a memoir about the deadly effects of a unique genetic mutation on her family, as well as their efforts to stop it. In part two of our two part conversation, Sean and Nicole sit down with Linder to discuss her new book and the ins and […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 20: Joselin Linder (Part 1)

         Joselin Linder is the author of The Family Gene, her memoir about the deadly effects of a unique genetic mutation on her family, as well as their efforts to stop it. In part one of a two part conversation, Joselin, Sean, and Nicole discuss how to effectively build a social media following, the perils […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 19: Lisa Hammer and Levi Wilson (Part 2)

      We focus on fundraising in part two of our conversation with Lisa Hammer and Levi Wilson of Radiana, Maybe Sunshine, The Sisters Plotz, and a variety of other projects across multiple forms of media. Lisa and Levi discuss selling band merch to fund projects, the crowdfunding campaigns for SLC Punk 2 and the Sisters […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 18: Lisa Hammer and Levi Wilson (Part 1)

      Lisa Hammer and Levi Wilson of the band Radiana, the web series Maybe Sunshine, the feature film The Sisters Plotz, and a variety of other projects across multiple forms of media sit down with Sean and Nicole to discuss how they build an audience with and without social media. They discuss their involvement in […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 17: Hye Yun Park (Part 2)

         Hye Yun Park sits down with Nicole and Sean to talk about her work. Topics include crowdfunding failures and successes, responsibilities to and collaboration with funders of a project, her upcoming series BKPI with SuperDeluxe, casting toys in film and photography projects, her Grown Woman with Toys photo project, and selfies (they’re great!). […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 16: Hye Yun Park (Part 1)

         Actor, director, and erotic clown Hye Yun Park sits down with Nicole and Sean to talk about her work. Topics include her web series Hey Yun, how she and Sean initially connected over Twitter, directing actors, the acting process, how it’s really not hard to hire women for film crews, our collective adoration […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 15: 2016 Year-End Special

         2016 was a year. Nicole and Sean take the final episode of it to review what has happened generally and what we ourselves have done. We discuss the impact of social media on the election, as well as shooting Mare, The Shondes music videos, starting this podcast, hosting the Social Media & Crowdfunding […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 14: Chris Cuffaro (Part 2)

         From George Harrison to Ice Cube, photographer Chris Cuffaro has shot them all. In our fourteenth episode, Chris talks to Nicole and Sean about his Greatest Hits Project, which reflects on his storied and celebrated career. Chris also discusses “old school crowdfunding” to make the original music video for Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”, the […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 13: Chris Cuffaro (Part 1)

        From George Michael to Nirvana, photographer Chris Cuffaro has shot them all. In our thirteenth episode, he talks to Nicole and Sean about his Greatest Hits project and how photography has changed during his 40 years in the industry. Chris discusses shooting musicians including Jane’s Addiction, Ice-T, Ice Cube, George Harrison, No Doubt, […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 12: Heidi Moore

        In our twelfth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with filmmaker Heidi Moore (Dolly Deadly) at the 2nd Annual Ax Wound Film Festival in Brattleboro, VT. We discuss Heidi’s film Dolly Deadly, her experience crowdfunding for the film, and what it’s like spending all day on social media. Nicole shares […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 11: The Halloween Special

        In our eleventh episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon celebrate Halloween by talking about our mutual love of horror movies and our own spooky film projects including Small Talk, Beneath the Black Moon, and the brand new, just-released-on-the-same-day-as-this-episode horror short, Mare. We also offer a very special social media tip on […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 10: SJ and Ginny (Part 2)

    In our tenth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with comedy duo SJ & Ginny about their crowdfunding campaigns for the short film “Pillows” and television pilot Urban Teach Now.

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 9: SJ and Ginny (Part 1)

        In our ninth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with comedy duo SJ & Ginny about promoting their live shows The Shame Game and Great Gig, how their The Shame Game promo video “Drive-by Street Harassment” went viral, and whether or not a certain actor’s full name is Jonathan Hamm […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 8: Louisa Solomon and Eli Oberman of The Shondes (Part 2)

    In our eighth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon bring you part two of our talk with Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of independent rock band The Shondes.

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 7: Louisa Solomon and Eli Oberman of The Shondes (Part 1)

        In our seventh episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of independent rock band The Shondes about building and reaching an audience. We discuss outreach methods from their early days using MySpace and Friendster through their social media and email list tactics today. Sean shares […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 6: Michael DiBiasio and Rebecca De Ornelas (Part 2)

        In our sixth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with filmmakers Michael DiBiasio and Rebecca De Ornelas (Multiverse) about self-distribution and their feature film, The Videoblogs. We also share a social media tip about using link shorteners, and we play “Guess the Cronenberg Film Quote.” 4MileCircus 4MileCircus.com Twitter: @4MileCircus Instagram: @4MileCircus Facebook: /4Milecircus […]

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 5: Michael DiBiasio and Rebecca De Ornelas (Part 1)

    In our fifth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with filmmakers Michael DiBiasio and Rebecca De Ornelas (Multiverse) about crowdfunding and social media around their feature film, The Videoblogs. We also share a social media tip about building your followers, and Rebecca, Michael, Sean, and Nicole discuss some of their favorite things including: Maps to the Stars, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Stranger Things, Jalapeño Cheese Doodles, and the book Z.

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 4: Christina Raia (Part 4)

    In our fourth episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon talk with filmmaker Christina Raia (Summit, IndieWorks film series) about her social media use around the release of her first feature film, Summit. Part four of a four part interview. We also share a social media tip about putting the social back in social media, and Christina, Sean, and Nicole make up rules for their own film movements (a la Dogme ’95) that they probably won’t follow.

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 3: Christina Raia (Part 3)

    In our third episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon sit down with filmmaker Christina Raia (Summit, IndieWorks film series), to discuss social media and the film production process.

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 2: Christina Raia (Part 2)

    In our second episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon sit down with filmmaker Christina Raia (Summit, IndieWorks film series), to discuss social media and crowdfunding. Part two of a four part interview. We also share a social media tip on using images to attract attention, and Nicole and Christina try to guess the oldies song Sean misheard as containing the lyric “She’s a slut you mourn, and you will know.”

  • The 4MileCircus Episode 1: Christina Raia (Part 1)

    In our first episode, 4MileCircus partners Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon sit down with filmmaker Christina Raia(Summit, Indieworks film series), to discuss social media and filmmaking.