With over a decade each of media production and social media management experience between them Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon decided to combine their skills as 4MileCircus in the first quarter of 2016. Having worked together on the I Was There Film Workshops for soldiers and veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, Sean and Nicole had already developed a strong working relationship, which they built on during the production of Sean’s first feature film, Meme. As the workshops at I Was There began to wind down and Sean and Nicole found themselves in search of related work, it was natural for them to decide that working together would serve them both, as well as their potential clients, better than going it alone. Sean had established 4MileCircus as the name of the umbrella for his video productions in 2012 and Nicole and Sean decided the new venture would take on that name. With a list of clients already lined up including bands, podcasts, production companies, independent films, and non-profits 4MileCircus was born.
Sean Mannion was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to moving into media production he spent years working in local and state politics and enterprise level software-as-a-service development and support. He moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and immediately began working in independent video production. Sean has worked as everything from a set PA to a red carpet videographer and from reality show tape logger to short film visual effects editor. He has written and directed over a dozen short films and has lent his hand to many more films and series beyond that. He has worked extensively with social media for the promotion of his projects and those he’s supported over the years with a strong presence on all major platforms. His first feature, Meme, is currently in post-production.
Nicole Solomon was raised in Ithaca, New York. She has worked extensively within the not-for-profit sphere in education, media production, and development. Nicole has a Masters’ in Film from City College of New York and has worked on many short films, features, and web series in a variety of production capacities. Her short film, Small Talk, enjoyed a very successful festival run and won multiple awards. Her directing credits also include participation in the Bring Us Your Women anthology project. She has been in the trenches of social media promotion since the MySpace era working with bands, filmmakers, not-for-profits, and companies to promote themselves and build their following.