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

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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 Leslie Feinberg’s classic book Stone Butch Blues and is currently in postproduction. We discuss that production as well as their short film Happenstance (co-written with Nicole!) and the pros and cons of various social media platforms for filmmakers. Sean and Nicole try to bully Jeanette into favoring twitter over Facebook through discussion of creepy privacy violations, live tweeting congressional votes, the #MakeMineMilkshake hashtag, and Sean’s incredibly practical film ideas, and we all discuss the viability of a combo road trip/film shoot. We also play a nail biting round of Uncle Sean’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us trivia, competing for a coveted can of cool and refreshing seltzer. Who gets to drink it? Listen and learn!


Jeanette Sears
Twitter: @JeanetteMSears
IG: @jeanettesears
Snapchat: jeanettesears

Yessica Curiel Montoya:
Stone Butch Blues:
About A Donkey:
Myles Tyrer-Vassel:
Maybe Sunshine:
Christina Raia:
The story behind #MakeMineMilkshake:
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us:

Twitter: @4MileCircus
Instagram: @4MileCircus
Facebook: /4Milecircus

Sean Mannion
Twitter: @unclesean
Instagram: @unclesean

Nicole Solomon
Twitter: @NicoleWSolomon
Instagram: @NicoleWitte

Thanks to Krosstown Studios and The Cipher for technical support.
Music: Circus Waltz by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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