Nicole and Sean are 4MileCircus

Nicole and Sean are 4MileCircus

Creating Movies, podcasts, writings and more

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Thank you so much! At this level you will receive:

 

  • Early Access to 4MC films , podcasts, videos and more -- before they're available to the public!

  •  Patreon-only Podcasts, videos, and other exclusive projects (and ability to VOTE on upcoming episodes)

  • Exclusive access to our ongoing writing projects including

    •  Nicole's Hotlines series exploring representation of phone sex workers in film 

    • Sean's Life in Movies series discussing his favorite film of each year since he was born

    • Sean’s serialized Red Nun, Blue Nun “novelization”

  • Invites to Patreon-only screenings and events

  • Invitations to vote on upcoming podcast episodes, events and more

  • Exclusive 4MC Patreon discord access

  • Production updates, blog posts, watch/play lists and more!

Includes Discord benefits

Behind the Scenes

$5
per month

Wow, thank you! At this level you will really provide much-needed ongoing support, and in return will receive:

 

  • All of the above and....

  • An expanded look behind-the-scenes of low budget filmmaking. We’ll be sharing Patreon-exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes from our productions as well as storyboards, scripts, deleted scenes, and more!

  • Exclusive merch - a Meme (the movie) mini print!

Includes Discord benefits

Exclusive Access

$10
per month

You’re the best!!! This level of monthly support goes  a loooong way towards covering our basic expenses and making our work sustainable. You will get:

 

  • All of the above AND

  • An individual Special Thanks on all films we make while you are a Patreon (you will also be credited on IMDb)

  • From-the-vaults previously unreleased or no-longer-available early film projects. We’ll share a bit about each so you can learn from our mistakes! 

  • Media production and distribution educational materials -- decks, manuals, and tip sheets, and more. Stuff we’ve created that is otherwise only available to our clients

  • Additional exclusive merch -- a 4MC mug!

Includes Discord benefits

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patrons

$69

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About Nicole and Sean are 4MileCircus

4MileCircus is a tiny-but-mighty production company comprised of Sean Mannion and Nicole Solomon. We are writer/directors and have been working together as producing partners since 2016. During that time we have made a feature-length film as well a a number of shortspodcastsmusic videos, and other fun stuff. Like so many of us, we are trying to find a way to make the art we want to see in the world, which is no small feat when said art is odd and uncommercial. But what’s the point, otherwise?

If you’ve read this far, you may already know that we are passionate about genre films. This is our creative focus -- we love horror, sci-fi…musicals, and more, especially with a strong POV and probably some social commentary. We make films about things like the stresses of being a PSOhow white women so often betray women of color, and punk rock girls discovering the restorative healing powers of a very special rubber ducky

We also do an in-depth film discussion podcast called The Celluloid Mirror on which we discuss formal and thematic commonalities between films that on the surface seem very different (Think Funny Games and Transformers (1986), or Babe and the Texas Chain Saw Massacre.)

In addition, we have a number of other ongoing projects we share with patrons. These include Hot Lines, a series in which Nicole researches and analyzes portrayals of Phone Sex Workers in film history. It’s part quantitative study, part film criticism, part professional memoir, and unlike any other sex work and media scholarship out there. Sean also has been writing about his favorite films from each year he's been alive, as well as a serialized novelization of a non-existent franchise sequel called Red Nun, Blue Nun 4: The Caskets of Captain Carter Candela. Etc. We do a lot of things!

As you know, doing a lot of things takes a lot of money, and none of these projects bring in as much as they cost--if they bring in any money at all! Even the projects we don’t need to hire anyone else for require gear and other production expenses. Hot Lines alone is a whole thing (and you can read more about the specifics here!) And that’s before we even get to our basic, ongoing operating costs (insurance, web hosting fees,software subscriptions…it adds up.)

So we are turning to our audience and humbly asking for direct support to help make things you may want to see and hear. Please consider joining our little online community. We have a good time in the multi-pocalypse!

When you become a patreon for as little as $2 a month, you will instantly get early access to new media we create, before the public gets to see it; exclusive patron-only videos, podcasts, writings and more; updates and peeks behind the scenes of works in progress, and access to our discord server.

Depending on your level of monthly support, you may also get:
  • Exclusive merch!
  • Credits on our films!
  • Behind-the-scenes exclusives from past projects (deleted scenes, featurettes, scripts, storyboards and more!)
  • Older, from-the-vaults projects that are no longer available anywhere else (some of this is quite embarrassing, but we love you and want you to learn from our mistakes!)
  • Media production training and educational materials (so far stuff we’ve shared has included how to make fake blood, tech recs for interviews, intro to podcasting workflows, and cell phone filmmaking 101, among other guides and tutorials. More on the way!)
  • Mooooooooooooooooore! Take a look at the support tiers!
Goals
21 of 30 patrons
30 active subscribers will get us a long way towards our goal of covering our monthly basic operating expenses. 
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