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Sean Mannion
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Running Time:87:50 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:30 PM EST
Saturday, November 10
Thalian Black
7:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 11
Thalian Black

Producer: Carolyn Maher
Cinematographer: Peter Westervelt
Cast: Sarah Schoofs, Shivantha Wijesinha

Jennifer, an independent designer disappointed in her stalled relationship and career, discovers a surreal mashup videotape, labeled “Meme,” among a friend’s VHS collection. She goes in search of Meme’s creator, tracking down people who appear on the tape to gain greater insight into what it is and why it exists. As she pursues the creator of the tape she takes greater control of other aspects of her life including her relationship, difficult clients, and a drinking problem that increasingly interferes with her life. Produced by Cucalorus alum and UNCW Film Studies grad Carolyn Maher.

Short Before the Feature: Death Van // Michael Enzbrunner :: In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.


Sean Mannion is a writer/director/producer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Sean grew up in Anchorage, Alaska where he built his appreciation for film browsing the shelves of the local video rental stores. As founder of the 4MileCircus production company he has been creating narrative, surreal non-narrative, and documentary short form content for almost a decade. Meme is his first feature film project.