I regularly participate in the New York monthly screening series Channel 101 NY. Mostly I create commercials for fake sponsors. Here are some of the videos I’ve created for the screening series.


Created for the February 13th screening of Channel 101 NY.

Featuring (in order of appearance):
Alex Bone
Caitlin Brodnick
Janna Epstein
Robin Haden

Produced by
Clara Peterson & Sean Mannion

Directed by
Sean Mannion

Director of Photography
Kristopher Knight

Stella Barber

Production Assistant
Jessica Mannion

The following series of fake commercials for “Please Silence Your Cellphones and Pagers” was shot in collaboration with Behind the Rabbit Productions. They played as part of the November 2011 screening of Channel 101 NY.

Written & Directed by Sean Mannion. Makeup by Stella Barber. Starring Samantha Bogach, Jason Godbey, and Alex Bone.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

After you watch this video you’ll get a phone call, then, in 7 days, you’ll eat a donut.

Dunkin Donuts parody commercial made for the September 2011 Channel 101 NY Screening, which was part of the New York Television Festival.

Enjoy the videos this was based on:
From “The Ring”
From “Ringu”


After shooting another new series of commercials for the February Channel 101 NY screening (I will post that next week after the screening) I convinced my wife and our friend Allison to shoot a pilot for Channel 101 with me. Knowing it’s a competitive month for 101 and that my sense of humor pretty much serves me and doesn’t always work for other people, we decided to just make what we wanted and thought would be funny and not invest too much in it. As expected Channel 101’s screening panel didn’t dig the pilot.

Here it is. I’m actually a little glad they didn’t go for it. I really don’t know what episode two would have been.