Shea Formaneck

Who Am I ?


January 2012

1: Who am I?

Shea Formaneck, a tourist.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

Writer, director, editor. I’m currently working on a number of projects. Primarily though, I’m finishing a few scripts and doing a bunch of freelance corporate videos. Exciting, I know.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

The O.C.–don’t call it that. I don’t know where I’m going. I’ll let you know when I get there.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My dog, Rip. She’s seventeen, deaf and half blind, and knows the meaning of heart and surviving–like me, I guess. Does that mean that I’m my own hero?

5: What book is your bible?

Slaughterhouse Five.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Some things I love? The feeling you get as a migraine dissipates. If you’ve never experienced it, it is amazing–almost orgasmic. Also, breaking in new sneakers, my wife (sorry, ladies), the smell of gasoline, existentialists, and “heart.”

Things I hate? Mostly, I’d say myself. It’s a constant internal struggle, not unlike Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas in The War of the Roses.

7: What is your raison d’être?

I tell stories. Well, at least that’s the goal. Sometimes it has a tendency to get lost in the rigmarole, but ultimately that’s why I figure I’m around. They may not always be good, but I always start off with the right intentions.

8: What is your favorite color?

Gray. Eat that, absolutists.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?


10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I won’t pretend to even have the beginning of an inkling of all the cool spots I don’t know. I’ve been to New York all of two times. The only “hot spot” I went while there was PDT. And since I’m sure that even saying it is a “hot spot” has brought nothing but a cloud of pretension upon me, I’ll just say that my New York hot spots are the houses (apartments) of my few friends there.

11: What turns you on?

Surviving. Go ahead, ask me how many lives I burned through last year alone. I dare you.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Mouthful of ticks, or butt-full of worms?  (Hint: It’s obvious, the answer is, unquestionably, ticks).

Shea Formaneck is a burgeoning independent filmmaker and writer. His body of work runs the gamut of children’s animation to documentary features. He is currently working as a freelance artist to pay the bills. Expect him.


Shea Formaneck’s Website

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Shea Formaneck

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Shea Formaneck, At Home, 2012, Photography by Shea Formaneck

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