Nicole Russin-McFarland Releases Season 3 of the CinematNIC Podcast

The popular solo-hosted podcast is back!

The podcast’s intimate one-on-one format gets to the heart of the matter like a personal conversation over coffee with a good friend.


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Film director and film score composer Nicole Russin-McFarland has dropped season three of her film review podcast, CinematNIC, powered by Anchor. The five new episodes became available this morning.

Films discussed are Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, The Beatles tribute film Yesterday, Pokémon's Detective Pikachu, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, and Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.

CinematNIC has earned five star user reviews on the US Apple Podcasts app.

"Love this show. always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes."

"Nicole respects her audience with a good blend of informative banter and joking around true to the show description like a friend. I came over from discovering her on the Haus of Film pod. No bloated music and filler air time, she dives into the reviews. Acting is a huge part of my life and hearing insights about how it is perceived helps me... A bit premature how an article online called her the female Tarantino but she does have his passion for film and it isn’t impossible someday I will say I discovered the new director defining a generation back when she had her first podcast."

Last season's guest, Jumanji: The Next Level film score composer Henry Jackman, was a success with podcast listeners.

"Henry Jackman’s interview is the best I have heard of a film score composer this year. I smiled listening to his insights. Thoughtful questions from Nicole. Presented casual, carefree, couldn’t get enough. I tuned in for Henry and stayed for the film reviews. Keep up the great work. Henry Jackman’s interview is engaging. I learned a few things. Please interview more film score composers."

The Coronavirus isn't stopping Nicole in self quarantine. Follow along with the podcast as you work from home with her forthcoming episodes this season!

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ms. Russin-McFarland, please contact:
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A quirky, sweet former New York agency model harnessing the power of the Internet into a personal brand as a credible film director and film score composer reads like a Wes Anderson movie plot.

In a career twist impossible before the millennial era, Nicole Russin-McFarland made a name for herself turning online views of her films and her social media presence into recognition for her filmmaking and film music.

With her lifelong goal to be "Peter Jackson and Hans Zimmer rolled into one because they are my favorite businessmen in show business," with every step, Russin-McFarland is closer to her goal working as a studio writer-director and film score composer.

When she was 15, Russin-McFarland started attending red carpet events like the VMAs, pressuring herself to never give up on her dreams because she was meeting and seeing people whose entertainment careers she envied. She left high school in the second month of her sophomore year, opting for distance and in person community college classes to graduate early from high school at 16, and, after transferring, from the University of Texas at 19. She was signed to her first modeling agency in Manhattan at 21, with modeling credits including Pepsi, Redken, and Laura Mercier. During this time period, she began writing for high profile media publications starting with The New York Daily News, where she was the newspaper's youngest freelancer. Her writing with a focus on celebrity interviews and Hollywood has appeared in Variety, Paper Magazine, a former ELLE Spain blog, GQ India, Men's Health, and other magazines.

Russin-McFarland's first animated short film, "Pizza Delivery," was released on Amazon Prime in July 2018. In December, she began publishing her films on Amazon Prime and YouTube simultaneously. The decision proved wise when her second short film, "O Girl of a Dream: A Beauty and the Beast Tale," inspired by poet Carl Sandburg's "A Dream Girl," garnered more notice on YouTube than on a mainstream streaming service.

In 2019, Russin-McFarland continued releasing short films including her first ever live action short filmed in the UK, "The Mystery Dating App," and the animation-live action film, "Martians Take Belfast!" She began studying special effects classes via the Stan Winston School to prepare herself for a future directing studio films.

Russin-McFarland is currently at work spinning the final production gold on her first animated feature films, "The Homework's Revenge: Esther in Wonderland" and "The Eyes of Old Texas," with an intent to release both for web streaming sometime in 2020.

March 20, 2020 4:00pm ET by Ring Group London  

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