Paolo Carone: Co-host and Producer

Paolo Carone: Co-host and Producer

PAOLO CARONE

Paolo has spent years on the outer-most fringes of popular culture. He got his degree in film from the University of Michigan, where he wrote, produced & directed short films of VERY minor acclaim. He wrote one article for the A.V. Club's Ann Arbor branch before their untimely shuttering. He shot and edited television commercials for small Michigan markets, wrote trivia for a no-budget game show, and did screenplay re-writes for a Chicago production company. He is also a Second City graduate with over a decade of stage experience. While continuing his struggle for low-level success, he created The Secret Cinema to make something of his more obscure opinions and obsessions. He continues to work on screenwriting, films narrative and experimental , and "critical" rambling.

 Carrie Chaffee: Co-host and Art Director

Carrie Chaffee: Co-host and Art Director

CARRIE CHAFFEE

In 2004, Carrie earnestly wrote in her diary that she "just wanted to watch movies forever". Luckily for her, Paolo doesn't mind consuming cinema endlessly - perhaps a match made in movie heaven? She resides in Chicago, enjoys rollerblading as long as pedestrians get out of her way, and completes all the artwork for The Secret Cinema but usually at the last minute. She makes up facts and laughs too much, but don't expect an apology. Check out her paintings, graphic art and other projects at www.carriechaffee.com.

 Ricardo Ortiz: Composer and Musician extraordinaire. Featured in episode(s): Eaten Alive

Ricardo Ortiz: Composer and Musician extraordinaire. Featured in episode(s): Eaten Alive

 
 Tony Dibiase: Featured in episode(s): Frequency, Triangle and Art School Confidential

Tony Dibiase: Featured in episode(s): Frequency, Triangle and Art School Confidential

 Justin Benson: Featured in episodes: Blood Diner

Justin Benson: Featured in episodes: Blood Diner

 Jeffrey Chaney: Featured in episode(s): Superstar

Jeffrey Chaney: Featured in episode(s): Superstar

RICARDO ORTIZ

Raised in the foothills of Applonia, MI, near Lake Menatonka, Ricardo developed his keen musical sense listening to the pounding of hammer to steel from orthodontists at the local brace-works factory. Coupled with the seemingly endless screams from rhythmic pounding and sonic landscapes helped feed Ricardo's overwhelming need to form these unlikely bedfellows into a worthwhile craft. Awarded the ADA's The Tooth Shall Set You Free Award ('96, '99, and 2003; their highest honor), Ricardo has since used his faux celebrity status in the rock outfits Black Note Graffiti and King Under the Mountain. He also exclusively writes and records for The Secret Cinema podcasts and lends his mouth harp talents on Steffi Graf's upcoming croon-core album "Not My Fault". 

 

WADE EKSTROM

COMING SOON?

 

TONY DIBIASE

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justin benson

Justin's love for movies started in 10th grade when he made a movie about the life of Al Capone. Ever since, he has been enthralled with the movie-making process and industry. 

When not watching movies, Justin works to create Contact Center Reporting for General Motors, while pursuing his Master's degree in Predictive Analytics at Northwestern University. 

Justin is happily married and lives in Michigan with his pitbull, Agent Dr. Dana Scully, and guinea pig, Twinkie. 

 

JEFFREY CHANEY

Jeffrey Chaney is a writer/producer for the podcast network Short Wave Radio. He lives in Los Angeles and spends his days working in the art department for film and television. His favorite movie is The Fifth Element. He's an Aquarius. He once held his opponent's wife's hand...in a jar of acid...at a party. 

 

KYLE SURMA

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