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  • "Cinequest Guide"

    Metroactive

    He flash-mobbed the Oakridge Macy's with a cinematographer in a wheelchair and a crew of 15. He was cuffed and booked for the crime of guerrilla filmmaking. San Jose's Sean McCarthy spreads out from student pranks to the film-festival circuit...

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  • "Swinging with a Star"

    The New York Daily

    Believe it: Danny Aiello has a rap video on YouTube. The Oscar-nominated actor will also be doing his popular song-and-dance show of standards at the Blue Note from Tuesday through next Sunday. He has a live album ready for release...

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  • "Valley Vision"

    Metroactive

    The Almaden Valley's Sean McCarthy is an independent who isn't yet 30 and who has made some 80 films-features, commercials, shorts and rock videos-on the sly and on the cheap. I think he's the most broadly talented local filmmaker I've encountered since...

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  • "Renegade Filmmaker"

    Mercury News

    Sean McCarthy is as homegrown a filmmaker as they come. Raised in Almaden Valley and schooled at Los Alamitos Elementary School, Castillero Middle School and Leland High School, McCarthy has used the community...

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  • "Double Feature"

    Times Media INC.

    The wait is finally over for devotees of the film 'Raging Cyclist.' Guerilla Wanderers Films will present their double feature of the summer with the August premier of 'Superhero' and 'Boxed Up' at Camera 7 and Camera 12.

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  • "Cinequest Preview"

    The Sentinel

    San Jose native Sean McCarthy is currently enjoying the success of his first venture as a filmmaker with the celebrated short film 'Raging Cyclist'. It will make its debut next month as a part of the Cinequest film festival and judging from Sean's reaction...

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  • If You're riding down one of San Jose's bike paths, thinking happily of the fruit shake that will be yours at the end of the rail, and suddenly you see a black-cloaked figure wheeling toward you, pray that it passes you by.

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  • "Riding the Dream"

    Times Media INC.

    McCarthy's film 'Raging Cyclist' was selected by San Jose's internationally renowned Cinequest Film Festival 2005, as one of 200 finalists, scaled down from more than 1,000 original entries.

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  • "Midnight Screening"

    Spartan Daily

    What film isn't complete without a happy-go-lucky and obnoxious rider donning spandex (Ephraim Joseph), a sword-wielding black-cloaked demon (William Gharapetian) and a Bruce Campbell-esque fighting scene?

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  • "Raging Cyclist"

    Metro Cinequest

    A quite funny short about an epic struggle between a foolish bicyclist and a demon of the Almaden Valley bike paths. Ephraim Joseph is seriously amusing as the dippy victim of a hooded, sword-wielding demon (William Gharapetian). Left half-dead by the roadside...

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  • "Homegrown Cinema"

    Mercury News

    Sean McCarthy a former deli counterman at the local Albertsons, whose short comedy "Raging Cyclist" was edited on computers at San Jose State University and the University of California-Santa Cruz...

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  • "Raging Cyclist"

    GrouchoReviews.com

    Here's a chance to support a local filmmaker who's in it for the long haul. Sean McCarthy's half-hour "Raging Cyclist" is a gonzo blend of Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Evil Dead, pitting a bike-riding naif against a sinister Devil Hunter or, perhaps, himself...

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