Exclusive: Interview with writer/director Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper B&W headshotForeword by Adam Brannon. If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to get in to the film industry, whether that be acting, directing or even writing your own screenplays, then this is the interview you should read.

In this cutthroat industry, it’s increasingly difficult to get on that bottom rung of the Hollywood ladder.

I spoke to actor and director Alex Cooper about his career in the industry and he shared some top tips on how to breakthrough and get involved in the art of film-making. Read on for the full interview. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with actor Jamie Chambers

Jamie Chambers headshotForeword by Adam Brannon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently undergoing final preparations before its release in December. I’m sure everyone reading this interview will be as excited as I am to see the next part of the epic space opera.

To celebrate, I had an exclusive chat with actor Jamie Chambers, who as well as starring in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the upcoming Robin Hood reboot and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, also slipped on the iconic Stormtrooper suit in 2015’s massive hit, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Following on from Vanessa Chester, Colby Boothman and Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane, Jamie chats to me about his career in acting so far. Read on for the exclusive interview.

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Exclusive: Interview with Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane

Prop Store logoForeword by Adam Brannon. As Movie Metropolis has progressed, I’ve been lucky enough to interview influential people from within the world of film. From Jurassic Park stars Colby Boothman and Vanessa Chester, to Kinema in the Woods manager, Philip Jones, interviews are now an integral part of what Movie Metropolis has to offer.

In this edition, I chat to Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane, who tells me all about the company he set up as a film buff. Founded in 1998, Prop Store now operates in London and LA, with a combined storage area of over 25,000 square feet.

Selling everything in the movie memorabilia world, from film vehicles to lightsabers and everything in between, it’s perfect for the memorabilia collector in you. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with The Lost World’s Vanessa Chester

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Foreword by Adam Brannon. Jurassic World 2 is currently filming in numerous locations across the UK and this week marks the 20th anniversary since the franchise’s second film; The Lost World was released across the globe. 

The film was warmly received and grossed over $600million at the global box office. The film’s success spawned Jurassic Park III in 2001 and of course Jurassic World in 2015.

To celebrate the film’s 20th birthday, I had an exclusive chat with Vanessa Chester, who starred alongside Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn as Kelly, the confident daughter of Dr. Ian Malcolm who will see returning to the series in Jurassic World 2 next summer. Continue reading

Exclusive: A chat with Ben Stonehouse, founder of Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyForeword by Adam Brannon: Drive-In cinema is something synonymous with American culture, but Ben Stonehouse had a vision to bring that traditional US pastime to the Blighty. I had a fascinating chat with him about the Moonlight Drive-In Cinema brand and how it came to be, which you can read in the following article.

I also enjoyed the Moonlight Drive-In Cinema experience first-hand when Movie Metropolis was offered tickets to watch Jurassic World in the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, Hull. You can read about my experience and the experiences of those I took with me early next week.

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