Exclusive: Interview with Overlord actor Erich Redman

Interview with Erich RedmanJ.J Abrams has always had a knack for injecting his films with a jarring dose of body horror. Cloverfield (2008) had the infamous exploding woman, 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) had a melting John Goodman after he got soaked in acid, and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) had, well, a truly horrifying script. Whilst Overlord (2018) is a firmly stand-apart feature from the Cloverfield franchise (despite the rumours), there’s definitely enough body shock and gore to feel like an Abrams production.

There are so many descriptors one could attribute to Overlord; delightfully nasty, bloody and nauseatingly tense are but a few. This film is a grungy B-movie horror disguised as a slick WW2 drama and boy, is it fun. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with director D.R Hood

Interview with D.R. HoodD.R Hood’s debut feature film, Wreckers starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, was met with critical acclaim. For me, Wreckers was a film that clung to me weeks, even months after I watched it; simply put, it was an emotional sucker punch that blindsided me with just how powerful the story was. D.R Hood focused her directorial eye on the fractious nature of human relationships and kept her finger on zoom until watching each scene unfold became unbearable, yet I was unable to look away.

Her latest feature film, Us Among the Stones promises to be a brooding, raw tale about family and the significance of history and place. Movie Metropolis spoke to Dictynna Hood to talk about Us Among the Stones, what it takes to make a feature film and how she creates her characters. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with director Scott Elliot

Scott Elliot

Scott Elliot

Having never written, produced or directed a film before, Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj’s true story of triumph against adversity is brought to the silver screen in March 2018.

Going on to raise £1 million to fund their debut film, Scott and Sid navigated the distance from dream to reality, never letting themselves succumb to an ordinary path through life. A tale about friendship and coming-of-age, the film offers an insight into the pairs’ dreamchaser philosophy and inspires their audience to be more than normal. Chasing their dreams comes at a cost, but one meeting could change their lives. 

To celebrate the release of Scott and Sid, I spoke to co-creator Scott Elliot about what it has taken to bring his dreams to reality and to discuss Scott and Sid: The Filmmakers’ App that offers users an affordable, self-study approach to filmmaking, with 1000s of videos on what’s needed to finance, produce and successfully release a film. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with artist Andy Fairhurst

Andy Fairhurst artist

Andy Fairhurst

Foreword by Adam Brannon. This year has been a fantastic one for Movie Metropolis and part of that is down to the incredible array of fascinating people from the world of film I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing.

From Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane, to The Lost World: Jurassic Park’s Vanessa Chester, Movie Metropolis has played host to a varied range of notable figures from within the industry.

Speaking to me about his fascinating career in film-based art, Andy Fairhurst shares some incredible stories about how he got started and where he plans to go from here. Read on for the full interview. Continue reading

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