Introducing the Cinemascape team….
David Michael Brown is a British ex-pat living in Sydney, Australia. He works as the Senior editor at Empire Magazine Australasia. He is presently researching a book on director and Andy Warhol associate Paul Morrissey and has conducted on stage Q&A’s for Popcorn Taxi and the A night of Horror film festival. A huge fan of the trashier side of cult films, his love of the movies of Russ Meyer, John Waters and Mario Bava shows no bounds: he proudly declares that Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! and Danger: Diabolik are his all time favorite films and meeting A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell was the biggest thrill of his professional career thus far.
Maren Smith enjoys making and consuming anything that moves and fits in rectangles with a variety of different aspect ratios, as well as many things that don’t. She’s a graduate from UTS with BA in Communications (Media Arts & Production) / BA in International Studies (German), and has completed an Honours year in Arts (Film Theory) at USyd. She currently works as a freelance film producer, director and assistant director. Maren is currently producing independent feature film One Less God. Maren’s words on the subject of film, art and other consumables can be found here – marenwordsmith.wordpress.com or twitter @marensmith
Clive Hopkins is a screenwriter and journalist, who enjoys the films of Michael Mann, Jacques Tourneur and every second film by the Coen brothers. He once attended the same party as Thandie Newton (who’s really small) and stood on a red carpet next to Val Kilmer (who’s really tall). Every year, he looks up Thundercrack! on the internet, to confirm that it really is a film, rather than the product of his own fevered imagination.
Eoin O’Sullivan has been a producer and presenter at Eastside FM for the past 2 years. When he isn’t working in radio, he’s working on finding the greatest movie of all time. The search has taken him far and wide, from the work of Akira Kurosawa to Luc Besson (not counting “Lucy”) and back again. Eoin has tried his hand at screen writing and even acting but has decided to leave that to the professionals. He now enjoys watching their work and casting his critical eye over it instead.
Amber Virtue is movie obsessed. She watches everything and is more often in the cinema then anywhere else. Her favourite films are anything paranormal, super natural or just down right thrilling! She is an actor / TV presenter, well known for her work on the Disney Channel Austral-Asia, hosting Studio D for 4 years. During Amber’s time on Studio D she was nominated for an Astra Award for most popular presenter on Australian Television. Studio D was nominated several times for Logie Awards for most popular children’s program. Amber also lends her hand to script writing, short film making and teaching performing arts across Sydney. Her favourite film of all time is the Never Ending Story.