What is the best thing that I love about my work? Working as a makeup artist and producer constantly leaves me creatively fulfilled. Plus of course, it’s always fun hanging with my film family, whilst working on set of Edelweiss it was freezing, we had us a little party in our tent, turned up the tunes and danced around to keep warm.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Chilling with loved ones.
What is my greatest fear? Seeing a loved one with a life threatening illness.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Getting hangry, consequently I snack too much.
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Kevin Smith. Clerks is so great, especially for such a low budget, minimal location production, love that.
What is my greatest extravagance? Red wine.
On what occasion would I lie? To decline a date from a guy I don’t fancy, weak I know.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Telling an actor they haven’t got a role.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Every ‘The Cloaking’ shoot day, the effort put in by everyone has been phenomenal. Also seeing A-Symmetry, a short I created with FXGremlin Productions and Praxima come to life, was an amazing feeling.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Social smoking, I both love and hate it equally.
What is my greatest achievement in work? The Cloaking, which I co-wrote and produced with the awe inspiring Clayton Smith and Sam Bradford and the talented guys at Praxima.
Where would I most like to live? A ghost town. I’d do it up, move my mates and family in and turn it into a film set. I’d call it Graciouswood. We’d definitely have a gig venue too.
What is my most treasured possession? My Granny’s jewellery, it’s not expensive but highly treasured.
What is my most marked characteristic? My endless energy, I’ve been called a machine a few times.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Mount Park Gardens on a quiet day, I’m also partial to a cemetery, the quiet sparks story inspiration. Oh and Shepherd Market, I’ve been told some amazing stories there, one of them will become a script for sure.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? L’entrecote for the steak, Crobar for the tunes.
What books influenced my life and how? I read Momo by Michael Ende as a child. The concept was that of ‘Men in Grey’ from a ‘Timesaving Bank’, who steal time and deprive those of things considered time-wasting, like social activities, recreation, art etc. I’ve been ‘wasting time’ ever since. Also Jennifer Government by Max Barry, great book, after reading that I totally re-evaluated my writing voice.
Who are my favorite writers? Max Barry, Stephen Leather, Brian Lumley, Jeff Noon.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Architects, they’re my no1 mood lifter right now. So much energy.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Buffy. Kicking ass whilst punning, love that.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? James Cameron, Bill Steer, Kate Winslett, Helen Mirren, Ridley Scott, Stephen King. My Mum, she has more energy and positivity than anyone I know.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Godfather.
What role plays art in my life and work? It’s a constant source of inspiration and creation.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? There so many members of my film clan I love working with, but especially Kirsty Graham (The FX Gremlin) and Sam Bradford (Praxima).
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Kurt Sutter. That would rock my world.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Kevin Smith, Kurt Sutter.
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? The Pay Day, an exciting feature from the mastermind of Sam Benjamin, currently in pre-production, it’s gonna be epic.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? My shorts, most likely at a private screening. The Cloaking Trailer you can catch here:
Festival viewings etc will be announced here:
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? My desire for creativity will never die, I most likely won’t be retiring then hey?
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Kirsty Graham, Hannah Durose, Kyla Frye, Kerry-Ann Calleja.
Thanks for reading x