Tell us a bit about you. Who are you, where do you come from and what do you do?
I’m an ambitious small-town girl with a big dream haha. I’m originally from Blackpool (we have a tower you know) and I moved to Manchester for university back in 2011. I absolutely fell in love with the place and the people and decided I was going to stay. Since university I’ve freelanced in events and digital marketing but was also the Events Manager at a local charity for a few years. Currently I’m running We Are Chill, doing social media and digital marketing and running Ninth Events doing everything from conferences to weddings to corporate parties and gala dinners.
Most recently I’m joining the dynamic duo of Scott and Dani to continue to grow FoodnFilm!
What is your first movie memory?
Gosh, this is a hard question. I don’t exactly recall my first movie memory, but I do remember a lot of childhood classics. I loved Ariel and I actually also remember watching Prince’s “Purple Rain”, “Cry Baby”, “The Man with Two Brains” and “Pretty Woman” a lot, they are some of my mums’ favourites. Age wasn’t really a barrier to watching films
unless they were horrors.
If your life was a movie, who would play you?
I’d like Anne Hathaway, she’s underrated and amazing. I think she'd be able to portray the best and worst parts of my life, from Amelia 'Mia' Thermopolis in Princess Diaries to Fantine in Les Mis vibes haha.
What’s your favourite movie of all time, and how can you justify that title?
This is by far the hardest question and after much musing the film that’s stuck with me throughout is “Pretty Woman”. I mean when I first watched it as a child, I certainly didn’t realise she was a prostitute (a nice shock when I watched again when I was older), but it’s a modern-day Cinderella story with a lot of classic movie moments such as “Big Mistake, HUGE”. Whilst I don’t identify with a man rescuing me anymore, I still enjoy it. Also, Richard Gere back then - yum!
Shout out to "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban".
What’s the most recent movie you enjoyed in the cinema OR that you’re looking forward to seeing in the cinema?
I really enjoyed Wonder Women (which was a while ago BUT). My Mum brought me up on Wonder Woman and she used to sing a song about it and it was very prevalent. So, to see Wonder Woman on the big screen soaring through the air on the battle field with her golden lasso in hand, I mean damn… what a moment. I completely understood where my mum was coming from with her obsession for her.
There are a lot of bad movies out there. So, which character do you think you could play better than the originally casted actor did?
I love bad acting, like when it’s so bad it’s good. This is hard. I suppose I’d like to replace Amy Adams take on Lois Lane. I grew up with “The New Adventures of Superman” and I think Teri Hatcher is just it for me. I feel more of her vibe could be channelled into that role. Amy, I do love her, is a bit whiney for me.
Has a movie inspired you in your work in any way? Eg, have you used a movie in a presentation, or channelled your inner Bond to come across as more confident at a networking event?
Legally Blond. Whenever I feel like I can’t do something I channel my inner Elle Woods and think “Like it’s hard?”. Elle Woods is an amazing character and Reese Wetherspoon is an amazing woman. Who wouldn’t want to look up to them both.
You must cast a film character as your business partner. Who is it and why would you choose them?
Erin Brockovich, she gets s**t done. No messing and she’s true to herself and has gut instinct but also the conviction to follow through. Bad ass.
Use a movie title to describe your business:
Groundhog Day… no wait, Into Darkness hahaha. I’d probably actually say after the classic 80’s film featuring Melanie Griffiths and Harrison Ford, “Working Girl”!
It’s the snowball effect- recommend someone who you’d like to see do Movies n Me?
I’d love to see Emma Ross, Kulzi Garcha and Rebecca Young (let's get more ladies views).