Emily Cook – Founder of Film Focus
Emily grew up on the beautiful and culturally rich Isle of Man, and after getting a taste for film, she headed to the University of East Anglia to pursue her passion and graduated with a degree in Film and English Literature.
In 2010, Emily returned to the Isle of Man and set up Reel Vision Films, a production company delivering high quality online short-form video content for businesses and film production companies. Over the next four years, whilst running Reel Vision, Emily freelanced for a number of companies including Pinewood Pictures, DAM Productions, Honda TT Legends, the BBC, ITV, Greenlight TV and NCC Media NYC.
Emily’s been involved with a number of island based film initiatives including helping run the Isle of Man Film Festival and the MannIN Shorts film production training scheme. She has also enjoyed teaching at the government run summer film schools as well as the BFI’s Into Film secondary education curriculum.
She says ‘I’m passionate about film, the Isle of Man and the unique and creative atmosphere it generates.’
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Sarah Moore ‘Podcast co-host’
Sarah is a true film fanatic and has an unquenchable thirst for movies of all genres.
Living close to London, Sarah makes the most of the vast array of films available at the cinema, enjoying several trips a week, ensuring she’s always up to date with the latest releases and movie news.
Sarah has set herself a challenge of watching 500 films in a year. Film Focus is following her progress.
Favourite Quote: Stanley Kubrick said it best when he stated: “The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle”.