The Team

Emily Cook – Founder of Film Focus

cnfOuCW4Emily 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.

Emily is currently working within BBC Arts whilst running Film Focus and has another London based film initiative in the pipeline.

Favourite Films: Memento, Amelie and The Imposter

She says ‘I’m passionate about film, the Isle of Man and the unique and creative atmosphere it generates.’

Connect with Emily:

Emily’s IMDb
Emily’s Twitter
Emily’s LinkedIN

Sarah Moore ‘Podcast co-host’Sarah-2-9 medium

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 Film: There are far too many to choose from but Sarah is a big fan of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Kill Bill and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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”.