What are your favourite films, tv shows, genres or filmmakers?
I am a massive fan of South Korean, Chinese and Japanese cinema/TV. Wong Kar-wai, Park Chan-wook and Kim Eun-sook definitely claim the top 3 positions for my favourite directors/writers. I’m also so in love with the stylistic work of Zanybros! They specialise in making K-pop music videos, but it still counts, right? And of course, classics like Joe Wright’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Joseph H. Lewis’ THE BIG COMBO, and Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW are some of my all-time favourites from western cinema. Basically, anything with a good combination of beautiful cinematography and strong writing gets my vote!
What does having your writing published in DIEGESIS mean to you?
Having grown up with a strong English Literature background, which ultimately sparked my love for film and cinema, it feels great to be able to take a break from practical filmmaking to just sit down and write analytical essays again, and finding excuses to binge watch films, of course! Since my tastes are a little unconventional from what most people my age are interested in, I hope that I can introduce some new and exciting films/TV shows to the readers and, above all, that they enjoy what I have to say about them.
What is your writing process?
Sitting comfortably at my desk or on my bed with my laptop in front of me, typing out everything that comes into my head in bullet points on Microsoft Word, which I then cut down to the key points afterwards. Then comes the real challenge: trying to turn all these points into coherent sentences! Normally I listen to some K-pop or ballad-like songs from the likes of Sia to get me feeling pumped and stimulated, so that tends to help get the creative juices flowing.