|Online Id:||Logan; aka Wolverine. A character from the X-Men comics by Marvel and a 'SandMan' from Logan's Run|
I come from a professional photographic family background and enjoyed an early career in professional photography after leaving school. Despite changing careers, I maintained my interest in the visual medium and especially film photography / cinematography. I have been an avid viewer and collector of films since my early teens, and have naturally been watching movies for much longer than that. I grew up on the old black and white horror films and classic B-movies and developed quite a passion for the horror genre overall but I am a multi-genre fan with wide ranging tastes. I own an extensive and comprehensive collection of movies from years of collecting. Growing up watching a cinematic cocktail of Hong Kong and Asian cinema, Horror, fantasy and a hefty dose of Sci-Fi, has afforded me with a diverse range of tastes.
I am a black belt martial arts exponent with in excess of 20 years cross training experience and a former fitness instructor. My martial arts background has obviously given me more than a passing interest in Asian and martial arts cinema and somewhat of an advantage when critiquing that genre. I also have a passion for books and comics (which I have been reading since I was a child), maintaining a reasonable collection of special and collector editions.
|Favourite Film:||Multi-genre fanatic - unable to specify|
|Favourite Actors:||Doug Bradley, Christopher Lee, Sean Connery, Robert Englund, Vin Diesel|
|Favourite Comics:||The X-Men, Batman, Spawn, Wolverine, Most Manga|
|Favourite Directors:||Wes Craven, Takashi Miike, John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, Hideo Nakata|
|Favourite TV:||Babylon 5, Star Trek TNG, The West Wing, Alias, Airwolf|
|Favourite Book to Film:||The Godfather Trilogy, Hellraiser, Firefox, Lord of The Rings|
|Non-"Specialty" Genres:||Asian / Martial arts cinema & Sci-Fi|
|Favourite Martial Artist / Actor:||Jet Li, Mark Dacascos|
|Favourite Actor / Martial Artist:||Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan|
|Favourite Genres:||Horror, Asian & Sci-Fi (preferably British)|
|Favourite Authors:||Brian Lumley, H.P. Lovecraft, H.G Wells, Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe|
|Favourite Book:||All 13 (to date) of the Necroscope saga by Brian Lumley|
|Favourite Music:||Rock/Heavy Metal, Joe Satriani, Queen, Enigma, Rammstein & Jean Michel Jarre|
|Hobbies:||Weight training, Martial arts, Model making, Reading & Watching movies|
|One Wish:||To write and direct a really, truly terrifying horror movie|
All that we see or seem is just a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe