Do you need to have seen a Christopher Nolan film at IMAX to get a job at IMAX?
Apparently not! I hadn’t seen any of Nolan’s films when I started at IMAX in April 2020. Ask me again how many I’ve seen in a year!
Favourite film reviewer of all time?
I grew up watching David and Margaret and they will forever hold a special place in my heart. These days it’s Jake Wilson at The Age and I also really enjoy New York Magazine’s David Edelstein.
Why did you want to work for IMAX?
I had always wanted to work in the film industry but the timing or the roles had just never been right. When this role came up I jumped at it. I was particularly drawn to the story behind IMAX film and the 1570 projector. I really love the idea of a classic medium like film being used by directors to create these highly visceral, contemporary cinematic experiences.
What makes IMAX a crucial part of Melbourne’s arts and cultural institutions?
I think when people think of arts and cultural institutions there is a tendency to focus on museums, galleries, musical theatre etc. Film, in my opinion, is equally important in dissecting and providing new perspectives on society. It’s important that we make a concerted effort to celebrate and cherish watching movies through independent theatres like IMAX.
What was it like starting a new job at IMAX during the COVID-19 lockdown?
It was tough, being in media and PR I’m naturally curious and it was difficult trying to unpack and uncover the stories behind IMAX from my spare bedroom, without being able to immerse myself in the space. Thank goodness I had such a supportive and helpful team who were able to fill in the gaps and answer my never-ending questions! The IMAX team is truly one of a kind.