SFX is the UK's leading science fiction and fantasy magazine and I've been freelancing for them for since 2009. In that time, I've contributed numerous news stories, Q&As for their review section and multi-page feature articles. Scroll down to see more...
Time Machine: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
I pitched the idea of revisiting Robert Zemeckis' ahead-of-its-time classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit in celebration of its 30th birthday. Author Gary K. Wolf shared the full story of Roger's evolution, from pulp noir superstar to big screen icon and inductee to the National Film Preservation Foundation. Comedian, voice actor and Roger's real-life alter-ego was harder to track down but totally worth the wait, especially when Roger piped in to share his thoughts on turning 30...
Time Machine: Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
As one of my favourite childhood films, it was a thrill to revisit Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure with series co-creator Chris Matheson and star Alex Winter. This multi-page feature chronicled the whole trip, from inception to cruising the circuits of time and changing pop-culture history.
Frank Oz On Muppet Guys Talking
Frank Oz is a legend for many reasons, not least of all for his work with Jim Henson and The Muppets. I was lucky enough to speak to him about his great new documentary Muppet Guys Talking which offers an insider look at the history of the Muppets directly from the Muppet performers themselves.
Mom & Dad
Nicolas Cage turns the Nicolas Cage up to 11 in Brian Taylor's wired-horror Mom and Dad. I spoke to him as a 'Director Exclusive' to find out how he survived getting into the cage with Cage.
Insidious: The Last Key & My Sci-Fi - Rupert Grint
Director Adam Robitel continues the Insidious story first introduced to us by James Wan in part four, The Last Key. I spoke to him about Elise Rainier and the secrets of the Further for SFX's first issue of 2018. Coincidentally, my sci-fi chat with Rupert Grint also appeared on the same page.
30 Years of the Lost Boys
I've contributed a lot of news stories to SFX over the years but this was my first full feature. I spoke to stars Jamison Newlander and Alex Winter about working on 80s teen classic The Lost Boys on the film's 30th birthday. Really happy with how this turned out.
My Sci-Fi - Patton Oswalt
After quizzing Patton Oswalt on his favourite movies for Total Film, I also managed to get him to spill the beans about his love of sci-fi. As you might imagine, he had quite a lot to say.
5 Things You Need To Know About... Cult of Chucky
Child's Play was one of the first horror movies I remember seeing as a child, so it was really fun getting to talk to franchise mastermind Don Mancini about Chucky's latest outing Cult of Chucky and the long lasting appeal of a true genre icon.
When I heard mega-Director Ridley Scott had put his Producing skills behind a low-budget, quasi-found footage feature based around the Phoenix Lights incident I was instantly intrigued. Eager to find out more, I spoke to Director Justin Barber about his experiences making the movie and working with Scott for a full-page SFX feature.
My Sci-Fi - Dani Filth
Cradle of Filth rocker, comic-book writer and all around nice guy Dani Filth was kind enough to chat to me about his science fiction fascinations for this ace SFX regular feature. Fun fact: Filth owns a life size Dalek. Think about that next time you see him screaming into a mic.
Joe Manganiello - Deathstroke
Surprisingly, Joe Manganiello was able to share so much about his upcoming role as The Batman baddie Deathstroke that I was able to spin a second feature article (the first was in Total Film) out of our chat. With DC's recent director shuffles regarding The Dark Knight's new solo outing, only time will tell if we'll eventually see Bruce Wayne go toe-to-toe with Slade Wilson on the big screen.
Shock Doc: Christopher Lloyd On I Am Not a Serial Killer
SFX is owned by Future PLC, the same company that owns Total Film. I recently spoke to actor Christopher Lloyd for a Q&A in the latter's December issue and had a wealth of unused material left over. Determined to see it not go to waste, I pitched the idea for a short news story to go in the Red Alert section of SFX which was ultimately picked up.
Back in 2015, megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to acting and switched gears with Maggie, a zombie film with heart. To find out more about the film, I spoke to newcomer Director Henry Hobson about the inspirations behind his heartfelt quasi-horror.
Robot & Frank
Frank Langella starred as an aging jewel thief who finds an unlikely accomplice in an elder-care robot in Jake Schreier's indie sci-fi Robot & Frank. I spoke to Schreier for a 'Five Things' feature which can be found below...
Stop motion continued its eye-popping appeal with Laika Studios' ace animation Paranorman. I spoke to Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell for my first two-page news story. Read the full piece below...
Morgan Spurlock - How to Survive Comic Con
My Sci-Fi - Lance Henriksen
I spoke to documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock promoting his 2011 documentary 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope'.
My Sci-Fi invites stars to share their sci-fi quirks. I've done these with lots of people, from comedian Ryhs Darby to Star Wars: Episode VIII Director Rian Johnson.
I've contributed heavily to the Red Alert section of SFX. This area is dedicated to genre news and updates on upcoming movies.