My mom was always massive on French films. She always brought me up with films like La Haine. And films like that sort of change your perspective because you start watching and you think, "Oh well I'll give French films -- or I'll give Spanish films a go." And then you become more knowledgable on [them] as well.... One of my favorite films is True Romance [by Quentin Tarantino] just because you could put it on and it give you everything that you need... down from the acting, the directing, the shots, the story, the script. Everything is there for you.
FILMCLUB is an education charity that visits schools and teaches young students about film by hosting interviews, holding screenings of diverse movies, and helping students get into the industry. They emphasize intellectual development and creative exploration simultaneously, hoping that each complements the other as students explore both. Young British actor Nico Mirallegro (Hollyoaks, Upstairs Downsairs, My Mad Fat Diary) recently sat down for an interview at his old school to speak with the audience about the importance of finding something that you like doing, working hard, pushing yourself, and seeking out ways to teach yourself about your chosen profession. Check out the full interview below.