SPOTLIGHT: 7 Questions for our editor

In the lead-up to filming “The Hacker”, Jay’s fanfic-inspired short film, we wanted to introduce you to the members of our great team. Shine a spotlight on them, if you will ;)

Rachel Shenton, our film editor, has the honour of starting off this series. So let’s dive right in!

Name: Rachel
Role within our team: Film/video editor

1. How do you introduce yourself to someone who doesn’t know you yet?
Wow, this is a hard one! Er… ‘Hi, I’m Rach and I’m not very good at talking to people but I like your shoes.’

2. A classic: a lonely island, you, and three items. What do you take with you?
Can I take living creatures? My cat, my fiancée and my laptop. I’d be dead without it. I physically have to keep working or else I get really grumpy and snap at everyone.

3. You are kidnapped and the characters of the last TV show or movie you watched are tasked with your retrieval. Who do you have to rely on for your rescue?
Oh god, this is the best question you could have asked me right now. I just sat and watched Spectre [James Bond] again last night when I really should have been updating software, so I feel I’m in good hands now!

4. If money were no issue for you anymore, what would be the first thing you’d do?
I’d probably buy a house. One for my parents and one for me and Bex, so two houses… then I’d get one of those massive indoor cat climbing trees with the scratching posts and hiding boxes on it. Our cat would love that. I’d book our wedding too, that’d be really nice to do. So yeah, lots of things.

5. What is the last thing you do before going to bed each night?
I feed the cat, and then spend some time checking Instagram. It’s a bit of a habit…

6. Which character trait would you wish every human being to have?
Self-awareness.

7. Imagine all mobile phones, computers and all such communication devices stop working. What would be your first reaction?
Well, I’d be out of a job, so I’d cry a bit. Then I’d try and learn how to edit with real film… It’d be a chance to communicate with friends by writing lovely letters and cards, though, which I love to do. I think it’d be a more peaceful existence.

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