Whilst I do enjoy posting stories on frompage2screen.com about up and coming films, books, and other media related projects, I have a special fondness for the online interviews that I started a few years ago to spice up the website a little. They not only are wonderfully interesting to read and put together, but also enable me to ‘interact’ with some of my favourite creative souls, even over an internet connection. The online interviews are basically a set of pre- prepared questions that I send off to whoever is taking part and then I wait patiently for the answers to come back, so I can learn a little more about the person taking part. Often people will answer most of the questions, sometimes people will answer some of the questions, but rarely does someone answer all of the questions. This article is the first time that they have all been answered and thats not only wonderfully exciting for me to read through the answers, but its also a testament to how amazing Dani Thompson is. I first met Dani a few years ago at a film event. We managed to have a quick chat and catch up and over the years have swapped a bunch of tweets, and also sat down a couple of years ago for a face to face conversation as part of the ‘Spending Time With..’ video series. Dani Thompson, Actor, Writer, Producer, Presenter, Singer ( even a Vegan Lifestyle blogger at https://twitter.com/veganvamplife ) and much more. Dani is not only one of my favourite people, but also one of the inspirations that keep me working as hard as I can. So keep up the great work Dani and thanks for taking the time to answer the ‘Spending Time With…’ questions.
What was the most recent book you read?
Is there a book that you have re-read more than any other?
What TV shows are you currently watching?
Favourite Childhood TV show growing up?
What is one of your favourite television shows of all time?
What film always makes you laugh?
Have you revisited one of your favourite films during lockdown? Which was it?
What is one film that gives you the ‘creeps’?
What was one of the most memorable films you saw as a child?
What film do you love that you feel most people might not be aware of?
What film scares you?
What was the last album you listened to?
What album do you never tire of listening to?
Can you remember what the first album you ever bought was?
What is one of your most favourite locations you have filmed or performed in?
In your creative roles? What is the longest day that you’ve ever had?
Do you have any ‘props or keepsakes from any of your films or shows?
Would you enjoy writing your autobiography? Would you find it a very difficult task?
Let’s shine a light on some of your past work. Which of your projects are you most proud of?
What do you find the hardest part of your creative process?
What is one of the best pieces of advice you can remember being given?
Do you read reviews of shows that you are in?
When people ask you ‘so, what do you do?’ How do you introduce yourself?
What’s the first thing you do when you get on ‘set’
Do you prefer day shoots or night shoots?
When you are being interviewed Do you prefer ‘interviews’ face to face, over the phone/podcast or by email?
When a film or TV show comes out that you are in, what one person do you want to watch it first?
Is there someone in the world who you would class as a role model?
With regards to your own projects? What are you working on that you can tell me about?
Out of all the projects you’ve done, which one do people seem to ask you the most about?
Have you been injured whilst doing what you do?
If you had to make a ‘bucket list’ of people you’d love to work with, tell me one name who would be on it?
Do you remember who got your first autograph?
Have you ever gotten someone’s autograph? Which is the most memorable for you?
Is there one person who you feel has made you are today?
I was tweet chatting with Mick Garris (The Stand, Hocus Pocus) recently and asked him which name spring to mind when he thought ‘Oh MY God i’ve met them’ My reply was George A Romero (Night Of The Living Dead), Mick’s was Steven Speilberg. Who would yours be?
If you can sit down with any one living person and chat to them for two hours? Who would you choose?
What’s the most ‘starstruck’ you have been?
What is one of the best pieces of advice you can remember being given? (and who gave it)
What is the ONE single coolest movie geek thing you own?
Dani has also teamed up with Will Metheringham of Great Northern Hotel to present her debut album’Vamp’
The tracks have already been recorded and to complete the mixing and mastering side of things as well as CD printing, and album cover production an Indiegogo campaign has been launched.. Depending which perk you opt for , you can choose to pre order the album, snag a digital download of the album, there are posters and t shirt perks also available.
This crowdfunding campaign is a unique chance to be the first to get your hands on Dani’s debut album and you can click the link HERE
By supporting this campaign, you will be able to get your hands on the album first, months before the release on any other platforms like iTunes or Spotify etc.
You can find Dani on Twitter here https://twitter.com/MissDaniTeeze
Many thanks Dani for taking the time out to virtually chat. You can also see the conversation we have a few years ago right here!