FlickDirect Correspondents and Critics
Our FlickDirect staff can frequently be seen at red carpet events, press junkets, expos, and more, to bring you latest entertainment coverage available. They are constantly hard at work reviewing films and chasing down interviews to bring you their take on the entertainment industry and the products it creates.
Even as a kid, mimicking film sequences with his Star Wars action figures, Sean's fascination with movies was obvious. As he aged, the idea of missing the first showing of Titanic or Who Framed Roger Rabbit on opening day was unthinkable. This appreciation started with current films, continued into classic films, and now even his iPod is filled with nothing but soundtrack scores from John Williams to Danny Elfman.
It was the classic movies shown Saturdays after the morning cartoon lineup that piqued Judith's curiosity for film. That curiosity would give way to a lifetime of exploration and contribution to media productions of all sorts. After meandering through the worlds of fashion, public relations, advertising, film and television, she produced what would be the greatest passions of her life...Phoenix & Santiago. Six years later, the three would become engaged in daily reenactments primarily from the Marvel world of comic books, TV animations and film. These daily impromptu interpretations would help segue her back to the entertainment industry, and her dedication to "the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, and above all things...love."
Emily has a flair for interviewing others and her natural inquisitive personality lends its self to be the perfect interviewer. Emily is use to being interviewed with an appearance on the Today Show and appearances on other national syndicated talk shows she now brings that expertise to FlickDirect. Emily recently appeared on the hit Bravo TV series Below Deck. She played the second stewardess on the reality series based on crew life aboard a multimillion-dollar yacht. Emily describes herself as English with a dry sense of humor, with a passion for Health and Fitness and regularly writes on the topic. She has turned this passion into a successful business called English Emily. You can follow Emily on her official social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter.
Austin’s love for film started in his early teens when he saw the first Lord of the Rings. Although it was A Clockwork Orange that made him want to become a film maker. His favorite films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Empire Strikes Back and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He has directed 5 short films and is currently working on his 6th. Currently he is attending Palm Beach State College for a Film/TV Production degree. He’s generally up for any genre, but his main love is in the horror genre. He also enjoys playing video games. He plays his Playstation 4, Xbox 360 or the Nintendo 64.
Leonard became obsessed with horror movies at the tender age of 7 when he first saw the movie Blacula (which quickly scared the Hell out of him). From there, all bets were off, from Grizzly and Jaws to The Thing and E.T, his love of movies took on a life of its own. His passion for movies is matched only by his love of writing and literature. He has written short stories as well as co-written and Co-Produced a web series on YouTube and is now working on a horror novel. He looks forward to resurrecting the bodies of Robert E Howard, H. P Lovecraft and Edgar. A. Poe in the hopes of playing Dungeons and Dragons with them.
Stephanie can’t remember a time when she didn’t love movies. She grew up watching vintage Disney movies, sci-fi adventures like Star Wars (thanks to her Dad), and classics like Singin’ in the Rain, Swing Time, and The Philadelphia Story (thanks to her Mom). In college at Hope International University, she finally tried her hand at entertainment reporting and discovered a new passion. Since then, she’s attended and covered as many film festivals, pop culture conventions, and screenings as she can and plans to continue doing so for many years.
Al, who graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Performing Arts, is a valuable asset to our team. His work in the entertainment world is impressive. Not only is he an actor, but he is a film critic for Your Entertainment Ticket (since 2007) and was a Television Producer and television host for Miami's WLRN Public Television for 6 years. He is also a member of AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) AND SEFCA (Southeastern Film Critics Association).
Ever since Emily was a young girl she has desired to be involved in the Arts. A ballerina dancer by trade, she takes time off from her love of dance to help out FlickDirect with interviews and speaking at some of our events. She especially loves reading books being made into movies including the Hunger Games series and Divergent.