It’s always a thrill when the comp copies arrive. I’m particularly proud to have my name attached to the Deadpool article in the April 2016 edition of Cinefex. Writing these long, in-depth articles is a little like climbing a mountain – challenging, thrilling, exhausting, and always rewarded by a spectacular view when you reach the summit.
In this case, my ascent was made all the more enjoyable by the obvious enthusiasm displayed by everyone I interviewed about the film, not least its director, Tim Miller. The extended team responsible for Deadpool‘s visual effects – from VFX supervisor Jonathan Rothbart through all the artists at Atomic Fiction, Blur Studio, Digital Domain, Luma Pictures, Ollin VFX, Rodeo VFX, and Weta Digital, not to mention makeup effects supervisor Bill Corso and special effects supervisor Alex Burdett – told me their stories with such warmth and enthusiasm that I couldn’t help getting caught up in the whole affair. Much as my article displays all the calm objectivity for which Cinefex is known, most of the time I was writing it I had a big grin on my face.
As if that’s not enough, I managed to nab two more slots in Cinefex 146, which also contains my stories on Hail, Caesar! and Gods of Egypt. Best of all, I get to share space with Joe Fordham’s top-drawer story on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Jody Duncan’s splendid coverage of The 5th Wave.