VIDEO: Star Warwick Davis interviewed by DMU students

Actor Warwick Davis talked Star Wars, Harry Potter and his role in a documentary made for £43 in an interview with student journalists.

De Montfort Students’ Union’s DemonFM producer Avery Penn interviewed the star during his recent visit to the university.

Mr Davis was at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to do the voiceover for a documentary called From Leicester to Hollywood. It follows the making of a film made for just £43 – a fact which quickly caught his attention.

Director Rhys Davies, a film production and entrepreneurship lecturer at DMU,  and writer Rod Duncan, of DMU’s Creative Writing programme, are the creative  minds behind the comedy of a film director trying to shoot an epic romance on a very, very tight budget.

Mr Davis  - a former media and journalism student himself – said he loved working on independent productions and that outlets such as YouTube and Netflix had transformed the industry.

* Read Demon Media's Ben Howgill on Warwick's visit
* The story of From Leicester to Hollywood
* Find out more about joining Demon FM

DMU students were also granted a golden opportunity to interview the movie star for broadcast on the student union's own Demon Media channels, Demon FM, Demon TV and The Demon magazine.

warwick smiling INSET

DemonFM producer Avery Penn, who has just completed a BA in English Language and Journalism, said: “Meeting Warwick was a fantastic opportunity, one that I won't be forgetting for the rest of my life.

“He seemed impressed at the setup we had in the TV studios, and the professional team at Demon TV who put it all together. I'm a big nerd, and getting to meet Wicket from Star Wars and Professor Flitwick from Harry Potter was a delight!”

Photo credit: Lydia George

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016

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