Earlier this year I met the inventor if the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). As the article states, the man who created the website with the answer to the longstanding question, “who was that guy who played what’s-his-name in that film?”
I had always assumed that IMDB was an American website, so was surprised to find out both Col Needham and the company he created were Bristol based. Fresh of the plane from the South By South West film & music festival in Austin, Texas, we met me at a cinema near the company’s offices in Bristol – I had picked this as my preferred location, and had about 30 minutes with him discussing the merits of the many photo-shoots he has become part of over the years. Not trying to become too predictable in style when photographing a movie buff in a cinema, we opted for the simple approach.
The only thing missing was the popcorn.