Trevor Beattie

Trevor Beattie

Founding partner

BMB

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My Character:
  • Creative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Rich
What have you been proudest of this year?

The loveliness, thoughtfulness, kindness, talent, bouncebackability in the face of douchebaggery and downright eccentricity of the peculiar individuals who are, and always will be, BMB. Love you to the moon and back.

And what's been your biggest disappointment?

That a gigantic anvil has consistently failed to fall from a great height on to George Gideon Osborne's stupid, smirking head.

When was the last time you surprised yourself?

I hate surprises. If I ever planned to surprise myself, I'd make sure I grassed myself up, early doors.

If you could change one thing about the industry at the moment, what would it be (and why)?

I'd take the industry's decade-long obsession with mawkish, maudlin, middle-class, faux nostalgic, lukewarm-bathwater flaccid visual styling, and its accompanying female teenage accoustic warbling, bung 'em both in a bag and feed them into a meat grinder to the sound of Slipknot. Need I explain why?

How do you get your creative juices flowing?

Irrational anger at the status quo. And wine.

You're planning a fun night out. Who from the industry would be your (fantasy) playmates (and why)?

I'd rather eat my own arse with a rusty soup spoon.

The internet has been banned. What do you miss most (and why)?

Given that the internet gives me access to everything, I'd miss everything. Except the cat pictures.

What's the last Google search you did?

Probably something to do with Nureyev.

The robots are coming. What would you get yours to do for you?

Attend meetings. With robotic regularity.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut, of course. I've never quite understood why anyone would ever want to be anything else.

All the world's culture (art, music, literature etc) is about to be destroyed. What one thing would you save (and why)?

A recording of Otis Redding singing I've Been Loving You Too Long. Play it to yourself in the dark and you'll know why.

I'm still here because…

I haven't quite transitioned into full-time movie-making. But a feature-documentary on the life story of Rudolph Nureyev and my re-uniting with Duncan Jones on his long-awaited follow-up to Moon will have changed all that by the time you read this...

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