Who writes this website?
Did you ever wonder who writes this website? Are they friendly? Can you trust them? Are they trying to mess with your mind? BBFC boss David Cooke hought you should be told...
As you might have noticed there have been some changes to CBBFC. Lucy, Heidi and Emily have been working hard to make sure the site is a fun place to visit, but the question on all our lips is: Who exactly are these upstarts?
Well, like John and Helen before them, both are examiners at the BBFC. Before they came here Emily ran a small cinema in Yorkshire and Lucy was a teacher and a film journalist. At school Emily was the naughty one and gave her teachers a hard time. Lucy was usually better behaved, although she did once choose Scotch Whisky as the subject for a school essay... Which caused a bit of a fuss. Nowadays, both are full of tricks and plans. Tell your Mum and Dad to check out Parents BBFC for instance which they edit with Heidi the newest Education Officer at the BBFC.
As kids, Lucy and Emily cut their teeth on films such as Mary Poppins and Snow White. Now, they go for the likes of Monsters Inc and Happy Feet and Arrietty.
Musically, Emily is an Indie girl, with faves including Elliot Smith, Wilco and The Shins. She's always putting something new on her i-pod. Lucy prefers pop to dance to, along with the classics like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, and will always spring to the defence of Bruce the Boss (geddit?). Heidi is a secret rocker.
Lucy and Emily are both big sisters, and wonder if that's why they've become examiners at the Board. But it must be terrible to be related to them. Emily was always stressing out her little sister by waking her up in the night with spooky stories and witch-like cackles, while Lucy baffled her family by claiming she wanted to be a Mummy-Acrobat-Nurse when she grew up. What on earth was that? Perhaps something to do with uniforms and costumes. At any rate, both of them like beautiful clothes now and even manage to wear some, once in a while.
All of them have children, Emily’s are babies and Lucy’s are growing fast and starting to ask her what they can watch at the cinema. Heidi has a grown up daughter who loves films almost as much as her mum.
Do they love animals? You bet, but for each of them it's a bird that tops the list. Lucy is absolutely potty about penguins, and says there is no feeling like holding one in your arms. (She is also partial to putting pictures of penguins on the site - see how many you can find...) And Emily has a long acquaintance with a parrot, Twit, whose habit of swearing would give the BBFC problems if you put him in a film. Heidi has a fondness for cats and they can be found all over her kitchen.
What else can we tell you? Emily likes small, perfect things, like photographs and jewels, and Lucy likes big, expansive things...think beaches and skyscrapers. Heidi likes open spaces and takes mean photos on her i-phone. All are word fans, crossword fiends and ace quizzers - so watch out for lots of new competitions and puzzles on the site. And none of them is exactly what you would call shy.... in fact you would not go too far wrong to think of them as "The Cheeky Girls" of CBBFC.