The name’s Moffett, Ross Moffett

WALLACE High student Ross Moffett got some career advice from 007 when he flew to LA recently and met up with actor Pierce Brosnan.

Ross, who is in second year at the Lisburn school, met the James Bond star during the second Cinemagic Los Angeles Film and Television Festival for Young People, which was held recently in the States.

Pierce Brosnan together with his wife, American journalist and author Keely Shaye addressed young Northern Irish, Irish and American students, including Ross, at Cinemagic’s masterclass programme in Pepperdine University, Malibu.

They both talked about the art and craft of filmmaking and television production and participated in a question-and-answer session with the students.

Long-time Malibu residents, the Brosnans are film devotees who, through their participation in the Pepperdine-Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture and other such events, help introduce future generations to the fine art of filmmaking. Speaking after attending the festival, Ross, who has been involved with Cinemagic since a young age, explained: “I was invited to go to LA with Cinemagic and I took part in masterclasses on acting, presenting and work behind the camera.

“It was a brilliant experience and Pierce Brosnan was amazing. He told us his life story and how he became an actor.

“Pierce told us that you need to be able to work in front of the camera and behind it as well. It has really made me think about a career choice and I hope to study it after I leave school,” he added.