AccessReel.com is seven years years old! So we’re going to spend a moment blowing our own trumpet.
We have been here, on your Internet since 2010, reviewing films, running competitions and member screenings and putting out the word on what is screening in Perth, Western Australia.
Editor Darran Price began the site with business partner Aaron Darr. He had worked as a cinema manager and wanted to continue his connection with the movie business. He decided to create a website that ran news and reviews relevant to the Perth cinema scene using the contacts he had made. “It’s all about the passion for movies, that’s why I started it,” Darran says, “And the support from the studios is something I don’t take for granted.
Highlights of the seven years include our continued association with Perth Supanova Comic-con & Gaming Expo, our interviews with screen celebrities like Teresa Palmer, Seth Rogen, Adrianne Palick, particularly the time we spoke with Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog. THE FORCE AWAKENS member screening was another big moment; we sold 650 tickets and had people seated in two cinemas, and we could feel an amazing sense of anticipation surging from the audience that night.
We have also launched out new website in advance of the birthday and within four weeks have garnered 1.2 million hits which is 500k more than our previous record. Our member database of 51k also brings us joy, but we’re always happy to have more members to share in the comps and our excellent weekly newsletter. So if you haven’t it done it yet, subscribe!
AccessReel is always looking to do new things. Currently we are running a retrospective of classic movies with Backlot Studios called the Back to Screen series. (MALLRATS Sunday 7th May, THE MATRIX 4th June–check here for further details)
So, Happy Birthday to us and here’s to you, Perth movie-lovers, AccessReel has journeyed through seven great years and we can’t wait to get into the next seven.
See you at the Cinema!