Interview: Lewis MacDougall Talks A Monster Calls (Exclusive)

Young actor Lewis MacDougall’s life changes when ‘A Monster Calls’ in the 2016 fantasy drama. In order to contend with his suddenly changing life, the performer’s protagonist, Conor, enters a animated world where the title character comes to life.

‘A Monster Calls’ was directed by J.A. Bayona (‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’), and written by Patrick Ness. In addition to MacDougall, the film also stars Sigourney Weaver as Conor’s grandmother, Felicity Jones as his mother and Liam Neeson as the voice of The Monster.

‘A Monster Calls’ is set to air on the BBC One channel today on Filmon TV. (Note that the BBC One channel is only available to viewers in the UK). The movie will be streamed from 5:35am-7:15pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and watched at a later time.

The BBC One channel is notable for offering something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience. The channel was named Channel of the Year at the 2007 Broadcast Awards. FilmOn is a popular streaming service that enables viewers to watch live and recorded UK and international television shows, movies and music videos in a variety of genres, including news, sports, drama, comedy, horror, lifestyle, shopping, pop, EDM and blues.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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