Why I love: Slacker chic

Noel Clarke, actor/writer/film director
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When I was in college, they showed us Pulp Fiction and Clerks, directed by Kevin Smith. It was Clerks that spoke to me. I'd never seen anything like it before. There were scenes in which people talked about nothing, as people really do, others that didn't move the story on at all. And it was shot on a very low budget, like my film Kidulthood.

I don't know Kevin Smith but I did meet him online. I like all his films. There's always humour but he raises some relevant issues too. Look at Dogma, Mall Rats and Chasing Amy. Each one is different but clearly belongs to him. Hopefully I'll be able to do that too, working across different styles of film. I'm working on a thriller and a film about female empowerment, and I'd love to make a blockbuster one day. A socially relevant blockbuster. Yeah!

Adulthood (15), written, directed by and starring Noel Clarke, is released on 20 June.