Documentary Shows Rise of Cosplay & Geek Pop Culture in U.K.

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Documentary depicts the changing perceptions of cosplay in the UK.

A new 31-minute documentary was released on YouTube on March 31, showing cosplayers, including anime cosplayers, at events such as the MCM Comic Con in Liverpool. The film is entitled Geek? Cosplay, Comic Cons & Pop Culture Documentary.

According to the film's director Chris Berry, "Starting two years ago in Liverpool at the first MCM Comic Con in the city, I took a team of students from SAE Institute Liverpool to produce a documentary around the rise of pop culture and cosplay."

The group attended other small events across the U.K. while interviewing celebrities like Craig Parker, Robert Llewelyn and Danny John-Jules. They secured interviews with the managing director of MCM Expo Group, Bryan Cooney, and Liverpool Comic Con organiser, Andy Kleek.

The documentary features the opinions of cosplayers in their own homes and first-time con-goers.

The documentary illustrates a positive outlook on how the world is more accepting geek pop culture and shows how perceptions of cosplay and conventions has changed drastically over the last few years, specifically in the UK.

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