Meet Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist and Cool Girl, Billie JD Porter

Shot by Emon Toufanian.

Name: Billie JD Porter

Nickname: Bills

Star sign: Gemini

Where are you from and where do you live now?
Born and raised in London, but about to relocate to Los Angeles.

What inspires you most?
Good films, and seeing young people challenge the world around them.

What songs or albums are soundtracking your life atm?
Odyssey – Todd Edwards

Any personal beliefs or values that are meaningful to you?
I think its important not to be stingy or misinterpret the value of money. Thats probably why I’ll never be rich.

What celebrity or person from history do you have a crush on?
Hmmmm. I just watched The Square and fell in love with Claes Bang. Although I think young David Attenborough is my ultimate.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m a fully fledged grown up now, but I hope that with age I become calmer and acquire a sphynx cat.

What scares you most?
The speed at which time passes.

Best piece of advice you ever received?
To take half an hour to breathe and reassess the angry email before sending it. Sadly I can’t say I always follow it though.

What is a skill you wish you possessed?
To be fluent in a language other than English, but thats achievable. I also wish I was naturally tidy and organised, but I don’t know if that’s something I could learn. I’m a bit like the trash lady from Labyrinth.

What fictional character to you most relate to, and why?
…the trash lady from Labyrinth. Or maybe something predictable like Daria, or Enid from Ghost World. Those are the characters I clung to as a teenager.

Best YouTube clip you’ve ever seen?

Photography: Emon Toufanian
Talent: Billie JD Porter