radio-category: Shows Simon West Interview-Sky Fire By Office of University Communications On February 1, 2021 Listen Live Film director Simon West is no stranger to action/adventure films. From Con Air, to Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, to The Expendables franchise, to the Mechanic – West has always had an appreciation for infusing energy into the cinema. With the film Skyfire, he brings a disaster flick with heart to the screen that explores family, choices and one mother of a volcano. Today on Open Dialogue with Noel T. Manning II, Simon West talks his love of disaster films, the joy of trying new things and the excitement of working with 17 different nationalities on the dual-language film – Skyfire. Open Dialogue provides an opportunity for talents of the entertainment industry to talk about their craft, their hopes, and their ongoing journey of arts and entertainment. Noel T. Manning II, host of Open Dialogue, has been an entertainment journalist for over three decades and is a member of several film critics’ organizations.