A Brief History Of ScreenJolt

Entertainment Journalist Ryan Leston created ScreenJolt after working for several years at Yahoo! Movies UK. Having gained plenty of experience in film and TV journalism, he decided to create his own website – mostly as a means of having more editorial control.

Although Ryan still works for Yahoo! Movies UK, he set up ScreenJolt in November 2017 and has provided the majority of News and Features since the website’s creation. But this isn’t the first site he’s launched – in fact, he began with Total Geeks back in July 2014.

Creating Total Geeks

Total Geeks launched with a small number of news and features, but went on to include a number of exclusive interviews and sets reports.

These include:

Collector Steve Sansweet talks ‘Star Wars’ action figures

Iron Fist star Finn Jones on whether he’ll get his classic costume

Darth Maul actor discusses Star Wars VII’s new lightsaber

The first big Total Geeks exclusive came in September 2014 after Ryan Leston visited J.J. Abrams while ‘Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens’ continued to film on location at the Puzzlewood site. There, he was able to confirm certain details about filming, including the presence of key characters and hints towards larger battle scenes that would take place in this local site.

The article was quickly picked up by key fan sites including Comic Book MovieStar Wars 7 News and even industry leaders /Film. Of course, our viewing figures quickly exploded as all our fellow geeks flocked to the website. And with details of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ sequel our exclusive quickly spread.

Since then, Total Geeks news and features have been widely reported by fan sites and industry blogs, and editorials such as his discussion of the new ‘Star Wars VII’ villain appear across the web.

Now, Ryan hopes to bring the same success and more to ScreenJolt.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Here at ScreenJolt, we’re focussed on providing top quality News, Features and Reviews from the entertainment industry. But it’s a lot more than that. We write about Film and TV because it’s our passion – it’s what gets us up in the morning. And we aim to expand our reach in the coming months and beyond.

Obviously, we want our website to be read by as many as possible… but more importantly, we aim to become one of the top providers of news and editorials to the online film and TV community.

In order to accomplish this, we have some ambitious plans for the following year or so. This includes creating our very own weekly podcast as well as producing regular video updates and video interviews with some of the top film and TV celebrities. We hope to extend our coverage to provide not only the best news, reviews and features, but also some exclusive content in the form of interviews, exclusives and more.

We hope you enjoy your time here at ScreenJolt… and help us shake up the entertainment industry.