As Dual Coordinator for Movies and Music at JB’s Moore Park store in Sydney’s south-eastern suburbs, Suzanna Miranda Nunez describes herself as “one of the crazy ones who signs up for the workload.”
And with a broad customer base that comprises uni students, young professionals, locals and retirees, Suzanna is always busy.
A Home store and Hub store that also sees a lot of online activity, the Moore Park JB is a big one, which Suzanna says affords the luxury of more floor space to showcase software, as well as plenty of room for the cool bespoke in-store displays that JB is synonymous with.
“Our signage has been done by a gentleman called Dylan, who does a really great job,” she notes.
TV Crime and TV Drama are regular movers in Moore Park, as are new releases, Marvel, Blu-ray and 4K. And with a lot of baby stores in the vicinity, kids titles also sell well. Suzanna also likes to take customers out of their viewing comfort zones by recommending things that they wouldn’t normally watch.
One title she highly recommends is the 2015 mini-series The Last Panthers, starring Samantha Morton and John Hurt. “It’s based on the diamond traders, the Pink Panthers, in central Europe. It’s a mix of British meets Euro-crime and it’s like watching an eight-hour movie.” Suzanna is also a big foreign film fan, counting French classics Amelie and Vincent Cassel’s La Haine among her personal favourites, and she’s also open to a bit of Michael Haneke and Yorgos Lanthimos.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love a good trash film as well,” she laughs. “I’ll go and see The Predator or something like that. I’ll watch anything, really.”