Frankie Stein is from Italy, but lives in Ingolstadt, Germany. Her hobbies are: reading about science, doing experiments, and travelling. She's been all around Europe and loves Scotland, London, and Russia. Her boyfriend is called Victor and they both love listening to The Cure, reading Byron, and gazing upon William Blake prints.
Dzahy estudió filosofía y ama la lógica, cocinar y correr. Romántica empedernida, disfruta películas de romance. El drama la persigue a donde sea.
Brooklyn Riepma is a born-and-raised Idahoan with a degree in media arts and journalism. Before joining Film Daily, they interned for NPR, Boise State Public Radio and Boise Weekly.
Joyce is a lover of all art forms and nature. She's a huge music nerd who also loves astrology. On her time off, you can find her napping with her cats, making playlists, or daydreaming about her next getaway vacation.
James Kenneth Presley is a writer and content creator from Portland, OR. An aspiring novelist and screenwriter, James believes in meaningful storytelling that connects with a wide range of audiences.
Claudia Tanús has a background in philosophy, making her a critical writer and an analytical thinker. She spends her free time bingewatching Netflix, drawing, playing video games on her PC, and having existential crises. Although she mostly gravitates towards sci-fi and animated TV & films, Claudia is always up for teen dramas and romcoms.
Ashley is a freelance writer, starry-eyed poet, and wandering druid. Her insatiable craving for stories has made her a voracious consumer of media – especially poetry, television, and video-games. When she’s not writing, she’s likely out befriending cats or adventuring along the Pacific coast.
A highly experienced freelance writer, Patrice A. Kelly holds a lifelong love affair with speculative fiction, whether books, comics, television, or film. She loves art & jewelry making and, in her spare time, she pretends to be a jazz singer.
Julio Olivera is an independent filmmaker and podcaster based in Austin, Texas. A native Peruvian, Julio fell in love with American media early on and has made it a constant driving force in his life since moving to the U.S.
Brynley Louise is an avid watcher of movies & television, everything from action thrillers to the occasional sappy rom com. In her free time she writes, cuddles with kitties, makes YouTube videos, and pretends she knows how to paint.
Alex L Gentile is a writer and musician from Long Island, NY who has performed nationally, managed an indie label, and freelanced in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and the Hudson Valley.
Paola es una catadora profesional de postres. Estudió gastronomía y dio un giro a su vida estudiando comunicación. Fan de Sanrio, los conciertos y explorar la ciudad. Los chick flicks le dan vida, la comida ganas de vivirla.
Mary-Anne Desai hails from Cape Town, South Africa and enjoys writing about worldly phenomena and lifestyle journalism.
Carmen delights in sharing her insights on everything pop culture. She comes armed with a graduate degree in literature and a boatload of experience crafting the written word. Ms. MacBeth lives in suburbia with her husband, three cats, plants, and giant book & yarn collection.
Rianna is an honest writer with a sense of humour and a keen eye for detail. She is a recent graduate with a lot of love for all things film & TV. When she's not bingewatching the latest show, she sings along to music and travels – sometimes simultaneously.
When not talking and writing about pop culture (especially superheroes or any show with a paranormal bent), freelance writer Bec Heim is usually tackling her mountain of books, writing scripts or stories, or listening to podcasts.
Karina estudió artes audiovisuales y es una apasionada por el cine y la pintura. Le encanta viaja, fotografiar sus aventuras, y escuchar música navideña todo el año.
Aishwarya is a freelance writer, tale spinner, and a globetrotter. When she’s not writing, Aishwarya can usually be found engrossed in a book or out adventuring the world.
Mythili is an engineer by study and a writer by passion whose interests include watching foreign dramas, trying out new teas, and attending concerts. She spends her free time trying to learn K-pop choreographies & baking.
Aurora was born in London, but has lived in pretty much every town in Massachusetts since. Aurora currently lives in Bushwick, NY with her cat and is probably watching the trailer for 'The Social Network' right now.
Bethany dreams of making her own award-winning film, but for now writes about other media and current events. She’s a child at heart specializing in hot takes on animated family movies, as well as an unhealthy obsession with 'The Good Place'.
D.C. native Cortland Jacoby has previously written for ‘The Rogers Revue’ and ‘Punch Drunk Critics’. Aside from writing & interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, attending film festivals, knitting, and talking about representation in media.
John Walker developed his love of film while growing up in Los Angeles. He loves 'Star Wars' & DC and films by Stanley Kubrick & Quentin Tarantino, and studies film theory in his spare time.
Omar Muñoz es un periodista cultural. Apasionado de la música, el cine, los deportes, y la literatura. Está convencido de que Guadalajara es el mejor lugar para vivir porque aquí están las tortas ahogadas "El Profe Jiménez".
Ross is a major movie buff, and especially likes Marvel, 'Star Wars', and Quentin Tarantino films. In his free time, he's usually writing reviews for his blog, binging TV shows, or planning his next trip to an amusement park.
Danilo is a freelance writer and proponent of all things film noir. He spends his free time podcasting, reading about the 60s, and forcing himself to watch new films in lieu of 'The Office' (again).
Nikki grew up way down in Australia but has lived in Los Angeles for the better part of ten years now. She got herself a degree in Journalism after high school and freelanced for various publications in Australia before moving to the United States. Now Nikki’s a teacher by day and continues to write about anything that takes her fancy. She’s currently stuck on 'Shadowhunters', anxiously awaiting the reboot of Buffy, and spending way too much time on Twitter.
Bianca Myrtil is a writer and freelance editor. She relishes raving about her favorite shows and turning people’s drafted darlings into polished finished products. In her free time, Bianca enjoys stabilizing dangling modifiers and walking her cat. (No, that’s not a typo.)
Kyla is a visual artist and freelance writer with a poetic worldview. She’s inspired by the macabre, and finds solace in the silences between things. When not creating, she’s often poring over a novel, gushing about film theory, and drinking many cups of coffee.
Kritika is a writer and communications consultant based in India. She loves consuming stories in all forms – books, movies, TV shows – and places these stories under a fierce assessment to see if they are feminist, empathetic or entertaining enough. All of Kritika's work is undergirded by her passion for mental health.
Simone Barbon's ghostwriting resume is long and illustrious, though you'll never see it. She is also a screenwriting teacher and freelance script reader. Her grandson is her favorite thing to watch, though.
Sky Rauth is a freelance writer and pizza-by-the-slice connoisseur living in Brooklyn, New York. They spend their free time filming music videos, rollerblading, and building a cookbook out of their friends' favorite recipes.
Daisy Webb is an outspoken, opinionated writer with a passion for all things horror and cult comedy. When she's not watching films, she likes listening to music, cooking too much food, and writing short stories with unhappy endings.
Amy Roberts is a freelance writer who occasionally moonlights as a hapless punk musician. She’s written about pop culture for websites like Bustle, i-D, and The Mary Sue, and is the co-creator of Clarissa Explains F*ck All. She likes watching horror movies with her cat and eating too much sugar.
Karly Stilling is a Canadian writer living in London with her very
fluffy cat. She has degrees in film and writing, and her work has won
a couple of awards and been published in a few zines. When she’s not
working on her novel, you can find her cuddled up with her cat
watching movies. You can follow her cat on Instagram @mottylthecat if
you’re into that sort of thing.
Hailing from England, Daniel Bennifer shares FilmDaily’s vision to support independent film and its goal of bringing it to the widest possible audience. In his free time, he enjoys reading, tinkering with technology, and regular weekly trips to the theatre.
Lucas is a film nerd who's usually found in London cinemas, cafes, and bookshops, buying books he'll never read. When he's not watching or writing about movies & TV, he's asleep.
Molly Harris is a riddle inside an enigma, wrapped in feminine wiles, and nestled in a soft, human skin suit with a blonde wig on top. She arrived to Chicago from the wild cornfields of Indiana and spends most of her time talking about science fiction and glitter and puns.
Franca is obsessed with catchy copy & reality TV. When she’s not writing, catch her on the hunt for her next tarot card reading or convincing her friends & family they have more than one zodiac sign.
Terence Whitley is a novelist and literary & film critic from Santa Barbara, CA. His articles have been featured in publications such as The Antarctica Review and Telluride Tell-Alls.
Adam writes comedy for The Daily Mash and Succubus Magazine. He also wrote jokes for both series of the BBC 2 show, The Mash Report. He's written and produced 2 plays and won a couple of awards for his short films. Top 3 films, 'Mirror', 'Eight and a Half' and 'A Short Film About Killing.' He spends most of his time watching his neighbours cats in the back garden just going about their weird, daily cat lives.
Nicole Zamlout is a young writer and student at the College of New Jersey. Her passions include Marvel and 'Stranger Things', and she hopes to keep you informed and entertained with her writing here at Film Daily!
Victoria Blanco is a journalist student who loves independent films that encapsulate art house and experimental themes. The Simpsons and Futurama connoisseur. When she is not writing, she is enjoying a glass of wine, writing poems in her head.
Daisy Franklin is an adventuress, rabblerouser, and all-around snarky bon viveur. She worked in the music business for ten years and it made her absolutely miserable. Now she works as a freelance writer and is working on her first book, 'Live to Fail Another Day'.
Southern California freelance writer Victoria Stuewe has loved the art of cinema her entire life. She writes about everything from silent German cinema to the best of today’s independent films. When not watching film, she’s either reading at her favorite coffee shop or catching up on great television.
Bridget is on an ongoing quest to channel Veronica Corningstone in all facets of life. As a lover of true crime documentaries and cheesy romance movies, Bridget's joy in the silver screen is only exceeded by her capacity to recall 90s hip hop lyrics.
Anushae is a freelance writer and vlogger based in London. She is passionate about film/television and has written and directed a few short films.
Ian Fortey has written on 78% of all sites on the internet and enjoys a nice ham.
When not writing articles and blogs, aspiring filmmaker Sam Corner writes and makes his own films, all due to his love of all things entertainment. From the works of David Lynch to the onslaught of naff Netflix Original movies, there is nothing that Sam doesn't have a passionate opinion on.
Georgia is a third-year English student and expert at Netflix procrastination. The master of the box set, Georgia loves to watch classic series like 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Parks and Recreation'. When not writing, she enjoys travelling and (surprisingly) watching historical movies.
Anviksha Patel is a freelance writer and amateur cook. Combining a passion for food and cinema, her favourite film is Ratatouille. When she isn't bingeing Netflix or experimenting new recipes, Anviksha hosts her own food podcast, At First Bite.
Matt Mallinson is a self-confessed dork who is likely to be found in a dark room reading a comic, playing games or binge-watching something on Netflix. Occasionally whilst he’s not doing these things he will write articles on film and TV.
Pavin is in love with film and tends to talk about movies a little too much.
He usually ends up recommending Kubrick's Barry Lyndon to half of the people he interacts with.
Emily lives in NYC and works in the entertainment industry. She loves to play the ukulele and sing everything from Disney songs to Julia Michaels. Emily hopes one day to become BFFs with Taylor Swift and make shocked award show faces together.
Isaac Hart is an screenwriting graduate, so works part time as a balloon salesman. He knows every Doctor Who story off by heart, is an amateur historian and once got sucked up a pipe in Turkey. Currently working on proposals for four different TV shows, all of which seemed like good ideas at the time.
Stacey is a California-based freelance writer who loves all things pop culture, from Netflix originals to Shondaland projects. Personal heroes include Terry Gross, Nora Ephron, and coffee.
Journalism and Design major in NYC gone rogue. Where is she now? Finishing up her studies in NJ as a Filmmaking student, of course! If she’s not writing, filming, or creating music, then she is probably exploring this world full of wonders.
Julissa was born in Los Angeles but has been living in Italy for the last three years, where she earned a masters degree in museum studies. Her passion in life is to learn as much about the people and things around her as possible. In her free time, Julissa enjoys traveling around Europe and living life to the fullest.
Nick Hanover got his degree from Disneyland, but he’s the last of the secret agents and he’s your man. Which is to say you can find his particular style of espionage here at Film Daily as well as the Austin music site Ovrld and the multimedia collective Loser City, which he co-founded. In the past he has contributed to Comics Bulletin, Spectrum Culture, the Cultural Gutter and more. If you feel particularly adventurous, you can also follow him on Twitter at @Nick_Hanover, his preferred platform for terrorizing friends with bad puns.
Connie is a film and book fanatic based in Southern California. When she's not writing for work, she loves collecting vintage books, watching horror films, taking care of her foster cats, and cooking.
Sara enjoys any weird & wonderful films that come her way, particularly serious comedies & humorous dramas. On unsupervised days, she enjoys drinking tea from a nest of blankets, a night of dancing out on the town, and penning the occasional screenplay.
David Mikes is an author, investor, entrepreneur, and most importantly, man of his word. He loves to interact and engage with trending happenings.
Jason St. Jacques grew up loving to watch & discuss movies. In college he discovered his passion for the technical aspects of film, and now overanalyzes every one, to the dismay of his friends. Jason has a passion for writing fiction & poetry, and loves reading horror stories. In his spare time you’ll find him watching soccer and planning his next travel adventure.
Adam Messinger is an LA-based writer and true-crime podcast host who loves horror movies, Courtney Love, Hollywood scandals, and putting hot sauce on his food. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Diedre Johnson is a Los Angeles-based writer and former staff writer. She’s written for 'blackgirlnerd', 'Ebony.com', 'Variety', 'The New York Daily News', 'LifeandStyle Weekly', 'TV Guide', 'TV Soap Australia', and fashion legacy titles including 'Vogue Italy' online, 'Vogue Japan' and 'Harper’s Bazaar China' print magazines. She’s is a perfume whore and also a ridiculous foodie.
Jesse Day is a young writer obsessed with all things TV & film. He's usually seen bingewatching the latest Netflix Originals series or the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe catalog. While working on screenwriting craft, Jesse loves writing reviews & articles on his favorite movies & TV shows meanwhile.
Reader of words and people, Jorge enjoys the simple things in life – like a cloud, or Whitehead's process philosophy contextualized within modern digital systems. He loves watching arthouse and independent films, but isn't too proud to root for the baby mamas on Maury Povich.
Kai-Ming Chow is a freelance writer & film critic from Puerto Rico. He’s passionate about cinema and the experiences it can provide. When he’s not busy writing about film & television, he spends his time binging TV shows, listening to podcasts, and keeping up with the latest news from the industry.
Natasha Nicholson has degrees in literature & environmental science and a Ph.D. in physics & astronomy. She's travelled 30+ countries, worked and lived in Europe, Africa, and Australia, and has sent experiments to the International Space Station. Natasha now lives in Scotland, working with academics and writing fiction for pleasure. Her greatest passions are the natural world, random conversations, and good stories.
Megan is a former librarian and perpetual research nerd fascinated by the intersections between horror genres, popular culture, and social movements. She loves writing about cinematography, speculative fiction, and weird history.
Greg Hitchcock is a U.S. Army veteran with 20-plus years of experience writing articles and producing podcasts & videos. Greg has worked as a journalist writing articles, producing videos, and recording podcasts for clients ranging from the San Diego Union Tribune & the Los Angeles Times to the United Nations & The Houston Chronicle.
Courtney is a book snob who grew up all over the Midwest. She won't ever miss the opportunity to say "ope" when it presents itself. Courtney is a mother of four and loves to spend money she doesn't have.
David Dunn is an award-winning film critic and journalist who holds a passion for all things movies and entertainment. Whether it's the newest summer blockbuster or the under-the-radar indie feature hitting theaters, David loves watching movies from all types of genres.
Andrés Roman began his writing career as a copywriter for brands, but now he actually writes. He listens to a lot of music and tries to make some of his own. He also loves excellent cinematography, like that found in the new 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer.
Kristi Shimek is an LA-based filmmaker and lover of cinema. When she's not editing at a nearby post-house, she can be found on her couch with a bowl of popcorn and her cat taking in the latest TV show, or at the nearby movie theater watching the latest & greatest.
Ciara Ruane is a wannabe screenwriter living in Manchester. She likes well-made blockbusters, black comedies, and niche documentaries. She studied creative writing and film for three years at university and all it got her was this lousy t-shirt. All of her articles are thinly-veiled cries for help.
An avid film fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of '90s cinema and the work of Jeff Goldblum, Jack has written about film and TV for loaded, Screenrant, Lad Bible, Beamly, Here Is The City and the Ultimate Action Movie Club. His guilty pleasure is Kevin Costner's The Bodyguard.
Marisa Patwa is a entertainment reporter, creator of the blog 'popcultureprincess' and is currently studying for her masters in screenwriting. She loves watching anything on The CW or created from the genius mind of Quentin Tarantino. But most importantly, she is a mom to baby Sansa — and yes, she was named after Lady Stark herself from Game of Thrones.
Nathan Hardisty is a screenwriting student, 'Blade Runner' obsessive, and all-round consumer of everything even vaguely not-mainstream. He likes to pretend he's not a hipster. When he's not writing about himself in the third person, he's walking his dog or writing a story that goes nowhere.
Stephen Whitty is a teacher, host, and journalist who has written about films for Screen Daily, The New York Daily News, The Village Voice and Entertainment Weekly. A two-time president of the New York Film Critics Circle, his most recent book is 'The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia'.
Karl Hughes is a pop culture journalist who spends too much time on Twitter. Can often be found at comic conventions whilst dressed as someone else, has strong opinions about things that few people care about, and is always on the lookout for a Lament Configuration.
Tom is a recent graduate from the UK, who loves to write about about entertainment in all its forms. He also loves his cup of tea. He's never far from a screen- his favourite film is Eddie the Eagle also has a soft spot for monster movies, sci-fi or anything with Chris Pratt.
Dan is a freelance writer from the UK who works for a number of online publications. He also reviews the latest flicks on his blog 'Curious Rookie' and critiques them for his local radio station. His all-time favourite is 'Jurassic Park', but he has a particularly unhealthy obsession with 'Ghostbusters'. He's even working on an ambitious 'dream novel' inspired by his love for sci-fi and adventure films.
Sarah Durn is a professional actor, freelance writer, swashbuckler, filmmaker, and dark-chocolate lover. She’s a conflicted-feminist addicted to rom coms and period dramas, a lover of any films that delve into the strange, whimsical, or fantastic with a soft spot for any films that feature Kiera Knightley or a young Hugh Grant. See the latest at: https://sarahdurn.ninja/
Tyler is a freelance writer and musician. His work has appeared in Cracked, The Agony Booth, and Robot Butt. His interests include bad action movies, cats, tattoos, bicycles, codebreaking, Bigfoot hunting, and waffles.
Dave Stephens is a London-based freelance writer who became obsessed with the cinema at an early age. His first love is horror, and he became hooked on the genre when he saw his first Universal Monsters double-bill (when he was far too young to be up that late and watching TV with no supervision). But he's also just as happy to watch the latest action blockbuster or wild Indie sensation, and sometimes bad films can be just as entertaining as good ones.
Dakota Tenhet is an American musician, writer and co-host of The Halfway Good Show podcast.
Monika spent a decade in London as a journalist writing about film daily. Now she lives in Bristol and writes about film occasionally for Film Daily. When not sitting in a darkened room watching a flickering screen she mostly likes to attempt a headstand in yoga.
Sean Christie is a recent graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University and freelance writer. His interests include: Film, TV, Videogames, Football and Music. Favourite films include: American Psycho, Pan's Labyrinth and the whole Star Wars series.
Alexis Kuskevics is a freelance journalist currently based in Canada. Her interests include film, culture, travel and social issues. On the rare occasion she isn't writing, Kuskevics spends her time with friends and family, attending an abundance of country concerts, and re-watching every episode of Modern Family.
Jacob Shelton watches too many horror movies and owns an unnecessary amount of fake blood. He writes for Kill Pretty and is the creator of Minor Phrases, a collection of short stories about found photographs.
Ursula Wheeler is a writer and editor living in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Offbeat Bride, The Useless Critic, and a handful of lapsed personal blogs. Follow her on Twitter at @urspostrophe.
Brittaney Barfield's passions include directing, videography, editing, and writing. She wrote, shot, and edited her first short film 'A Moment In Time' and is a self-published author.
Thomas is an aspiring creative writer who craves outlets. Whether it is films, art, comics, TV shows, or video games, Thomas has been exploring content for years and doesn't intend to stop. A jack of all trades and master of one, he hopes to bring writing permanently into his life.
Allyssa is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego who loves film, food, and festivals. When she's not poring over 60s technicolor horror films, you can find her sleeping too much or out in the San Diego sunshine.
Dave Harper spent his childhood watching too many movies and TV shows. He now spends his adult life trying to make a living out of that hobby. His favorite type of film or series is one that went under the radar but deserves more than it got. Dave also enjoys analyzing plots, characters, and pretty much anything else. When not in front of the TV, Dave enjoys long walks on the beach and going out with friends.
Joshua Corin writes novels for Random House and comics for Marvel (most recently SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL). He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Marisa LaScala is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has written about pop culture for Bustle, The A.V. Club, and PopMatters, among others. Her favorite movies are crime dramas with the smallest possible stakes. Follow her on twitter @mar_to_go.
Eve Lytollis is a recent graduate and aspiring TV writer/producer. She watches more television than is healthy, and likes to imagine that her weird sense of humour could one day actually get her somewhere. You can find her on Twitter: @EveLytollis
Thomas is the owner of the film self-help website Cinema Bandit, a published author, and freelance filmmaker.
Olivia Gliku is an arts writer who currently studies Journalism, Media, Communications and Cultural. When she's not at the cinemas or curled up to a Netflix marathon, she's behind the camera, shooting her own stills.
Patrick Ellis is a filmmaker originally from Colorado whose work has received acclaim and exposure through numerous film festivals. In addition to making films, Ellis devotes himself to studying the craft and history of cinema. Whether it's making or writing about film, everything that he does centers around getting closer to the heart of cinema.
Andrea Smith has been writing stories since she was a young girl. The mother of two is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She is constantly inspired by celebrity culture and her enjoyment of true crime television. In her free time, she watches a compelling documentary or foreign film. She has decent cooking skills given the right ingredients. She prefers sweets to fowl or flesh. You can follow her on Twitter @JeopardyQueen
Lerah Mae Barcenilla is an English Literature graduate with an unhealthy addiction to caffeine, South Korean music and anime. She writes about South East and East Asian music and films at Metro, Culturefly, UnitedKpop and BeatCraze Events. You can usually find her highly-caffeinated self idly scribbling on a notebook in hipster coffee shops, scrolling through the astrology tag on Tumblr or taking photographs of cherry blossoms.
Bridget Fitzgerald is an upbeat actress-comic-model who writes for National Lampoon, Weekly Humorist, Allday, That's What She Said, and many more! She's the star and creator of sitcom Musie (Time Warner Online), a judge for the NYC Midnight Screenwriting contest, and has been in many films including upcoming SNATCHERS! Find her on Instagram @SmileyBridge
Roman Colombo earned his MFA from Rosemont College in 2010 and has been teaching comics and movies at Philadelphia area colleges ever since, including Temple University and Drexel University. He has several publications in journals such as The Bookends Review, Monkeys Fighting Robots, The Rusty Nail, and monkeybicycle. He's also the author of Trading Saints for Sinners, his first published novel. Film is one of his biggest passions in life, from both the filmmaking aspects and the moviegoing experience. You can usually find him in a movie theater.
Adele Ankers is a freelance writer by day and a bespectacled blogger by night, kind of like a superhero without the conceited cape. She is also the proud founder of her own perpetual movie marathon, comprised of genuine greats, forgotten oddities and everything in-between. All words are her own, including any use of emojis, which is the only other language that she is fluent in aside from English.
Richard Mooney doesn't exist. If he did, he'd be a comic book writer from Scotland. He would be best known as the writer and creator of Daughter of Titan but would have worked on numerous other comics. Conspiracy theories about the origins of his articles populate forums across the globe.
Alasdair Bayman is a freelance film and culture writer currently based in London, or The Big Smoke. When he is not thinking about the brilliance of Isabelle Huppert, he can probably be found listening to a podcast whilst running.
Martine Booth is a freelance writer-blogger and a ginormous movie, music and arts nerd. She can usually be found trapped in an internet vortex, silently jittering from consuming an unhealthy amount of terrible coffee. She also has a thing about train stations. No not trains, just the stations. Weird huh?
Born in England, Pat wrote about cinema and music for ten years whilst based in Dublin, Ireland. He also DJ'ed during that time around the country and still considers movies and vinyl his two loves. Working with various media, Pat is also an artist specialising in portraiture and abstract art. Catch his updates on Instagram '@jason__purple' .
Steph Newton is a self-confessed film geek who spends her time annoying friends and family with useless film trivia. Her favourite pastimes include overindulging in John Hughes films, binge-watching Gilmore Girls and trying to convince people that the Saw films are actually half-decent.
Michael Kaminsky is a freelance writer in Los Angeles who has written for such publications as Complex, A-Trak's Infinite Legroom, Taste Talks, Chowhound, 22Words, and Where Magazine; in addition to creating the music blog TheTheTarTarPits. When he's not writing, he's either listening to new music, attending concerts, watching movies/TV, playing basketball, or eating burritos.
Darren Brown is a husband, father, and amateur filmmaker/writer. With a passion for modern-day storytelling, Darren has been involved in several film productions in the Philadelphia area from big budget to no budget, collaborating both in front of and behind the almighty camera lens. When he’s not filming or writing scripts, Darren spends his time raising awareness about human trafficking and enjoys hanging out with his superhero wife and his two boys who fervently argue about soccer and video games.
Ryleigh Walsh is a freelance writer and editor in Vancouver, BC. When she's not picking apart other people's grammar, she's working on the novel that's trying to kill her or watching any movie with a 2 or, even better, 3 in the title.
Alan Kelly is the author of the pulp fiction novella 'Let Me Die a Woman'. He has contributed to FEARnet, Rue Morgue, Dread Central, Gay Times, Peaches Christ and ran a queer fear series at Blumhouse.com.
Leonard likes films, in that he has not one, but two different film degrees. And neither of them is creative. Besides flaunting his bad life-choices on the internet, he works as a freelance writer, script reader, and occasional screenwriter. He thinks shitty B-Movies are the real Arthouse and believes Magic Mike XXL to be the most important film of recent history. Yikes...
After a hectic few years working in TV drama, Anastasia was seduced away from the bright lights of London to travel & write around Europe. Now she blogs about her adventures and encourages people to think that her life is way more glamorous than it actually is.
Dawn Henderson is a freelance writer living in Florida.
Joe is freelance writer in Manhattan working in television programming.
Ethan Yun is a writer who has more guilty pleasure films than legally allowed. When he has time, Ethan likes to dabble in gadgetry or indulge in violent sports. He scares easily but is trying to change.
Harry Pages is a film graduate and avid screenwriter who is a fanatic for all things original or twisted. You can find him between existential bouts writing for film and music, obsessing over independent cinema, and making vague references from films that people have long forgotten about.
Renee Wiebe has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and resides in Saskatchewan. She has a genuine love of analyzing different forms of fiction, and channels that into her school work and blog posts. Her hobbies include writing, sewing, and eating junk food while watching movies and tv shows. Her guilty pleasures are watching cartoons and listening to the same 5 songs over and over again.
Otis Robinson is a freelance journalist from East Yorkshire, England. If not devouring the latest popcorn horror flick or queer art house film, he can be found with an empty, foot-long cigarette holder with a glass of wine, talking to Google photos of feminist pop music icons.
Jazz Watson is a graduated film student with a passion for all things film. When she's not watching a film, she's thinking of a film idea or ranting about a film to friends. One of those annoying people that points out continuity errors everywhere while sipping at her tea.
Tae is a freelance writer who loves all things film, particularly of the Canadian indie variety. When she’s not watching or talking about films, she’s trying to pen one. She is one third of The Lady Dicks comedy trio and the founder of INDY ARTS. You can online stalk her via Twitter or Instagram @taehaahr where she posts copious amounts of dog photos and inspirational quotes.
Angie Stevens is a freelance writer whose interest in pop culture began at age 5 when she discovered her mom's stack of 'People' magazine. She lives in the Midwest with her son and husband who merely tolerate her obsession with fictional TV & film characters.
Petar loves stories in all shapes and forms, whether they take place on the small and big screen, on paper, or in our imagination.
Garrett Cook is a journalist in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. When not working and spending time with his wife and 1-year-old daughter, he tries to squeeze in old movies recorded off TCM, keep up with the latest and greatest in television, and read a book or two.
Katy Cole is a festival administrator, pop culture addict, and writer of the latest goings-on. In her free time she sketches cats and bakes fabulous pies.
Avi Ben Ezra is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Cofounder of SnatchBot and SnatchApp (Snatch Group Limited). Avi has proven tech track record and 15+ years of demonstrated career success developing tech initiatives of organizations of varying size and scope. He is an investor in technology and regular contributor with FilmDaily.
Dashiell Finley is a film journalist and screenwriter based out of Los Angeles He has worked on several screenplays involving talent such as Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and her Two Husbands), Stanley Weiser (Wall Street), and Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), interviewed entertainers and wrote reviews for sites such as Moviepilot and Slate, and directed music videos that have been featured on sites like Spin and XXL. He currently lives his two guinea pigs, Otis and Randall.
James is a writer and actor from Vancouver British Columbia. If he is not bothering his friends with theories about "Mad Men", he is busy writing down his theories on "Mad Men" or watching "Mad Men". He also has a weird obsession with Superman and thinks "Talladega Nights" is the perfect metaphor for post George Bush America.
Brooklyn, NY based visual artist and lover of all things creative who simply loves to chat about it all.
Paddy is most proud of noticing that Luca Guadagnino used ‘Love My Way’ for the dance scenes in Call Me By Your Name because the first line is, ‘There’s an army on the dance floor’ while there is an Armie on the dance floor.
A freelance journalist and feature writer with a passion for historical drama flicks and insane movie theories.
Russell Newman is a London-based film enthusiast, technology enthusiast, music enthusiast and is generally enthusiastic about everything. He is most effective at room temperature near a power socket.
Chris Park has a day job but he’d rather be writing. He writes for two cultural websites in England as well as having a go at his own stuff since he got a Masters in TV and Radio Scriptwriting, he’s also a fledgling blogger, parkslife.blog. He has a ridiculous love of Star Wars and in particular C3P0 as well as all things Marvel and loves a Brit flick too.
Peter Thompson is an English freelance film writer with an American soul. He has a passion for director driven cinema, coming of age movies, horror films and cult classics. He likes rock music, poetry and eating good vegan food.
Katherine Sanderson is Los Angeles-based freelance writer with an MBA, who covers all things entertainment-related. An avid late-night talk show attendee, she loves adding to her list of celebrities that she has seen in person. She is also abnormally passionate about historical dramas and 80s sitcoms.
Edward Jones is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. On the rare occasions that he’s not writing, he reads, watches horror movies, and plays video games.
Rubik Roy is an arts journalist who contributes to a variety of publications.
Mitch Eiven is a freelance writer who covers politics, business and movies. He believes great films can solve all the problems our politicians and business people inadvertently create. He also likes to travel around the globe with his family.
Steve Jennings is a freelance culture and football writer with a hankering for cinema. You will usually find him in front of a screen, either watching films or writing about them to an unhealthy degree.
Ciaran is a Film Studies and Film Production graduate who avidly enjoys watching truly awful films. Through seeing so many films, Ciaran now has the super ability to push valuable and happy memories from his brain and replaces them with useless film trivia. He spends most of his time discovering films that no one has even heard of and forces his friends and himself to watch them to gain possible new powers upon this adventure.
Leslie Hatton has written for Biff Bam Pop, Diabolique, Everything Is Scary, Rue Morgue, Vague Visages, and more. Obsessions include meeting new dogs, weird Goth music, thrift store shopping, old Tanith Lee novels, and watching horror movies.
Eric Michel is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis. When he's not losing himself in his favorite TV show, you can find him reading a book or working on his novel. Follow him on Twitter at @errrrrrk, where he talks incessantly about baseball and literature.
Philip Michael Vine, LA-born and -miseducated, got a BA and an MA in theatre and worked as a stage manager and an entrepreneur before turning his hand to the pen. Now he goes on auditions and bombs at standup while scribbling occasionally.
Steve Gallas is a recent MFA graduate from Chapman University in Orange, California. Apart from TV and films, he enjoys travel, reading, writing, and foreign language study. He did a scene on a Korean soap opera once.
Born in Ukraine and residing in Berlin. Roman is a publishing and art history student who works in the music industry and is interested in global culture. He loves European cinema, Cohens and American films with a good soundtrack.
Caitlin Sinclair Chappell is a filmmaker, theatrical director, and freelance writer. She was raised on classic sci-fi, horror, and action flicks. As a queer woman, she has a passion for films that empower female voices and LGBTQ+ voices. When she’s not on set or in a theater, Caitlin will often be reading comic books, sipping tea, or relaxing at the beach.
Robert Tiemstra is a writer and hermit who lives somewhere behind the Hollywood sign. When not on a movie set somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area, he spends his time writing short stories (mostly horror, with a few fantasy thrown in for good measure), screenplays, and plays. He also directs video essays for the Youtube channel Wisecrack and co-hosts a podcast with his twin brother Matthew. He doesn’t sleep much.
Dilara is from Turkey. She writes short stories, poems and screenplays. She's the co-creator of Much Ado About Cinema. Her interests are theories and practices of film, theatre, literature and photography. She is an MFA student of Creative Writing at University of Washington, Seattle.
Daley James Francis has been writing stories since he was a kid. The only things that have changed over time is his spelling and the size of his beard. He graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Creative Writing and Journalism in 2012, and since then, has written for countless websites, written and produced short films which have been shown in festivals all over the world, and released several novels to critical and commercial indifference. He lives in Loughborough in the United Kingdom, with his wife and addiction to Netflix.
An estimated 90% of Nick’s thoughts revolve around film, television, and award shows. After writing movie reviews since age 15, his love of journalism & entertainment has only flourished.
AJ Freeman is chairman of the Department of Enthusiasm. In this self-appointed, publically confirmed role, he is tasked with enjoying life and making damn sure others do too.
Bianca Piazza is a film geek and writer who obsesses over extreme horror films, intelligent twist endings, LGBTQ content, and really any indie flick making noise on Twitter. Creepy-cute is her aesthetic and when she’s not boring someone with her film knowledge, she’s likely boring someone with her makeup industry knowledge. She tries not to be too pretentious. Give her a follow on Twitter where no one listens to her pop culture opinions: @biancamiss_
Dave Lewis is a massive cine-file from Rahway, New Jersey. If he isn’t watching a film, he is either writing for Irish America Magazine, his own YouTube channel’s movie reviews, or creating podcast ideas.
Nkhaya Paulsen-More is an English student who has written for The Prospect, and has also co-written a series of novels as a ghostwriter. Currently residing in Dunedin, New Zealand, she spends her time away from her studies either binge-watching anything she can get her hands on or reading screenplays or novels.
Jaret Wilmoth is currently a student and the university of Akron studying English and creative writing. He loves watching movies, but has a particular fondness for the 1960s. When it comes to specific knowledge, if you ever need anything on Rachel McAdams, he is your guy.
Based in London, Lauren works in Film VFX by day and writes about everything from indie film to musicals by night. She's currently writing her first novel, is addicted to yoga and won't drink decaf.
Morgaan Sinclair is a film mythologist and film school prof who specializes in the presence of Jungian archetypes and mythic mirroring in film--especially in the films of Guillermo del Toro. Like GdT, she delights in the rebellion of young screenwriters against studio script doctoring. Her not-so-secret mission is to expand the mythic and archetypal resources available to all writers. Monstrare, her book on Del Toro's Trilogía, and her textbook on film mythology are forthcoming from Diwali Press.
Charles is a writer, actor, theatre and film maker living in Cheshire, England. When he isn't writing books, scripts, short stories and teaching creative writing. He is a patron of the charity Staffie Support where he campaigns for greater public awareness of Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Truitt Harshaw is an aspiring filmmaker and writer from New York City. He has a lot of SERIOUS AND VERY IMPORTANT opinions about film and television.
Wanda Waterman is a published poet, spoken word performer, musician, blogger, cultural journalist, digital nomad, graphic novelist, and art film junkie. She's lived in Maine, California, Vermont, Nova Scotia, New Hampshire, and North Africa, and is now settled in Montreal.
Kellie Haulotte is a freelance writer that has worked at Examiner and published articles on various sites like Thought Catalog, Ranker, All Women's Talk, and Workspace Digital. She also runs her own pop culture website called The Abstract.
Theresa is a freelance writer and author of the comedic lifestyle blog The Taboo Textbook. She likes telling jokes, taking photos, and writing snarky movie reviews on Instagram. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband.
Josh Hodges is a freelance writer and journalist who also writes for Folio Weekly in Jacksonville, FL. In his free time he enjoys reading science fiction, singing Beach Boys harmonies in the shower and sharing a king size bed with his girlfriend and their three cats.
Anna Moeller is a freelance writer and blogger that isn't afraid to speak her opinions even if they are unpopular. She will often take the role of Devil's advocate in any discussion to explore the reasons behind other opinions.
Jason is a writer from Ireland. His hobbies include procrastination, hitting a small white ball around a field, and endlessly deliberating over which film he wants to watch. When he does pick something, he tends to enjoy character studies and films from the 60s and 70s. His favorite movies are "There Will Be Blood", "Cool Hand Luke", and "Boogie Nights."
Georg is a writer, curator, content creator and media academic based in Vienna, Austria. As a professional film & TV nerd, he believes that stories and the contextualization of information are what give meaning to everything we do in life. He is a contributing writer for the website Short of the Week and passionate Netflix devotee.
Dee is a writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. His writing career began with scribbling secret love letters to a girl who was two years elder to him. He was twelve then, and his passionate relationship with writing has thrived ever since. When he writes, his aim is to make the reader realize that if some black-and-white marks on their digital screens have the power to make them sit up and wonder, then their actions in the real world can give flesh to any fantasy.
A philly kid who loves his roots but are not defined by them. Lover of classic movies and proud of it. In his spare time he works on his novel series and loves reading the books that have been turned into movies. P.S. Huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Shianne Edelmayer is a freelancer writer and illustrator based in BC, Canada. When she’s not working as a content provider for social media platforms – or appearing as a co-host on the podcast Metamashina, where she talks about genre fiction from the feminine gaze – you can find her writing very long novels, binging Netflix series or talking too much Star Wars. She also tweets under the alias @Ohtze_O on Twitter.
Ben Bussey is a writer from Northern England, with an MA in Cult Film & TV from Brunel University. He is the co-founder of the site Warped-Perspective and has written for such websites as Yahoo! Movies UK, What Culture and Age of Dad, as well as dabbling in horror fiction. No amount of education has changed his lifelong view that The Monster Squad is the greatest movie ever.
Lane Oliver is an extreme music enthusiast and lover of pretentious film. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in Journalism and has contributed to various heavy music publications over the years, including New Noise Magazine and the now defunct American Aftermath. He now currently owns and operates his own underground music blog, Svbterranean. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and splatter films.
Taylor Jordan Holmes is a freelance writer/editor who believes all films with "blue" in the title are masterpieces. She is a lifelong lover of storytelling, and gravitates toward emotional depictions of every day life.
Carolyn Jenkins is a freelance writer, podcaster, and lover of television shows from the nineties. The good ones, at least.
Erich is a writer/editor for the Tiger Group, a leading financial services firm. After a tremendous showing in his 5th grade spelling bee, Erich resolved to share cultural accounts of his unique upbringing through film and screenwriting. He, much like Issa Rae, is rooting for everybody black.
A film buff with weak arms, Grace Hall hovers over black and white keys ranging from laptops to pianos. She has written with Edinburgh International Film Festival/Screen Prism and performed with ‘Outlander’, ‘One of Us’ and Scottish Design Exchange.
Citizen of the World, Hanna spent the last 10 years studying and working in 7 cities around the globe. Watch 300+ Films &TV Shows yearly that she ranks and reviews on her blog What2watch2night. Likes finding inspiration getting trapped in the Wikihole and taking pictures of the odds & unusuals.
Alexandra is a literature graduate, pop culture aficionado, and TV devotee. When she's not in front of a laptop or cinema screen, she's exploring the local music scene, buried in a book or trying to keep her plants alive.
Raj Sawhney is a passionate film enthusiast who loves everything from Disney and Star Wars to indies and Oscar movies. His all-time favorite movies are Toy Story, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Before Sunset. He also loves basketball, and writes about the NBA at VAVEL USA.
Amy Mackelden is Weekend Editor at HarpersBAZAAR, where she writes about entertainment, celebrity news, beauty, and fashion. She recaps Riverdale and American Horror Story, and has also written for Marie Claire, ELLE, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and The Independent. She’s ready for a Dawson’s Creek reboot, and keeps ordering way too much from Kylie Cosmetics.
Comic Book Film Enthusiast. Also enjoys picking up heavy things and putting them down.
Yasmin Omar is a film journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Harper's Bazaar. She spends most of her time at the cinema, binge-watching Netflix, and swotting up on Oscar trivia.
Andy Furlong is a film critic from Ireland who loves art house independent films as much as he does popcorn Blockbusters. When he is not lurking in the darkness in various cinemas in London. He can be found with his four cats.
Steve Williams is an award-winning queer writer from Yorkshire, England. When he is not writing his dark fantasy series The Umbraverse or performing poetry in venues across the North, he can usually be found swigging tea while watching films and TV shows with his partner and their cats.
Rae is a writer working on her MFA at Goddard College. She was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Portland, OR.
Jim Cue is a Miami-based documentary filmmaker and occasional writer. Jim's passion? Digging up true crime rabbit holes. His obsession? Fact-checking them. Jim's favorite leisure activity is fact-checking crazy stories somewhere on the beach.
Josh Phillips is a screenwriting graduate with a passion for storytelling and narratives, particularly those that edge towards the bizarre. Speaking of the bizarre, he has a fond nostalgia with the 80s including films like Back to the Future and The Goonies, despite being born in the 90s.
Joanne Eglash is a UCLA graduate who specializes in writing
about all aspects of entertainment and pop culture.
Filmmaker, writer, and the founder of settingmind.
Acclaimed actor, producer, and writer Darryl Stephens is best known for his work on 'Beyond the Lights', 'Boy Culture', and 'Noah's Arc'.
Natalia es una periodista tapatía, graduada por el ITESO. Embajadora del pulque y de las buenas historias.