Meet the Team

Editorial Staff


Georgia Davis

Co-Founder

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Georgia (She/Her) is a short, aspiring documentarian from the UK’s fictional region, The Midlands. When she’s not talking about her love for Park So-Dam, you can often find her talking about her dog, Terry. Her favourite films include Parasite, The House of Us and The Mummy.

Hayley Paskevich

Editor-in-Chief

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Hayley Paskevich (She/Her) is an avid moviegoer and lover of the written word hailing from the Canadian west. It comes as no surprise then that she graduated university with an English degree, minoring in Film Studies. When she’s not watching shows and films, she’s probably writing about them. (Or enjoying a cup of tea with a good book!)

Årlo Hofmann

Co-Founder

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Årlo (any pronouns) is an aspiring filmmaker who loves Greta Gerwig too much. They currently live in Vienna, where she recently finished a college for Multimedia Art and Animation. You’ll find them talking about Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) dir. Angela Robinson on Twitter. 

Alysha Prasad

Associate Editor

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Alysha (She/Her) is a freelance film writer and horror-lover pursuing her Masters in Film and Television at DePaul University.

Phuoc Le

Editor


Phuoc Le (She/Her) is based in sunny California. She doesn’t entirely enjoy all that sun but loves the array of coasts to photograph, cafes with quirky drinks to try out, and movie screenings to attend. A perfect day would be surrounding herself with pictures, images, and her neighbor’s cat.

McKinzie Smith

Editor


McKinzie Smith (she/her) is an American writer based in Portland, OR. When not watching movies, she can be found quoting The Sopranos or listening to Charli XCX in her bedroom a little too loudly for her neighbour’s comfort. Her favourite films include Moulin Rouge!, Phantom Thread, and Cleo From 5 to 7.

Joshua Sorensen

Editor

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Josh (he/him) is a an Australian writer and film fan. He is currently completing his honours year at the University of Wollongong. Films starring Holly Hunter are to him what lamps are to David Byrne.

Jenni Holtz

Editorial Assistant

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Jenni Holtz (They/Them) is a film critic and illustrator living in Chicago. They are passionate about the representation of women, people of color, and trans folks on-screen. They love horror especially when it involves badass women and the right amount of comedy. When they’re not watching movies, they can be found reading true crime novels in the nearest coffee shop.

Alex Greer

Social Media Manager

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Alex Greer (she/her) is a film editor and aspiring filmmaker from Manchester. She loves all things horror and artist moving image. A recent UAL graduate, she can usually be found on TikTok rather than watching her Letterboxd watchlist. Favourite films include Monsters Inc., Us, & In the Mood for Love.

Staff Writers


Dana Aklilu

Staff Writer

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Dana is an aspiring film/tv critic living out of Washington State. For their entire life, they’ve kept their eyes glued to their television screen, watching cartoons, dramas (that they were frankly too young to watch nor understand), really any VHS they had lying around. They hope to graduate from being a barely tolerable and not well-educated writer to a passable, somewhat competent writer.

Benjamin Akpan

Staff Writer

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Benjamin (He/Him) is yet to submit a bio.

Shaun Alexander

Staff Writer

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Shaun is yet to submit a bio.

Sophie Butcher

Staff Writer

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Sophie Butcher (She/Her) is a writer living in the North East of England. Not fussy when it comes to genre, she’s most passionate about seeing more queer and (truly) body positive stories shared on screen. She’s a big fan of golden hour cinematography, great movie kisses and anything with Keanu Reeves.

Thalia Castro

Staff Writer

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Thalia is a film writer and lover of all storytelling. She loves coming of age stories and direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies. Besides watching movies and procrastinating writing, Thalia also enjoys watching video essays on YouTube, casting spells, and making lists. 

Arden Crawford

Staff Writer

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Arden is yet to submit a bio.

Beca Daliamonte

Staff Writer

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Beca (She/Her) is a recent college graduate from North Carolina with a passion for film history and film criticism, particularly in regards to animation and LGBT films. She loves to find “hidden gems” and spends a lot of time looking through thrift stores or digging through online lists and databases for interesting titles. Sometimes this doesn’t always work out in her favor. 

Bethany Datuin

Staff Writer

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Bethany Datuin (She/Her) is a freelance writer based in Tennessee who is currently studying as a Creative Writing major at the University of Memphis. She has recently found a comfortable home in her newest niche, which is Dungeons & Dragons, but her love for film is still housed in a special piece of her heart. Her favorite films include Columbus, Fast Color, Baby Driver, Game Night, and Long Shot.

Alina Faulds

Staff Writer

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Alina (She/Her) fell in love with film when her dad kept bringing home Will Ferrell movies from the 5 dollar bin at Walmart. Her tastes have evolved since then but she will always have a soft spot for that comedy crew. She is a history graduate from Carleton University, but she does not like historical films. She would love to one day work as an archivist for the National Film Board of Canada and spends much of her time connecting to her Guyanese roots.

George Forster

Staff Writer

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George Forster (He/Him) is a UK Screenwriting student with a love of Political Drama, though he wishes it would stick to the screens! He also works as Head of Online Content for Bedtime Stories, a UK based mystery/true-crime YouTube Channel.

Justine Gaberel

Staff Writer

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Caroline Havard

Staff Writer

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Caroline (She/Her) is an aspiring film writer from France. She loves all things music and cinema and her passion for film-making is ever growing. Apart from movies, she enjoys playing the guitar and is trying to make time to read more books.

Bailey Herdé

Staff Writer

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Bailey Herdé (She/Her) is a writer and aspiring film critic from Virginia. She is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and literature, and she is a life-long student of all things pop culture. The time she does not spend watching movies and TV is generally spent, against her better judgement, on Twitter. Her film knowledge, much like her meme folder, is ever-expanding.

Fiona Hughes

Staff Writer

Twitter


Fiona is a 2nd year Film & TV student at The University of York. She is an aspiring filmmaker who is always on the lookout for inclusive films as, let’s face it, they’re still pretty far and few between. Film pretty much consumes her interests. Controversially,  she’s a fan of Amy Schumer and her dog is named after Bella from Twilight.

Paul Kerr

Staff Writer

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Paul is yet to submit a bio.

Paige Kiser

Staff Writer

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Paige Kiser is a culture writer, production artist, and cat lady from the Midwest of the U.S. with a degree in Mass Media. She loves Paul Thomas Anderson films, all things sci-fi, and passionately supporting women and underrepresented voices in media.

Nia Le

Staff Writer

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Nia Le (She/Her) is an aspiring writer from San Diego, California. She is passionate about stories as a form of escapism, which means she’ll watch anything as long as it’s fun (even if it isn’t very good). When she’s not watching TV, she’s probably watching some sort of web series.

Emily Maskell

Staff Writer

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Em (She/Her) is a lover of stories that are ‘full of heart.’ She lives in oversized jumpers and always has a cup of tea nearby. Em enjoys studying films that make her feel all the feelings. Her special talent is being able to recite Bo Burnham’s comedy specials word-for-word.

Rebecca McCafferty

Staff Writer

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Rebecca is yet to provide a bio.

Molly Miles

Staff Writer

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Molly is a film studies student living in London, England. She is passionate about David Lynch, Avant-Garde film and Wallace & Gromit. When she is not watching films she can most likely be found with her cats scrolling through Twitter. 

Ceridwen Millington

Staff Writer

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Ceridwen (She/Her) is an aspiring film critic with a passion for work that brings philosophy to the screen. She loves horror and drama with a darkly existential twist, though has passion for any genres as long as there’s truth on the screen. She’s keen to explore fresh takes on LGBTQ+ and international film, and when she’s not watching or writing she’s hoping to brush up on years of neglected reading.

Jacinda Perez

Staff Writer

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Jacinda’s (She/Her) love for film started with her love of books when she was a little girl, and her passion for writing took her into film criticism. Her favorite genre of film is horror, more specifically comedy-horror, ever since she watched Shaun of the Dead (2004) with her dad at the age of 11. She’s a caffeine buff, with a daily itch for coffee, tea, and sweets that she must scratch.

RaeAnn Quick

Staff Writer

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RaeAnn (She/Her) is an aspiring screenwriter/film critic, hoping to create queer films of her own. She is passionate about representation and film history, which leads her to always be looking for new voices entering the industry (especially those from queer women). When she is not watching movies, however, she can be found writing everything from essays to poetry, painting, thrifting, reading, or creating an egregious number of playlists.

Alyssah Richards

Staff Writer

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Alyssah (She/Her) has been passionate about film for as long as she can remember. She hopes to create content that inspires people, the way great films have inspired her. Alyssah’s genre of choice is psychological thrillers, in light of her recent resolution to “stop being a baby and get over her fears”. In her free time Alyssah enjoys posting film reviews on her Instagram, writing poetry, and figuring out how to turn her film ideas into something she can produce with only $3 to her name.

Shania Russell

Staff Writer

Twitter


Shania is a Bronx born writer and media studies student. Her love of storytelling emerged somewhere between The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Harry Potter. Since then, this passion has evolved from book reports and fanfiction to essays and articles. She is an avid consumer of stories, especially those that feature musical numbers, queer characters and, ideally, both. When not catching up on the latest in film & TV, she can be found in her kitchen—refusing to follow yet another recipe while re-watching Rocketman for the millionth time.

Derek Sharp

Staff Writer

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Derek (He/Him) is a film production student based in Toronto, Canada. He also has a BA in English and Anthropology. He’s currently a staff writer for Flip Screen and Film Inquiry, and has also written for Much Ado About Cinema and The Argosy. He’s interested in inter-generational relationships and horror films. 

Megan Shea

Staff Writer

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Megan (She/Her) is a film and media production student currently living in Chicago with an emphasis on screenwriting and analysis of media. She enjoys geeking out over Star Wars, mythology, and science fiction/fantasy. You can also find her advocating for mental health and disability awareness, reform, and greater levels of representation in media.

Ahmad Sindi

Staff Writer

Twitter


Ahmad is a poster designer and aspiring screenwriter based in the UK and the UAE. His favorite films include mother!, The Witch, Black Swan, Hereditary and Scream. His claim to fame is a DM he got from Ari Aster (who has since left him on read) and his favorite pastime is spending the day in a cold, half-empty movie theater.

Sharmane Tan

Staff Writer

Twitter | Contently


Sharmane (She/They) is a film journalist based in Singapore. She has written for publications like Girls on Tops, Into the Fold, and Screen Queens. She’s interested in queer and lesbian studies. When they’re not writing, they’re most definitely crying over Gentleman Jack.

Joel Whitaker

Staff Writer

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Joel (He/Him/She/Her) is an independent curator from Merseyside and based in London. He is a graduate from the NFTS, and loves melodrama, documentary, and anything digital and creepy. Can often be found retelling Alexei Sayle jokes

Ryder Dunagan

Staff Writer

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Ryder is yet to submit a bio.