Dominic Hastings (Aug 2018 – Present)
Based in Manchester (UK), Dominic is an MA Media Production student and self-proclaiming ‘expert’ of film – his area of expertise lies within the independent and mainstream action cinemas between the 1970s and early 2000s. Action aside, Dominic takes great pride in the likes of ‘American Psycho’, ‘BASEketball’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ too, often mirroring the musical tastes of Patrick Bateman. Outside of film, Dominic can often be found at Old Trafford or in YO! Sushi with his partner for their anniversary.
You can follow Dominic on Twitter @ThisIsTheDom
Ryan Hollinger (Sept 2017 – Present)
Ryan is a Design & Animation graduate from Ulster University with an extensive background in commercial media and film production. Starting independently as a video producer and editor, Ryan has worked in game design, animation and live event coordination while continuing to grow his own show Screen Smart, a retrospective video series that critically explores his favourite entertainment, to 100k+ subscribers and 8.8+ million views total. When not doing that, he’s a local and international dodgeball player just for fun.
You can follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanHollinger
Joseph McFarlane (Sept 2017 – Present)
At the age of 21, Joe finished his film studies bachelor with a first class honor. He is currently located in Norway where he lives with his partner and intends to pursue his career in film & TV journalism. The aim of Joe’s work is reflected in his writing – through his interest for audience interpretation, combined with his laid back personality and wit, he engages with the reader as an audience member to offer informative yet entertaining content with a personal, honest twist. His passion for film and natural vocal skills (usually at a pub, accompanied by a trusty pint of Guinness, or two) characterize Joe’s body of work, developing his own interpretations and analysis with new fresh ideas to leave for his readers and anybody who wishes to listen.
You can follow Joseph on Twitter @JoeFilmJourno
Lee McMonagle (Sept 2017 – Present)
Lee is an avid movie – goer and self – confessed film geek from Glasgow, Scotland. Lee discovered his love for the world of film at a young age, but this soon turned into a full – time obsession while he was studying at university. Rather than doing things that would be expected of a normal student, like, you know, attending lectures, Lee could usually be found spending all day in the nearby cinema watching as many movies as possible without attracting the attention of the university attendance board. His favourite movies include ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘The Departed’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Catch Me if You Can’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, really… just anything with Tom Hanks in it. In fact, Lee’s proudest moment in life came when he met Tom Hanks and, miraculously, did not immediately combust. Check out his movie musings over at his YouTube channel WeegieMovies.
You can follow Lee on Twitter @yourpallee
Jimmy Sherwood (Sept 2017 – Present)
Jimmy is a 21 year old voice-actor, scriptwriter and producer from Wales, U.K. He has recently graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television. Within recent years, he has been a business owner, photographer, video editor and cinematographer to name but a few endeavours. His favourite films include a lot of classic 80’s feel-good movies such as ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Stand By Me’. He also enjoys a lot of animated shows, both Western and Japanese, whilst also finding himself getting lost in various television shows, the genres of which depend on his mood at the time. Aside from writing reviews, you can find Jimmy lending his voice to small indie games, as well as various types of content all across the Internet.
You can follow Jimmy on Twitter @Jimmy_Sherwood
Jake Young (May 2018 – Dec 2019)
Graduating in Film and Television, Jake is a self-confessed cinema obsessive. This 21-year-old from Wales, UK is a contributing writer for a local magazine and trying to find his way through the big bad world. Seeking to share his opinions in a way that general audience members and the more insightful cinema goers can get something out of, he has started his own blog for movie musings; Middle Man Movies. He has always found it very difficult to pin down favourite films but he clarifies that he would watch almost anything intended for film. From the works of Jan Svankmajer to Orson Welles to Michael Bay, it is all on his radar. However, some filmmakers he has a fondness for are Kubrick, Tarantino, David Lean and one of his favourite cinematic quotes of all time is the ‘tears in rain’ speech.
You can follow Jake on twitter @youngjake_
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