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OUR CONTRIBUTORS
CHARLIE DAVID PAGE
With a lifelong fascination for film and TV, Charlie studied at Charles Sturt University and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) before beginning a career at Channel Nine, where he worked as a producer for ten years. He is currently employed as the Content Curator for Minor Hotels, and runs the production company, Midnight Productions.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Sufjan Stevens, fun., Sarah Blasko
TOP 3 MOVIES: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Almost Famous, Donnie Darko
BEST CONCERT: Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House - 2011 (twice)
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Either watching Milo and Otis or ET at a friend's house.

charlie@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/charlie_david
www.instagram.com/charlesdavidpage

CHARLIE'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Menashe - A man torn between family and community
Menashe
A man torn between family and community
★★★
Academy Award nominees 2018 - The big reveal of this year's Oscar contenders
Academy Award nominees 2018
The big reveal of this year's Oscar contenders
Pitch Perfect 3 - Are the Bellas still aca-awesome?
Pitch Perfect 3
Are the Bellas still aca-awesome?
★★★
JESS FENTON
Working in the television industry for 10 years and growing up in it for 20 years before that, this path was inevitable. An AFTRS alum with two Graduate Certificates under her belt, Jess is the definition of a movie buff and after torturing her friends with her opinions for years, they're now out there for public consumption. By day, Jess is an employee at Channel 9 travelling the country and the globe working on the Today Show, News, NRL, The Footy Show and the 2012 London Olympics, among others, but by night she's either hauled up inside a cinema (her home away from home) or rubbing shoulders with movie stars and movie makers on red carpets.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Sam Cooke
TOP 3 MOVIES: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stranger Than Fiction, Juno
BEST CONCERT: Peter Gabriel in Verona, Italy - 2010
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: When I was 5 I was with my family sitting front row at a screening of Dirty Dancing facing the audience. I turned around once the movie started and suddenly felt overwhelmed with the desire to be up there on that screen.

jessica@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/MissJess_SWITCH
www.instagram.com/MissJess_SWITCH

JESS'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Finding Your Feet - The comedy that's not a comedy
Finding Your Feet
The comedy that's not a comedy
★★
In The Fade - Vigilante justice
In The Fade
Vigilante justice
★★★
Fifty Shades Freed - One last O - as in OMG this is bad
Fifty Shades Freed
One last O - as in OMG this is bad
★★
DANIEL LAMMIN
Daniel Lammin has worked extensively as a theatre director, playwright and actor, and his passion for storytelling recently led to him graduating from the post-graduate Directing course at NIDA (2011). His very candid approach to film critiquing comes from his high standards in all creative pursuits, and love of movies from an early age.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: David Ford, Bob Dylan, Death Cab For Cutie
TOP 3 MOVIES: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Zodiac
BEST CONCERT: London Symphony Orchestra with Jean-Yves Thibaudet - 2010
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Seeing 'The Neverending Story' recorded from the TV onto a VHS when I was 3 or 4.

daniel@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/DanielLammin
www.instagram.com/dlammin

DANIEL'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Game Night - A gleefully inventive checkmate comedy caper
Game Night
A gleefully inventive checkmate comedy caper
★★★★
Goodbye Christopher Robin - A fascinating story that stumbles in the telling
Goodbye Christopher Robin
A fascinating story that stumbles in the telling
★★
Genius: The Complete First Season - A fascinating portrait of Albert Einstein on DVD
Genius: The Complete First Season
A fascinating portrait of Albert Einstein on DVD
★★★
BRENT DAVIDSON
Whilst undertaking his Bachelor of Digital Media, Brent became actively involved the arts industry, leading to a pursuit of producing and directing theatre and launching his company Twelfth House Productions. Recently he has turned to writing, where he draws from an early and long exposure and passion for the performing arts.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Janelle Monae, Cosmo Jarvis, Dimitri Shostakovich
TOP 3 MOVIES: The Fall, East Of Eden, The Mummy (the Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz version)
BEST CONCERT: Alt-J's 2014 Emore Theatre show
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Being absolutely petrified by the cave of wonders in Aladdin and having to spend the rest of the film on my mother's lap.

brent@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/brentcdavidson
www.instagram.com/brentwent

BRENT'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
The Party - One decadent evening
The Party
One decadent evening
★★★★★
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Dead end
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Dead end
★★
Mary And The Witch's Flower - More magic required
Mary And The Witch's Flower
More magic required
★★
JAKE WATT
Jake has a background in journalism but, after some time working at a newspaper on NSW's Central Coast, he relocated from Newcastle to Sydney and segued into marketing and content roles. A lifelong pop culture fan, rumor has it that he sleeps on a giant treasure trove of books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and comics.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: PJ Harvey, Beastie Boys, Madlib
TOP 3 MOVIES: Strangers On A Train, Hangin' With The Homeboys, Aliens
BEST CONCERT: The National at the Sydney Opera House in 2014
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Being terrified by the prologue of Ralph Bakshi's animated film, The Lord of the Rings (1978). The music, the voiceover and the live-action silhouettes against a blood-red backdrop were four minutes of pure nightmare fuel for an overly imaginative child.

jake@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/JakeChatty

JAKE'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
2:22 - Mind-bending metaphysical mumbo-jumbo
2:22
Mind-bending metaphysical mumbo-jumbo
Black Panther - More of a purr than a bold roar
Black Panther
More of a purr than a bold roar
★★★
On the trail of the Panther - Six films to watch before Marvel's 'Black Panther'
On the trail of the Panther
Six films to watch before Marvel's 'Black Panther'
CHRIS EDWARDS
Chris is a young Melbourne-based theatre maker, recently graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. When he’s not writing, directing, performing - or struggling to write about himself in the third person - he’s successfully procrastinating away all of those things by indulging in his one great love – the cinema.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Adele, Sufjan Stevens, Lianne La Havas
TOP 3 MOVIES: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Rear Window, Singin' in the Rain
BEST CONCERT: Florence and the Machine, Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 2015
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Either begging my parents to put on the 'Titanic' VHS that I'd been dying to see, or losing my tiny mind at the end credits of the Modern Cinematic Masterpiece that was 'Spice World: The Movie'.

chris@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/ChrisCEdwards
www.instagram.com/_ChrisEdwards

CHRIS'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Molly's Game - Chastain's the drawcard in an average directorial debut
Molly's Game
Chastain's the drawcard in an average directorial debut
★★★
The Post - Streep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman
The Post
Streep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman
★★★★
Paddington 2 - Trust and bear-lieve, it’s a paw-fect sequel
Paddington 2
Trust and bear-lieve, it’s a paw-fect sequel
★★★★★
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