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OUR CONTRIBUTORS
CHARLIE DAVID PAGE
SWITCH Editor / SWITCHCast Host

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 with Sunday Night on the Seven Network, 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
Lockdown and Catch Up - The best futuristic films streaming right now
Lockdown and Catch Up
The best futuristic films streaming right now
Lockdown and Catch Up - The best sports films streaming right now
Lockdown and Catch Up
The best sports films streaming right now
Lockdown and Catch Up - The best foodie films streaming right now
Lockdown and Catch Up
The best foodie films streaming right now
JESS FENTON
SWITCH Contributor

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' LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
La Dolce Vita - Not as sweet as you'd think 60 years on
La Dolce Vita
Not as sweet as you'd think 60 years on
The Current War - Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
The Current War
Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
★★
Guns Akimbo - Just like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
Guns Akimbo
Just like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
★★
DANIEL LAMMIN
SWITCH Contributor / Ink & Paint Host

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
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan - Xavier Dolan's flawed but fascinating English-language debut
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
Xavier Dolan's flawed but fascinating English-language debut
★★★
Little Women - Greta Gerwig touches the sublime with another American masterpiece
Little Women
Greta Gerwig touches the sublime with another American masterpiece
★★★★★
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - A new American classic and a quiet miracle we so desperately need
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
A new American classic and a quiet miracle we so desperately need
★★★★
BRENT DAVIDSON
SWITCH Contributor

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 Big Trip - Should have stayed at home
The Big Trip
Should have stayed at home
The Queen's Corgi - Barking up the wrong tree
The Queen's Corgi
Barking up the wrong tree
The Professor and the Madman - Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
The Professor and the Madman
Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
★★
JAKE WATT
SWITCH Contributor

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
25 Free-to-Watch Short Horror Films - The scariest shorts we uncovered online
25 Free-to-Watch Short Horror Films
The scariest shorts we uncovered online
Angelfish - A slight but sweet romance
Angelfish
A slight but sweet romance
★★★
Non-Fiction - Literature, laughs and lewd liaisons
Non-Fiction
Literature, laughs and lewd liaisons
★★★★
ASHLEY TERESA
SWITCH Contributor

Ashley is a Melbourne-based uni student. She may have a degree in neuroscience but you can catch her at a cinema the moment class is over (or even between classes!). A life-long lover of film, she recently started putting finger to keyboard to start reviewing films she loves and sharing her thoughts with the world.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Tame Impala, Taylor Swift, Radiohead
TOP 3 MOVIES: La La Land, Whiplash, First Man (Damien Chazelle is my one true love)
BEST CONCERT: Tame Impala at Laneway 2017
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Seeing 'Anastasia' with my cousins and hiding under my chair during the frightening Rasputin scenes.

ashley@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/AshMatxx
www.instagram.com/AshMatxx

ASHLEY'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
The Lodge - An insult to the horror movie genre
The Lodge
An insult to the horror movie genre
The miraculous rise of Saoirse Ronan - Ranking the actress’ best performances on her birthday
The miraculous rise of Saoirse Ronan
Ranking the actress’ best performances on her birthday
Kristen Stewart: From 'Twilight' to Arthouse - Celebrating a career as unique as the actress herself
Kristen Stewart: From 'Twilight' to Arthouse
Celebrating a career as unique as the actress herself
CHRIS DOS SANTOS
SWITCH Contributor

Ever since he popped in 'The Lion King' VHS, Chris has been infatuated with film. He has a Bachelor in Film and Television, and is currently a manger at Greater Union. Chris practically lives at the cinema; whenever he is working, he is there watching the latest films - good, bad and everything in between.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, The Cast of High School Musical
TOP 3 MOVIES: Titanic, Gone Girl, Love, Simon
BEST CONCERT: Adele at ANZ Stadium
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Having to watch 'Bambi' whenever I couldn't sleep or was crying as an infant.

chris@maketheswitch.com.au
www.instagram.com/Chris_DosSantos

CHRIS' LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Trolls World Tour - Poppy and the gang are back - and rocking harder than ever
Trolls World Tour
Poppy and the gang are back - and rocking harder than ever
★★★
Greed - Mockumentary misses both comedy and social commentary beats
Greed
Mockumentary misses both comedy and social commentary beats
★★
Fairytale - Italian queer drag film goes for a quirky approach
Fairytale
Italian queer drag film goes for a quirky approach
★★★
LILY MEEK
SWITCH Contributor

Lily is studying a Bachelor of Film and Television Production. When she isn’t on the set of a film, it’s highly likely she’s watching one. After five international moves in her formative years, Lily’s love of film and cinema grew out of an appreciation for an art form that remained constant and impactful through every changing season of life.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Gang of Youths, The Oh Hellos, Bon Iver
TOP 3 MOVIES: The Princess Bride, La La Land, About Time
BEST CONCERT: Gang of Youths at Sydney's Enmore Theatre
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Watching ‘Bug’s Bunny: Whacky Wabbit’ on VHS at my Nan’s house, eating Apple Turnovers and drinking Sarsaparilla.

lily@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/LilyGraceMeek
www.instagram.com/LilyGraceMeek

LILY'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Happy Birthday, Sir Ian McKellen - Celebrating a true free spirit
Happy Birthday, Sir Ian McKellen
Celebrating a true free spirit
The rise of Robert Pattinson - Happy birthday to the star, from 'Twilight' to 'The Lighthouse'
The rise of Robert Pattinson
Happy birthday to the star, from 'Twilight' to 'The Lighthouse'
Pretty Woman - 30 years since the classic rom-com brightened our hearts
Pretty Woman
30 years since the classic rom-com brightened our hearts
JOEL KALKOPF
SWITCH Contributor

Born and raised in Melbourne, Joel completed his studies in Entrepreneurship at RMIT (yes it’s a real degree!). Although currently working in the property industry, films are where his heart is and always has been. His parents educated him from a young age with 'The Sound of Music', 'Oliver!', 'Fiddler on the Roof' and the like, and ever since his passion for movies has continued to grow. He's just started in the reviewing game because whilst art is subjective, he believes his opinions are right and should be shared.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Alan Menken
TOP 3 MOVIES: Inglorious Basterds, The Life of Brian, Singing In The Rain
BEST CONCERT: Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto Tour, Melbourne
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: I think it was my very first trip to the cinema to see Muppet Treasure Island. To this day, an underrated all time classic that makes me laugh every time.

joel@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/Joel_Kal

JOEL'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Wes Anderson, ranked - Celebrating a modern-day auteur
Wes Anderson, ranked
Celebrating a modern-day auteur
Kick-Ass 10-Year Anniversary - The love letter to superheroes that changed everything
Kick-Ass 10-Year Anniversary
The love letter to superheroes that changed everything
Notre Dame - Offbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
Notre Dame
Offbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
★★★
ALEX AMSTER
Ink & Paint Producer

Film enthusiast and ex-cinema worker. Little bit obsessed with analog formats. Bringing you fine podcasts on 2-inch tape!

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Paul, Ringo, George. Not John.
TOP 3 MOVIES: The Godfather, Perfect Blue, Dr Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
BEST CONCERT: The Flaming Lips at the Palace Theatre, 2011
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Pokemon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

www.twitter.com/AlexanderAmster
www.instagram.com/AlexAmster

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