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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 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
Academy Awards 2020 - And the nominees are...
Academy Awards 2020
And the nominees are...
Perth Festival 2020 - The reviews
Perth Festival 2020
The reviews
The Best of the Decade - Celebrating the top films from 2010 to 2019
The Best of the Decade
Celebrating the top films from 2010 to 2019
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' LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Bad Boys For Life - Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
Bad Boys For Life
Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
★★
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
★★★
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
★★★★★
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
Gone with the Wind - Wrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
Gone with the Wind
Wrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
The Aeronauts - A thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
The Aeronauts
A thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
★★★★
Les Misérables - A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
Les Misérables
A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
★★★★
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 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
★★
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Still shagadelic 20 years on
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Still shagadelic 20 years on
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
Underwater - A solid subaquatic monster mash
Underwater
A solid subaquatic monster mash
★★★
Meeting Gorbachev - Chatting with a man who changed the world
Meeting Gorbachev
Chatting with a man who changed the world
★★★★
Daniel Isn't Real - Smart and sinister psychological horror
Daniel Isn't Real
Smart and sinister psychological horror
★★★
ASHLEY TERESA
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 Peanut Butter Falcon - Wholesome and heartfelt
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Wholesome and heartfelt
★★★★
The Truth - A well-intentioned trip down a well-worn path
The Truth
A well-intentioned trip down a well-worn path
★★
Love, Antosha - A star taken too soon
Love, Antosha
A star taken too soon
★★★★
CHRIS DOS SANTOS
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
Seberg - 1960s race biopic misses mark but delivers captivating performances
Seberg
1960s race biopic misses mark but delivers captivating performances
★★★
The Gentlemen - Underwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
The Gentlemen
Underwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
★★★
Cats - No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
Cats
No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
LILY MEEK
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
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
Romantic Road
Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
★★★★
The Biggest Little Farm - A documentary with lessons on sustainable farming and family
The Biggest Little Farm
A documentary with lessons on sustainable farming and family
★★★★
Jumanji: The Next Level - Adventure sequel is serious family fun
Jumanji: The Next Level
Adventure sequel is serious family fun
★★
JOEL KALKOPF
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
A Guide to Second Date Sex - A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
A Guide to Second Date Sex
A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
★★★
Finding Farideh - An emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
Finding Farideh
An emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
★★★★
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