SWITCH loves film. From big blockbusters to tiny indie arthouse flicks, we are on a quest to discover the best movies that the world has to offer. We want to share our discoveries and make sure the world knows about quality cinema.
SWITCH loves music. From the freshest bands to the world’s biggest superstars, we want to find the best songs. We sift through all the noise to find a soundbite we can’t get out of our heads. We want to help choose the soundtrack to your life.
CHARLIE DAVID PAGE
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 currently works 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 childhood memory of a film: Either watching Milo and Otis or ET at a friend's house.
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 childhood 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.
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 childhood memory of a film: Seeing 'The Neverending Story' recorded from the TV onto a VHS when I was 3 or 4.
James is an aspiring young actor and music enthusiast. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012 and spent 2014 training at Melbourne's Howard Fine Acting Studio. James is an avid vinyl collector with a taste for old school horror films, the Stones and classic Bond novels.
Top 3 artists: David Bowie, Radiohead, Kirin J Callinan Top 3 movies: Inglorious Basterds, The Departed, Halloween Best concert: Radiohead, Rod Laver Arena - 2012 First childhood memory of a film: Fleeing the room whenever the Tyrannosaurus appeared in 'The Land Before Time'.
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 childhood 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.
Kate is a country girl who has lived in a few places but is now based in Sydney. By day she attempts to inspire learning in younger generations, and by night she writes reviews for SWITCH. A childhood love for the magic of the movies and a passion for science and a good story make her our resident sci-fi nerd.
Top 3 artists: Rob Dougan, Birdy, Jewel Top 3 movies: Jurassic Park, Serenity, The Road to El Dorado Best concert: Powderfinger's farewell tour at Tamworth First childhood memory of a film: Either seeing 'The Lion King' in the town hall (before we had such things as cinemas in town), or the face-melt scene from 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'.
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 childhood 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.