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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
Melbourne International Film Festival 2022 - The reviews
Melbourne International Film Festival 2022
The reviews
Hide and Seek - Much more than a game in the back streets of Naples
Hide and Seek
Much more than a game in the back streets of Naples
★★★★
Sydney Film Festival 2022 - Festival Director Nashen Moodley reveals this year's line-up
Sydney Film Festival 2022
Festival Director Nashen Moodley reveals this year's line-up
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
Encino Man - Pauly Shore - A love affair of 30 years
Encino Man
Pauly Shore - A love affair of 30 years
The Lost Leonardo - <i>Never</i> let the truth get in the way of a good story
The Lost Leonardo
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
★★★★
The Worst Person In The World - A Norwegian '500 Days of Summer'
The Worst Person In The World
A Norwegian '500 Days of Summer'
★★★★★
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
Utama - Holding onto hope at the end of the world
Utama
Holding onto hope at the end of the world
★★★★
Nope - Jordan Peele reaches for the stars with his glorious third feature
Nope
Jordan Peele reaches for the stars with his glorious third feature
★★★★
The Humans - Family is the true horror in this handsome stage-to-screen adaptation
The Humans
Family is the true horror in this handsome stage-to-screen adaptation
★★★
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
Lonesome - Small-town boy in a big arcade
Lonesome
Small-town boy in a big arcade
★★★
CODA - Raise your hands in joy
CODA
Raise your hands in joy
★★★★
Mortal Kombat - Ready? Fight!
Mortal Kombat
Ready? Fight!
★★
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
Goddamned Asura - Searching for connection in Taiwan
Goddamned Asura
Searching for connection in Taiwan
★★★
Flux Gourmet - A delicious mix of the strange and hilarious
Flux Gourmet
A delicious mix of the strange and hilarious
★★★★
Press Play - A tuneful romance
Press Play
A tuneful romance
★★★
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
Funny Pages - A phenomenally grimy, goofy debut
Funny Pages
A phenomenally grimy, goofy debut
★★★★
Dual - High concept, high laughs
Dual
High concept, high laughs
★★★
Broker - Chosen family
Broker
Chosen family
★★★
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

CHRISDSDS'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero - Another blast in the Dragon Ball canon
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Another blast in the Dragon Ball canon
★★★
Seriously Red - This Dolly Parton impersonation film is not a way to make a living
Seriously Red
This Dolly Parton impersonation film is not a way to make a living
★★★
Bullet Train - All aboard! This Pitt action film is your perfect new popcorn flick
Bullet Train
All aboard! This Pitt action film is your perfect new popcorn flick
★★★
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
The French Dispatch - Thank god Wes Anderson doesn't write my local paper...
The French Dispatch
Thank god Wes Anderson doesn't write my local paper...
★★★
Titane - Sex, cars and madness
Titane
Sex, cars and madness
★★★★
Breakfast at Tiffany's 60th Anniversary - The daring, darling Holly Golightly lives on
Breakfast at Tiffany's 60th Anniversary
The daring, darling Holly Golightly lives on
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
Brian and Charles - The perfect companion to fill that robot-shaped hole in your life
Brian and Charles
The perfect companion to fill that robot-shaped hole in your life
★★★★
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande - Sex positive and positively charming
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Sex positive and positively charming
★★★★
Official Competition - Stars collide in the name of art
Official Competition
Stars collide in the name of art
★★★★
CONNOR DALTON
SWITCH Contributor

After watching 'The Social Network' in the dead of night, cinema has been ever-present for Connor. In the following years, he obtained a Bachelor's degree in film and television. Working as a camera operator, he’s travelled far and wide across the state filming soccer and rugby competitions.

Recently, he’s been navigating a career in reality television, working on programs such as 'Married at First Sight', 'Big Brother', 'Australian Survivor', and 'The Voice', among others. But above all, he waits patiently for the next DC Comics film, hoping for its success.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Michael Jackson, John Mayer, The Beatles
TOP 3 MOVIES: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Psycho
BEST CONCERT: The 1975 at the Hordern Pavilion in 2016
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Being utterly entranced by the 1998 masterpiece ‘Toot Toot’ starring the Wiggles

connor@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/TheConnorDalton
www.instagram.com/ConnorDaltonn

CONNOR'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Sundown - The heat is on
Sundown
The heat is on
★★★★
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Nicolas Cage in the role of a lifetime
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage in the role of a lifetime
★★★
Everything Everywhere All At Once - Out of this universe
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Out of this universe
★★★★
LIZ LENE
SWITCH Contributor / Social Media Video Editor

Liz is a Southeast Asian creative passionate about telling stories. With her love of film and in search of yet another artistic hobby to add to her ever-growing list (hand-lettering, creative writing...) she decided to teach herself video editing during the pandemic lockdown. She quickly fell in love and is now currently pursuing a Bachelor of Media Arts and Production. Liz is interested in everything design, pop culture, and film.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Jon Bellion, COIN, IDKHOW
TOP 3 MOVIES: Into the Spiderverse, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Bad Genius
BEST CONCERT: SUPERBLOOM (at the Live Dream) by MisterWives
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Being absolutely enamoured by Bolt (2008)

liz@maketheswitch.com.au
www.twitter.com/FilmJDW
www.instagram.com/FilmJDW

LIZ'S LATEST STORIESMORE STORIES
Yuni - A heartbreaking and honest Indonesian coming-of-age story
Yuni
A heartbreaking and honest Indonesian coming-of-age story
★★★★
The Phantom of the Open - Who knew golf was this riveting?
The Phantom of the Open
Who knew golf was this riveting?
★★★★
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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