Rachel Bellwoar is a recent graduate of Arcadia University and a major fan of television. Currently writing as a contributor for Flickering Myth and That’s Not Current, if she could only bring three shows to a desert island (assuming that island had solar-powered portable DVD players) they would be Veronica Mars, Shameless and Queer as Folk: UK.
Belinda Glynn is a doctoral candidate at Monash University. She is interested in how female stars operated as figures of power and negotiation in classical Hollywood and spends much too much time watching black and white movies in the name of research.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a film critic on Triple R and a co-editor of Senses of Cinema. She is a winner of the 2016 Australian Film Critics Award for the Best Review of an Individual Australian Film, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology. She has written four books on the intersection of gender, genre and violence, most recently Ms. 45 (Cultographies series, Columbia University Press, 2017) and Suspiria (Devils Advocates series, Auteur, 2015).
Michelle Holden has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado. She is currently a librarian who facilitates public programing for people interested in having conversations about movies. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter.
Christian B. Long lives in Brisbane, where he works at Queensland University of Technology and is an honorary fellow at University of Queensland. He is the author of articles in Post45, Senses of Cinema, and Canadian Review of American Studies. He is the co-editor of Film and the American Presidency (Routledge) and the author of the forthcoming The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema, 1960-2000 (Intellect).
Robert Mills is a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge’s Screen Media & Culture's master’s programme where he worked on a thesis titled "The Politics of Violence in the Queer Cinema of Gregg Araki." His research interests include: the intersection of film and activism, queer theory and cinema, postcolonial cinema, and the history of European art cinema.
Whitney Monaghan is an Assistant Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University. Her background is in screen, media and cultural studies and her research examines the representation of gender, queer and youth identities, digital culture, and new forms of screen media. She is the author of Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not 'Just a Phase'(Palgrave, 2016).
Ruth Richards is a freelance critic based in Melbourne, contributing to www.ReelGood.com.au and Ramona Magazine for Girls. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours) at RMIT, writing on animation and the uncanny. She is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT, where her research is focused on animation theory and feminist philosophy.
David Verdeure is an audiovisual producer and director of commercials and corporate videos. He is also a film scholar teaching film analysis and film criticism, and runs the website www.filmscalpel.com which curates and produces audiovisual essays.
Kate Warren researches and teaches in Art History at Monash University, where she recently received her PhD. Her current research focuses on cross-overs within contemporary film, video, moving image and photographic practices. She was previously a curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, and she writes regularly about contemporary art and cinema, including in publications such as Discipline, Persona Studies, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Metro and Le Magazine (Jeu de Paume, Paris).