• Anna Tatelman

    Anna Tatelman

    Anna Tatelman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. Her plays have previously been produced or are forthcoming at theatre organizations such as the the Mid-America Theatre Conference, Centerstage Theatre, and Intramural Theatre. Anna’s fiction and non-fiction writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Drunk Monkeys, The Bookends Review’s online magazine and Best of 2017 printed anthology, The Gallatin Review, and GLASS Quarterly Magazine. When not posing as the female reincarnation of Tennessee Williams, Anna can usually be found overdosing on caffeine, befriending feral cats, and/or eating ice cream.

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  • Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor is currently an English Major at UBCO, specifically focusing on the later poetry of John Milton. He has been accepted to the UVic MA program under the supervision of Dr. Gary Kuchar. He is currently working on a project that will situate Milton within the Western philosophical tradition of modern liberalism. He has been published in various newspapers across British Columbia as well as in OCular: A Student Anthology (2013) and Papershell (2015).

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  • Benjamin R.  Taylor

    Benjamin R.  Taylor

    Benjamin R. Taylor is a filmmaker working in experimental and documentary forms. His work focusses on geography, architecture, nature and spirituality. His films have been presented in various festivals and galleries here and there. He is also programmer of the monthly screening series VISIONS in Montréal and founder of the curatorial cooperative la lumière collective.

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  • Sakhi Thirani

    Sakhi Thirani

    Sakhi Thirani (she/her) is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi and she is based out of India. Her interests include Indian indie films and she has previously written a critical film analysis for the Certified Forgotten platform. She wants to engage with and contribute to the sphere of cinematic writings as, for her, the activity of perceiving film has never been a passive experience.

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  • Randy Thom

    Randy Thom works as a Film Sound Designer. His credits include: Wild At Heart (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1996), Mars Attacks (1996), The Incredibles (2004), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and The Simpsons Movie (2007).

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  • Éloïse  Thompson-Tremblay

    Éloïse Thompson-Tremblay

    Éloïse Thompson-Tremblay is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Art History and Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. Her primary interests revolve around British and American cinema of the 1940s and 1950s, particularly as it pertains to representation of women as well as the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. In the fall of 2018, she will continue her studies at New York University to obtain an M.A. in Cinema Studies.

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  • Donato Totaro

    Donato Totaro

    Donato Totaro has been the editor of the online film journal Offscreen since its inception in 1997. Totaro received his PhD in Film & Television from the University of Warwick (UK), is a part-time professor in Film Studies at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and a longstanding member of AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma).

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  • Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson

    Jon Towlson is a film critic and the author of THE TURN TO GRUESOMENESS IN AMERICAN HORROR FILMS, 1931-1936 (McFarland, 2016), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (CONSTELLATIONS), (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2016) and SUBVERSIVE HORROR CINEMA: COUNTERCULTURAL MESSAGES OF FILMS FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO THE PRESENT (McFarland, 2014). He is a regular contributor to STARBURST MAGAZINE, and has also written for the BFI, Paracinema, Exquisite Terror, Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, Shadowland Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal and Digital Film-Maker Magazine. He lives in the UK.

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  • Rick Trembles

    Rick Trembles

    Rick Trembles is a Montreal-based illustrator, post-underground cartoonist, writer, filmmaker, & musician. He’s written for Fangoria & Comic Book Creator. Two books of his Motion Picture Purgatory film review comix have been published by the UK’s FAB Press. His illustrated Mini Motion Picture Purgatory series appeared monthly at for 10 years. His comix have been published in internationally distributed books, periodicals & anthologies such as Robert Crumb’s “Weirdo,” Russ Kick’s “The Graphic Canon,” Darius James’ “That’s Blaxploitation,” Thomas Waugh’s “Montreal Main,” Fantagraphics Books’ “Pictopia,” Kier-La Janisse’s Spectacular Optical “Satanic Panic,” & France’s “Hopital Brut” For Le Dernier Cri. His award winning animated film Goopy Spasms has toured the festival circuit globally & he continues to create cartoon shorts. He’s been a singer-guitarist for post-punk band the American Devices since 1980. He frequently archives his work at his website (linked). Collections of his autobiographical comix called “Represented Immobilized” & “The Rick Trembles Weakly Dispatch” are available from Conundrum Press. (photo credit, Johanna Heldebro)

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  • Divy Tripathi

    Divy Tripathi

    Divy Tripathi is an independent journalist and writer from India. He writes on cinema and the game of cricket. His cinema-related writings have been published in MUBI’s Notebook, Spaghetti Western Database, The Quint, Firstpost among others. In the field of cricket, his works have been published in Wisden India, ICC, Cricket Web among others. Besides, he also dabbles in fiction and his short stories have been published in Indian Periodical and Active Muse.

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  • Maude Trottier

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  • Fahad Usmani

    Waqar Ahmed Fahad is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of English and Communication Studies at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. His research is focused on the stereotypical representations of Muslim Minority Community in mainstream Indian ( Hindi) Cinema. Ahmed has received his Post Graduation in Media Governance from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, and is presently working as Research Associate cum Special officer to CEO, Prasar Bharati (India’s Public Service Broadcaster). In the past, he taught Journalism & Media courses at the University of Delhi, India. He had also served in a several media houses before joining the Broadcasting Industry.

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  • Alireza Vahdani

    Alireza Vahdani lives in Oxford, UK. He holds a M.A in Popular Cinema and, a B.A in Film Studies/ Communication, Media, and Culture from Oxford Brookes University. He is an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His research interests are Japanese period drama films, Italian popular cinema, classic American Westerns, and English linguistic.

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  • Kristof Van Den Troost

    Kristof Van Den Troost

    Kristof Van den Troost is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). A graduate of the Department of Sinology at the University of Leuven (Belgium), Kristof in 2011 received his PhD in Chinese Studies from CUHK. Specialized in Chinese-language cinemas, he has written on the history of film censorship in Hong Kong, and on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese genre cinema. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the history of the Hong Kong crime film, from the post-war years to the present.

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  • Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi

    Roxanne Varzi is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She was born in Iran to an American mother and Iranian father and migrated with her family to the U.S shortly after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Dr. Varzi first returned to Iran in 1991 while on a year abroad at the American University in Cairo. When she graduated from the American University in Washington D.C in 1993, she returned to Iran for a year to live with her uncle’s family in Tehran. In 1995 she began graduate school in Persian Literature before deciding to study Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City. In 2000 she was awarded the first Fullbright for research in Iran since the Iranian Revolution. She completed her PhD in 2002 and was awarded a two year Woodrow Wilson fellowship that gave her a post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship at New York University’s International Center for Advanced Studies. In 2005 Dr. Varzi became the youngest senior Iranian visiting Fellow to St Antony’s College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom and was at the same time a member of the faculty of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her publications include Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran (Duke University Press, 2006). Her first film, Plastic flowers Never Die, an experimental documentary about mourning the Iran-Iraq war was completed in 2009 and is distributed through In 2008 she was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, (Institute for Advanced Sciences/Studies) and guest fellow also at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Center for Culture and Literature) where she began work on another book project about theater, art and performance from Iran in Berlin. She is also a writer of popular essays and fiction.

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  • Christopher Venner

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  • Michael Vesia

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  • Kerstin Vogel

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  • Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper

    Amy Jane Vosper is a Ph.D. candidate at Trent University. Graduating with both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, Vosper began her M.A. in Film Studies at Carleton University with the intention of combining empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of spectatorship and the social construction of fear. Vosper is a regular academic guest-lecturer, a frequent contributor to Ottawa Horror and she has sat on panel discussions of horror, academia, gender and genre. She is currently co-authoring a book entitled, Encyclopedia Monstrosica: Representations of Monstrosity in Popular Culture. Her research has origins in her own experiences of fan culture and the under-representation of female horror fans. Currently, her work is focusing on female filmmakers and the independent, Canadian film industry.

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  • Paul W. Salmon

    Paul Salmon is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph and in the Media Studies Program at the University of Guelph-Humber. He has taught a wide variety of film studies courses, including introductory film courses, courses on American, British, Canadian and Contemporary cinema, Documentary Film and Television, and Pulp Fiction and Film. His publications include entries for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, an article on Hanif Kureishi, film reviews of works by such directors as Spike Lee, Federico Fellini, and Stephen Frears, and the article “ ‘The People Will Think…What I Tell Them to Think’: Orson Welles and the Trailer for Citizen Kane in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies (15.2, Fall 2006).

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