Film Team

Ali MacGregor

Editor

Email: ali.macgregor@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ali MacGregor is a recent graduate of Curtin University in Western Australia, having completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Literary & Cultural Studies, and Screen Arts. She has worked as a copyeditor for the non-for-profit magazine Colosoul, and has just completed an internship with the publishing company Margaret River Press.

Meg Hill

Deputy-Editor

Email: meg.hill@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Journalism Student at Monash- Intern at CBD News, Docklands News, Southbank Local News

Vivienne Glance

Contributor

Email: vivienne.glance@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Vivienne Glance is a playwright, poet, performer and scholar. Her plays have been produced in Australia and overseas, and have been showcased at The International Playwriting Festival in London. Other plays have won prizes or been shortlisted in competitions. Vivienne works with Sudanese writer, Afeif Ismail, co-transcreating his plays into English, including the AWGIE nominated, The African Magician. Vivienne's poetry has appeared in literary journals and anthologies and she has won places and commendations in competitions. She has published two collections: The Softness of Water (Sunline Press) and A Simple Rain with photographer, Perdita Phillip (Lethologica Press). Vivienne has over two decades experience as a professional performer for stage, television and film. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia where she is currently an Honorary Research Fellow. She has been a writer in residence with several organisations including the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in California, USA, and has been an invited guest at many writers festivals.

Natalie Corrigan

Contributor

Email: natalie.corrigan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Natalie Corrigan is one of the newest editions to TAT. A born and raised Melburnian, she enjoys analysing everything from politics to film and art. She is currently completing her Journalism degree at Deakin University. Her past publications have been featured in the likes of Lip Magazine and Deakin's Wordly Magazine. Natalie blends expert opinion with the voices of everyday Australians.

Sarah K.Gill

Contributor

Email: sarah.gill@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Sarah is an avid lover of books of most genres, including Sci-Fi and thriller. She also enjoys reading fantasy and memoir. She loves to write, both fiction and non-fiction and living in the lovely Williamstown in Melbourne always offer quiet places for her to read or to be inspired. Sarah has a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. Alongside her full-time job in insurance and working for TAT she is working on a few of her own novels and short story collections including her first memoir. Sarah is currently studying Bachelor of Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University which will completed by mid 2019. She loves to travel and loves sharing her experiences with others and is always planning her next destination!

Julian Gasparri

Contributor

Email: julian.gasparri@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Freelance journalist and journalism graduateEditorial/writing experienceInterests: TravelCultureFilmMusicPoetryFiction

Al McCartan

Contributor

Email: al.mccartan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Former broadcaster and journalist - now retired - enjoys the opportunity to 'scribble' poetry and short stories.

Lucas Di Quinzio

Contributor

Email: lucas.diquinzio@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Lucas Di Quinzio completed a diploma of professional writing and editing at Box Hill TAFE in 2013. Afterwards, he and two classmates founded The Morning Bell, a literary journal for emerging writers. The Morning Bell has released two issues, maintains a blog and records a bi-weekly podcast.Lucas writes heavily about the entertainment industry, covering movies, music, games and comedy. He has written for a number of websites and magazines, including The Box, YAWP, Novastream, Mildred and Mondo Exploito. There’s even one of his quotes in the German Wikipedia entry about a Ugandan action movie. Earlier this year, Lucas had his debut book, A Day at the Park, published by Overdog Press. A Day at the Park is a twisted parody of children’s picture books that is currently free on Amazon (wink, nudge).

Shweta Gupta

Contributor

Email: shweta.gupta@theaustraliatimes.com.au

An Electrical Engineer by profession, Shweta has a Masters in management from The University of Melbourne. She is a voracious reader and an occasional blogger. Shweta has been a keen volunteer for various causes like Guide Dogs, Child Fund Australia and Teach India Initiative. Now as the Editor of the GEO magazine, she hopes to educate various readers of all ages about the cause she cares about very closely- Environment.

Madison Manning

Contributor

Email: madison.manning@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Madison Manning; the creative writer, the literature scholar, the photographer.

Philomena Van Huyen

Contributor

Email: philomena.vanhuyen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Welcome to correspond through social media links below or philomena.vanhuyen@theaustraliatimes.com.au for as long as available.

Eugen Bacon

Contributor

Email: eugen.bacon@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Eugen M. Bacon studied at Maritime Campus, less than two minutes walk from The Royal Observatory of the Greenwich Meridian. A computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing, Eugen has a PhD in writing. She has published over 100 short stories and creative articles, and has in work a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her short stories are published in journals, magazines & anthologies worldwide. Eugen is editor of MELBOURNE Magazine and sub-editor of FICTION Magazine at The Australia Times.

Hayden Watts

Contributor

Email: hayden.watts@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Aspiring Cinematographer and film director, photographer for Urbex Australia, Member for the Kyneton CFA, Ambassador at the UNAA (United Nations Australia Association) And High school student at Sacred Heart College. 15 and loves food, News, Politics and Media. Speaks 3 languages Arabic, English and French.

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Dean Gerst

Contributor

Email: dean.gerst@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Moved to Melbourne from Queensland 2 years ago to chase the city life. I'm open to all genres of music expect anything that sounds hipster shite. I enjoy playing games in my spare time and exploring the city with my brother who I finally convinced to leave the laid back coastal life.

Damien Straker

Contributor

Email: damien.straker@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Is a freelance writer and film critic. He studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with an Arts Honours degree in Film Studies. He is a pop culture aficionado and enjoys talking about all films, 90s TV shows, ninjas and watching Rugby League. His favourite film directors are Clint Eastwood and Alexander Payne.

Michelle Pablo

Contributor

Email: michelle.pablo@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a healthcare professional in hiatus, a writer at heart, and a full-time dreamer. I believe in sunblock, integrity, the healing power of rock music, and ever after.

Emily Komiyama

Contributor

Email: emily.komiyama@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Half Australian/Japanese cinephile. Screenwriter. International Film Festival Winner. Lover of film, food and Netflix. Emily spends her days teaching coffee-making and latte art. As well as daydreaming that Bill Murray will one day invite her over for a Suntory Whiskey.

Gokul Gnaneswaran

Contributor

Email: gokul.gnaneswaran@theaustraliatimes.com.au

He is the reviewer the movie-goers deserve, but not the one they need right now... Kidding, kidding :) I'm an ordinary guy who happens to love everything Film and TV. I hope that my reviews bring an average person's perspective to all the incredible entertainment that is available out there and maybe even help you in picking what to watch. When I'm not writing reviews, I'm usually on the Volleyball court, at the gym or playing guitar.

Ghill de Rozario

Contributor

Email: ghill.derozario@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Ghill is currently undertaking a Masters of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, and has previously completed an undergraduate and postgraduate in Design. She is interested in politics, social science, human rights, policy analysis, environmental issues and public affairs. She has previous experience contributing writing and graphics to Farrago Magazine and is always looking for new opportunities or projects. Her professional pursuits include goals within the areas of research, media and policy.

Pooi Yee Loh

Contributor

Email: pooiyee.loh@theaustraliatimes.com.au

A freelance writer based in Perth, Pooiee is a Journalism and Screen Graduate who has conducted research on female sexuality and the cinematic representation of females within extreme Japanese cinema. She specialises in arthouse features and horror films that aren’t for the faint-hearted. The fluffy white thing people like to call a “rabbit” is probably her least favourite thing in the world because she has leporiphobia

Fatima Jabeen

Contributor

Email: fatima.jabeen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a creative person. My interests are in painting, writing, food and community services.

Katerina Dalova

Contributor

Email: katerina.dalova@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Kate as a girl with many interests, believes in having a good time while she does what she loves. As a writer and editor, she has developed her writing skills and got to learn even more languages than she already knew. Focused towards the music, innovation and art, she also writes short stories, lyrics and poetry and she creates logos and banners. As a history and geography lover, she is a absolute addict from traveling and meeting new people and cultures. That quite helps her for her PR and online marketing expert career. Hopeless fan of European cinematography and winter snow nights. Kate is probably online now, wishing to be owner on some of the new tech gadgets :)

Samuel Borgert

Contributor

Email: samuel.borgert@theaustraliatimes.com.au

1/2 Hit105 Radio show,1/3 YouTube group,1 full time Journalism student,A pinch of child care work,1 cup of flour,Mix together & bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

Ashton Peck

Contributor

Email: ashton.peck@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a recent graduate from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), specialising in screenwriting. My passion for writing comes from my love of film. I have written and directed short films and co-wrote the feature film 'Wolf' (2014). I contribute scripts to the YouTube channel Planet Dolan and in my spare time write music and take photos.

Dom Chahine

Contributor

Email: dom.chahine@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I manage multi-million dollar construction projects by day, with a thriving passion for photography by night! Whether it's catching sunsets in all corners of the globe or capturing a new born's first smile, photography has provided endless opportunities and experiences.