About

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I’m a film critic, journalist, editor and columnist with a special interest in Australian film and television. I have a PhD in Australian cinema and was for many years the film editor for The Big Issue magazine and Editor at the Australian Film Institute | Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts.

My work has been published widely, including in The AgeKill Your DarlingsThe Big Issue, ScreenHub and SBS Movies.

Moving outside the cinema, my first book is  Fallen: A memoir about sex, religion and marrying too young published by Affirm Press (2015).  Find out more about Fallen here.

Most recently, I contributed a chapter, ‘Resisting the Nipple’ to the Rebellious Daughters anthology, edited by Lee Kofman and Maria Katsonis (Ventura Press, 2016). Find out more about Rebellious Daughters here.

I live in Melbourne’s inner west and between film reviews, I’m working on my next book, a novel.