Hieu Chau – Founder/Editor
Hieu Chau is a writer and film programmer whose passion for film was firmly cemented after seeing South Korean revenge thriller Oldboy for the first time. His love of Asian cinema is rivaled by his love for Star Wars and pro-wrestling. His writing work has been featured in Kill Screen, Modern Korean Cinema and Meld Magazine. He currently assists the Melbourne International Film Festival as a Short Film Panelist and has previously programmed for Environmental Film Festival Australia.
Hayley Inch – Contributing Writer
Hayley Inch is a writer, film programmer and general movie busybody. She’s written for Broadsheet, Melbourne International Film Festival and The Toast and has yelled about movies on the airwaves for the ABC and RRR. If you stand still long enough, she’ll tell you all about Hong Sang-soo.
Natalie Ng – Contributing Writer
Originally from Singapore, Natalie is a Communication Design graduate from Monash University. The movie that changed the way she looked at films was Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! when she was 10 years old. She enjoys postmodern art, British television shows, nail polish, horror movies and Wong Kar-wai a lot. She has no filter and can be found rambling on Twitter most of the time.
Brooke Heinz – Contributing Writer
Raised on Spirited Away and Pokemon as a child, Brooke’s continuing interest in Asian media is hardly surprising. Discovering the works of Park Chan-wook as a teenager, Brooke has since expanded her cinematic interests across several genres and countries and hopes to continue doing so through writing. Her claim to fame is speaking a word of Korean to director Bong Joon-ho.
Matthew Rooke – Contributing Writer
A filmmaker, documentarian, educator and writer, Matt is based in Melbourne but his heart is in Korea. He also has an interest in the Philippines and is a lover of cinema, especially when leaning left of field but will unashamedly accept all audio visual if it presents with an honest heart and an adventurous soul.
Aidan Djabarov – Contributing Writer
Aidan Djabarov is a Toronto-based writer passionate about South Korean revenge thrillers, Japanese slice-of-life dramas, and those rare Chinese LGBT films. Her claim to absolutely-no-fame-whatsoever is once watching 500 films in a single year. When she’s not writing about or watching movies, she works at a PR and Marketing agency.
Nathan Nicolau – Contributing Writer
Nathan is a recent graduate from the UNCSA School of Filmmaking where he studied Screenwriting and Cinema Studies. His favorite subjects include Ozu, the Japanese New Wave, and animation. His other passions include jazz music and JRPGs. He also writes for the music site Rokku Panku. He collects too many vinyls and Criterion movies.
Levin Tan – Contributing Writer
Born and raised in Singapore, Levin has a thing for writing. They are passionate about film distribution (and acquisitions) as a possible pathway to making global cinema more accessible. A personal dream of theirs is to have Taiwanese filmmaker Zero Chou cast them in one of her films, though acting currently sits outside of their skillset.