Team

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 has previously assisted the Melbourne International Film Festival as a Short Film Panelist and 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.

Twitter: @hayley_sass

 

Natalie Ng – Contributing Writer

Natalie is a lover of cinema and beautiful things. Her writing focuses on women filmmakers, queer cinema and costume design. She will find a way to talk about Wong Kar-Wai at any given moment. Her writing has been featured in The Big Issue and Meld Magazine and she has worked with the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Singapore International Film Festival.

Twitter: @wednesdaydreams
Website: wednesdaydreams.com

 

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.

Twitter: @Brooke_ssi

 

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.

 

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.

Website: https://levintbl.portfoliobox.net/

 

Timothy Amatulli – Contributing Writer

Timothy Amatulli is a New Jersey-based filmmaker and a recent graduate of Fairfield University, where he earned degrees in Film and Asian Studies. Growing up between the United States and Japan, Asian culture has had a profound influence on his life, interests, and art. When not writing/directing/editing his own projects, Tim can be found updating his Letterboxd, making late night trips to his local diner, and spending far too much time on Wookieepedia to prolong his lifelong addiction to Star Wars.

Website: www.timothyamatulli.com

 

Jianne Soriano – Contributing Writer

Jianne is a Hong Kong-born and raised Filipino, working as a digital writer for a lifestyle media company in Hong Kong. Upon watching Hirokazu Koreeda’s Nobody Knows, Jianne realized her love for Asian cinema and never looked back since. She also has an immense love (obsession?) for Korean dramas and BTS. When she’s not writing or watching, you can find her visiting museums and galleries, travelling or simply trying to learn another language. She also directed a documentary about the ethnic minority experience in Hong Kong.

Twitter: @imjiannems
Instagram: @jiannemsoriano

 

Previous Contributors

 

Caroline Tan

Pooiee Loh 

Theodora Vatubua

Matthew Rooke

Nathan Nicolau