Sam is a New Zealander who is obsessed with all things film. There is no place she is more at home than at a film festival, seeing dozens of films from just about every genre/walk of life imaginable. As a speaker of Japanese, Sam has a particular interest in Japanese and Asian cinema. Sam is the editor of An Online Universe.
Follow her ramblings & film chat on Twitter, @sakura_59
Lachlan Marks is an award-winning Australian screenwriter with a background in journalism and the music industry. With over 10 years experience as a critic and journalist he is currently the managing editor of Australian Guitar and Blunt magazine and the exclusive photographer of his cats, Wheels and Domino. You can read his monthly film page in Blunt magazine called "Get Reel".
He is also a regular collaborator with local filmmakers and has had several of his short scripts produced, including A Real Buzz(2015), Moving On (2016) Keep Rolling (2018), Transfer (2019) andUnravelled (2019) which have gone on to screen at film festivals in Australia and overseas.
Peter is the co-founder and contributor of AusAPT and is a celebrated author, film critic and member of the priesthood.
He has a 50-year career spanning faith and film holding senior positions connecting both including world president of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, 2001-2005. An expert on type and movies, Peter is the author of many books including Let a Viking Do It, Hagar and Family Illustrate the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and The Type and Movie Book: Personality through the lens of cinema.
Richard produces and presents Film Scores, a weekly program on 3MBS FM which features reviews of current film releases, interviews and film music.
He is also a film critic for Australian Book Review Arts Section. He has a long association with Melbourne screen culture. He has been State Manager of the Australian Film and Television and Radio School and Manager of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image Film Collection, and former film critic for The Lowdown Under.