Who We Are...
Flickering Myth is a movie, television and comic book site which was established in February 2009. From independent and world cinema to the latest Hollywood blockbusters and ‘geek’ culture, we update regularly all aspects of the movie and TV industries with news, reviews, trailers, interviews, filmmaker profiles, short films, articles, opinions and more.
Here at Flickering Myth, we value movies as much as we do films. We’re the product of Ghostbusters double bills and academic Film Studies. We believe it possible to enjoy both Star Wars and La Règle du Jeu equally, though maybe in different capacities. Simply put, we love cinema, in both its commercial and intellectual pursuits.
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Gary Collinson (Editor-in-Chief)
Gary Collinson is a writer and lecturer from the North East of England. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Flickering Myth and the author of the book, Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen, released via Robert Hale Books in June 2012. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Oli Davis (Co-Editor)
Oliver Davis' MA in Film Studies is intellectually offset by his deep love of any movie boasting a professional wrestler amongst its cast. A cinephile since the opening shot of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he first saw at the age of twelve, his tastes tend toward the older, Frenchier stuff (pre-1945), but he loves nothing more than an overlong, Judd Apatow-produced comedy. Which is a flowery way of saying he loves films and movies. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Trevor Hogg (Co-Editor)
Trevor Hogg has assembled news stories for Rogers Community Television, assisted the CBC in archiving computer server footage, and packaged the pilot episode of a reality TV show for an independent production company; he specializes in writing filmmaker and movie production profiles. Follow him on LinkedIn and contact him here.
Luke Owen (Co-Editor)
Luke Owen is a movie obsessive freelance writer and the online content executive for Europe’s biggest golf holiday provider. He was the co-creator and writer of the online series The Collector’s Room and has directed various short films. He has a passion for kaiju movies, retro gaming and anything to do with The Muppets. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Ozzy Armstrong started his film education at the age of around five after ‘borrowing’ his parents VHS copy of The Terminator. Since then, he’s tried to watch anything that comes his way – whether praised or slated – to further increase his knowledge. He’s a fan of all things Rocky and loves the three stars: Stargate, Star Wars and Star Trek in all their forms. For heated or ridiculous discussions, follow him on Twitter.
Simon Columb is an art teacher and writes his own film-centric blog, Screen Insight. He contributes to a variety of sites and pod-casts and specialises in building up an extensive knowledge of cinema history to directly connect to fine art and art history. Follow him on Twitter.
Chris Cooper is an aspiring film/comic critic and Batman fanatic. Owner of the blog Super Duper Stuff, he hasn't yet tired of telling anyone who will listen how he got it right when he said that Christian Bale would make a great Bruce Wayne in 2002. Outside of films he loves exercise, football and collecting toys from his youth. Follow him on Twitter.
Martin Deer would one day like to be a filmmaker, dispersing his own brand of crazy to the masses. A lover of a wide spectrum of films he runs his own blog The Hollywood Hypothesis, and you can follow him on Twitter where you'll see constant tweets about how The Dark Knight trilogy is the greatest trilogy ever made.
Robb Ghag is an animation and film school graduate residing in Canada. Since the age of 8 he has been consuming pop culture, from comic books to video games, from novels and sketchbooks to the big screen. He currently works for an Arts and Entertainment insurance brokerage specializing in commercial risk management for Animation, and Visual Effects studios.
Having angered the Daily Mail in a blog post, he decided that writing about film in a constructive manner would probably work better for him. Attempted to write a screenplay 2 years ago. Still writing a screenplay. The simple problem with the world is that it is full of death depression and Adam Sandler film. Shamelessly enjoys Mary Poppins.
Anghus Houvouras is a North Carolina-based writer and filmmaker who has authored several novels including the post apocalyptic drama The Fence Mender and the darkly comic graphic novel EXE: Executable File. His latest novel My Career Suicide Note is currently appearing bi-weekly in Encore Magazine. Follow him on Twitter.
Emma Hutchings is a Film Studies graduate, freelance writer and blogger who writes reviews, articles and news stories for a number of websites. She is also the Topic Editor for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films at Suite 101 and has her own movie blog called Suspend Your Disbelief. Follow her on Twitter.
Tom Jolliffe is an English and Film Studies graduate from the South East of England. Aside from a keen interest in film criticism, he is also an aspiring / struggling screenwriter and, quite possibly, Dolph Lundgren’s number one fan!
Rohan Morbey started his blog Stop Thinking For Yourself in 2010 and is a regular contributor to Flickering Myth. He attended the New York Film Academy in 2008, has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, and has written his first screenplay because he's bored of seeing so many bad films being made. Follow him on Twitter.
Andy Naylor is an aspiring Sci-Fi author; until that dream is realised he happily spends his time watching, reading or playing anything remotely Sci-Fi. He is a big gamer, owning a variety of consoles starting with the ZX Spectrum +3 all way through to modern PlayStations. His greatest nerd love will always be Star Trek: The Original Series. Follow him on Twitter.
Jake Peffer has been writing about movies since 2009. In 2011 he started his own website, Peffer Reviews, to showcase his writing and get others involved in reviewing all forms of entertainment. Now a regular contributor to Flickering Myth, he hopes to further his writing and get his opinion on films out to more people. He is also a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter.
Anthony Stokes is a young aspiring writer and filmmaker who wrote his first screenplay at the age of 17. His specific tastes and sometimes overly thorough critiques on film led to the self-imposed moniker 'Mr. Unpopular Opinion'. He has a weak spot for black comedies due to a morbid sense of humour, a fiery hatred of art-house films, and considers himself the world's biggest Edgar Wright fan.
Sam Thorne is a freelance film journalist, critic, feature writer, and news writer. His speciality is primarily anything psychological, edgy, or dark. Sam writes for a vast variety of internet publications. Follow him on Twitter, or contact him here.
Liam Trim grew up in culturally isolated rural England, seeking solace in the escapist worlds of James Bond and playground daydreams. He’ll enjoy anything cinematic, from syrupy Richard Curtis, to deafening blockbusters and arty-farty existentialism. Since joining Flickering Myth, Liam has won global acclaim at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, where a short sketch he wrote was performed to literally dozens of people. Often opinionated, he writes about other stuff over at his blog. Follow him on Twitter.
Villordsutch lives in the North West of England and works for a local NHS Trust. He enjoys science fiction comics, TV and movies though he likes upsetting his own status quo by watching a film out of his comfort zone. You can also find him at his website or follow him on Twitter.
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If you enjoy writing about movies and would like to feature on Flickering Myth, be sure to get in touch with a member of our editorial team. We're also keen to hear from independent filmmakers; if you'd like to see your film featured on the site or want to get the word out on upcoming projects then please feel free to contact us.