Events

Presenting the 100th episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates in front of an audience alongside Rochelle Siemienowicz, featuring Wolf Creek director Greg McLean talking about the films of Ridley Scott for the Melbourne International Film Festival at ACMI, 11 August 2018

Hosting Q&A for Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds with writer/director Alex Proyas for the Melbourne International Film Festival at ACMI, 10 August 2018

Hosting Q&A for Killing Ground with writer/director Damien Power and star Harriet Dyer at Cinema Nova, 24 August 2017

Hosting Q&A for PACMen with director Luke Walker for the Melbourne International Film Festival at the Comedy Theatre, 14 August 2017

Hosting Q&A for Jungle with director Greg McLean for the Melbourne International Film Festival at Hoyts Melbourne Central, 11 August 2017

Hosting Q&A for Australia Day with director Kriv Stenders at the Melbourne International Film Festival at Hoyts Melbourne Central, 7 August 2017

Left, Right, Left – The March of Politics: talking the surprising election results of the previous year with Thomas Frank, Troy Bramston and moderator Andrew Burrell for the Perth Writers Festival at the University of Western Australia, 26 February 2017

Wisdom Tree Live: reading passages from the Wisdom Tree novella series by Nick Earls, with Nick Earls, Toni Jordan, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, David Whish-Wilson and Lucy Peach for the Perth Writers Festival at the State Theatre Centre Courtyard, 25 February 2017

Personal Politics: talking about weaving personal details into non-fiction writing with Mei Fong, Elspeth Muir and moderator Kathryn Shine for the Perth Writers Festival at the University of Western Australia, 25 February 2017

On the Campaign Trail: talking about what it’s like to write a book about the 2016 Australian election with Mark Di Stefano and moderator Stella Glorie for the Perth Writers Festival at the University of Western Australia, 24 February 2017

Hosting Q&A for I Am Not a Serial Killer with director Billy O’Brien, co-writer Christopher Hyde and special effects supervisor William Todd-Jones for MonsterFest at the Lido Cinemas, 23 September 2016

Appearing in the sci-fi show of Lose the Plot with Marian Blyth, Dan Salmon, John Richards and Adam McKenzie for the Melbourne Fringe Festival at Wick Studios, 16 September 2016

Talking Night Terrace and making audio drama with John Richards, Ben McKenzie, Petra Elliott and David Ashton at the Australian Movie and Comic Expo, 18 October 2015

Talking to Michael Ward about writing comedy in Australia from Full Frontal to Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell for the AFTRS Friday On My Mind series at ACMI, 16 October 2015

Talking to Amiel Courtin-Wilson about documentaries, collaborations, and his eclectic filmmaking career for the AFTRS Friday On My Mind series at ACMI, 25 September 2015

Talking to Gary Russell about his career as a child actor, script editing Doctor Who, and his recent work in Australia for the AFTRS Friday On My Mind series at ACMI, 18 September 2015

Talking to Mark Hartley and Garry Richards about their careers and collaborations from music videos to Patrick and Electric Boogaloo for the AFTRS Friday On My Mind series at ACMI, 11 September 2015

Moderating the Q&A of Partisan with director Ariel Kleiman at the Elsternwick Classic, 30 May 2015

Moderating the Q&A of Let the Music Play (Çalsin Sazlar) with director Nesli Colgecen and star Caner Cindoruk for the Turkish Film Festival at ACMI, 26 April 2015

Moderating the Q&A of Last Letter (Son Mektup) with director Özhan Eren and star Mina Sovietski for the Turkish Film Festival at ACMI, 23 April 2015

Presenting a segment at the Australian Film Critics Association Film and Writing Awards, 7 February 2015

Hosting the Christmas eve trivia night at Cinema Nova, 24 December 2014

Presenting the Q&A for The Green Prince with director Nadav Schirman at the Jewish Film Festival, 9 & 10 November 2014

Hosting the movie trivia night at Cinema Nova, 29 October 2014

Hosting the inaugural Online Video Awards for Open Channel, 14 October 2014

Hosting the movie trivia night at Cinema Nova, 24 September 2014

Hosting the movie trivia night at Cinema Nova, 27 August 2014

Hosting the inaugural movie trivia night at Cinema Nova, 30 July 2014

Competing in the Film Critics Death Match at the Sydney Film Festival, 8 June 2014

Hosting the very first live Hell Is For Hyphenates show with Paul Anthony Nelson, with special guest Michael Altman talking about the films of his father, legendary director Robert Altman at the Sydney Film Festival, 5 June 2014

Presenting a segment at the Australian Film Critics Association Film and Writing Awards, 1 March 2014

Performing in the Splendid Chaps Christmas Special with hosts Ben McKenzie, John Richards and Petra Elliot, and guests Alexandra Tynan, Adam Richard, Fee Plumley, Dr Djoymi Baker, Janet A McLeod, Myke Bartlett and Thomas Caldwell at the Bela Union in Melbourne, 15 December 2013

Introduced 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor screening with 1960s Doctor Who designer Alexandra Tynan at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, 24 November 2013

Wrote with John Richards “Songs For Europe”, produced by Ben McKenzie, directed by Lucas Testro, and starring Marta Kaczmarek, Nicholas Colla, Angus Brown,  Noah Moon, Jack Beeby, Petra Elliott and Christ Broadstock, performed for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 19-29 September 2013

Performing on the Doctor Who live podcast Splendid Chaps, with hosts Ben McKenzie, John Richards and Petra Elliot, and guests Paul Callaghan, Dave Bloustien, the Reverend Dr Avril Hannah-Jones and Adam Rudegeair at the Public Bar in Melbourne, 14 July 2013

Hosting the Q&A for Much Ado About Nothing with producer Kai Cole (via Skype) at Cinema Nova, 2 July 2013

Telling stories for Dog’s Tales alongside Mel Campbell and host Angela Meyer at Dog’s Bar in St Kilda, 3 June 2013

Hosting the Q&A for Sleepwalk With Me with Mike Birbiglia (live) and Ira Glass (via Skype) at Cinema Nova, 31 March 2013

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who on Splendid Chaps, with hosts Ben McKenzie, John Richards and Petra Elliot, and fellow guests Alexandra Tynan, Nerida Haycock and Geraldine Quinn at the Bella Union in Melbourne, 13 January 2013

Telling scary stories with Ben Jenkins, Mark Sutton, Phil Spencer, Cait Harris, Eddie Sharp and Zoe Norton Lodge for Story Club at Hermann’s Bar in Darlington, 31 October 2012

Talking the best film and television of 2012 for Friday On My Mind with Alice Tynan, Giles Hardie, Dan Ilic and Marty Murphy at AFTRS, 26 October 2012

MCing the Hail Q&A featuring David Michôd interviewing director Amiel Courtin-Wilson, producer Michael Cody, and star Daniel P Jones at the Dendy Newton, 22 October 2012

MCing the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Comedy Night featuring movie-themed stand-up from Bobcat Goldthwaite, Matt Keneally, Geraldine Quinn, Danny McGinlay, Harley Breen and more at the Forum Theatre Festival Lounge, 15 August 2012

Hosting “A Nervous Kind of Laughter” (on 1970s American comedies) at the Melbourne International Film Festival with Shannon Marinko and guests Bobcat Goldthwaite, Judith Lucy and Adam Zwar at the Forum Theatre Festival Lounge, 15 August 2012

Guest on the Emerging Writers’ Festival panel In Conversation talking about graphic novels with Mirranda Burton at the Melbourne Town Hall, 26 May 2012

Guest on Page To Picture panel to discuss the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstacy with Alicia Sometimes, Rebecca Starford and Dr Michael Kitson at Cinema Nova, 24 April 2012

Guest on Behind The Screen: Film Journalism in the 21st Century panel with Sarah Ward and Des Partridge at the State Library of Queensland, 22 March 2012

Hosted Open Channel’s Short & Sharp competition at Cinema Nova, 14 December 2011

Guest on Open Channel’s TV comedy panel with Tim Ferguson, Adam Zwar and Marc Gracie at ACMI in Federation Square, 7 December 2011

Hosted JMC Academy’s Martini Awards at the Astor Theatre, 25 November 2011

Hosted Q&A for X with director/co-writer Jon Hewitt, producer Lizzette Atkins and star Stephen Phillips at Cinema Nova, 23 November 2011

Presented documentary Divine Trash with Shannon Marinko at the Astor Theatre as part of its John Waters mini-season, 16 October 2011

Hosted the ABC2 2011 programme launch with Shannon Marinko, 24 August 2011

Hosted Q&A for The Woman with director/co-writer Lucky McKee and star Pollyanna McIntosh at Cinema Nova, 9 August 2011

Hosted Q&A for Red Dog with director Kriv Stenders, producer Nelson Woss, and several of the film’s stars (including the titular star Koko) at the Elsternwick Classic, 31 July 2011

Guest on Page To Picture panel to discuss Julie Taymor’s film of The Tempest with Helen Razer, Brian McFarlane, Clem Bastow and John Bailey at Cinema Nova, 17 April 2011

Hosted Q&A for Catfish with filmmakers Ariel Schulman, Yaniv Schulman and Henry Joost at the Palace Como, 20 January 2011

Hosted Q&A for Summer Coda for the Rosebud Film Festival with director Richard Gray at the Rosebud Cinemas, 12 November, 2010

Presented two categories at the Antenna Awards with Shannon Marinko at the BMW Edge stage in Federation Square, 27 June 2010

Hosted Q&A for Easy Virtue with director/co-writer Stephan Elliot and co-writer Sheridan Jobbins, 4 March 2009

Introduced Terry Gilliam’s Tideland for the Closing Night of the Gold Coast Film Fantastic Festival at the Harbour Town Reading Cinemas, 10 September 2006