About Us

Film Junk is a movie blog and podcast based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2006 we’ve been providing a daily dose of film news, reviews, and commentary, all presented with an honest, fun-loving and sarcastic edge. Covering the art house to the mainstream and everything in between, the site continues to grow in leaps and bounds, so be sure to add us to your daily travels around the web!

E-mail: filmjunk at gmail.com

Got a juicy scoop? Some hot inside info? A question for the podcast? We want to hear from you! Drop us a line, at the e-mail address above.

Screeners and press packages are always welcome, although we cannot guarantee everything will get reviewed. Get in touch if you want to send something, that way we can ensure that your material falls within our site’s content.

Staff

Sean Dwyer

Sean is a Computer Science graduate and a part-time writer who is perpetually plugged in to pop culture. Video game programmer by day, he enjoys pondering and writing about movies and media in his spare time. Sean is the webmaster and editor of Film Junk, and he also co-hosts the Game Junk Podcast and occasionally posts on his own personal blog Media Mixtape and contributes to The Documentary Blog.

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Jay Cheel

Jay is a film school graduate who has been making his own movies ever since he was a kid. His first feature length film, a documentary called Beauty Day, is now available on DVD. He also directed a short horror film called Colore Non Vedenti, and a short documentary about time travel called Obsessed & Scientific. Jay writes for Film Junk, co-hosts the podcast, and produces and edits all of our video content. He also runs The Documentary Blog.

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Dirrrty Frank

Frank is a computer science grad and former movie theatre employee who regularly co-hosts the Film Junk podcast and as well as the Game Junk podcast and Ball Junk podcast. He also wrote a Previously on LOST column during the show’s final season.

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Greg Gaspari

Greg is a broadcasting graduate who made a name for himself as “The Gasman” on 97.7 HTZ FM. His love of film brings him to the Toronto International Film Festival every year, but his hatred for Toronto’s sports teams causes him grief every time he sets foot in T Dot. He also can be found emceeing many pay-per-view and film events at the Empire Studio 8 in St. Catharines. Greg hosts the Ball Junk podcast and also makes appearances on the Film Junk podcast.

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Reed Farrington

Reed Farrington aka Darth Nameless is a mysterious personality within the Film Junk Universe. He is an obsessive collector, particularly of all things Star Trek, and is a huge science-fiction fan. In addition to starring in the hit Film Junk short films The Running Tunnel and Colore Non Vedenti, Reed now also co-hosts an infrequent non-movie-related podcast with Jay called Cantankerous. He also previously wrote a Star Trek column called Treknobabble. Check out a video tour of his house!

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Shannon Hood

Shannon is a rabid cinema fan, and has been reviewing movies for over two years. Her work has appeared in print in The Kansas City Star and KC Magazine, and on multiple online outlets. She also runs a pop culture site called Frothygirlz.com, and participates in a weekly podcast called Almost Locals Only. She loves horror films, South Korean cinema, and art house fare, but she ends up covering most of the mainstream stuff. She is a mom of two, and an instrument wielding Dental Hygienist, so if you don’t play nice in the comments section she’ll come after you with her sickle scaler! She is a member of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the Online Film Critics Society, and has covered SWSX and Fantastic Fest film festivals.

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Former Contributors

  • Charlotte Cook
  • Joe DiCanio
  • Curt Dwyer
  • Daniel Feit
  • Colin George
  • Josh Ligairi
  • Kasper F. Nielsen
  • Aaron O’Banion
  • Matt Paprocki
  • Corey Pierce
  • Adam Volk
  • Aaron Weiss
  • Wintle
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