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Meet the Team

by Courtney Le

Jacob Fisher
Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder
Jacob is the Editor-in-Chief who co-founded DiscussingFilm in September 2016. He enjoys writing exclusive stories regarding the interesting information he comes across, and enjoys sharing the news with readers to see their opinions. He also organizes most interviews that are released on the website. Follow him here: @JacobDFilm

Courtney Le
Creative Director
When she’s not managing the site, making graphics, or writing for DiscussingFilm, Courtney can be found watching anything from chick flicks to cooking shows. She’s known for her “dad taste” in TV, her favorite shows being from the crime and legal genres. Follow her here: @nidavellir_

Ariel Kras
Comics Editor
Ariel is an editor and writer at DiscussingFilm, in charge of the comic and anime side of things. He’s a huge fan of Marvel, particularly their less popular characters, but also loves DC, indie, and web-comics. He’s currently getting deeper into anime and manga. Follow him here: @AKARELK

Mima Mendoza
Features Editor
As DiscussingFilm’s features editor, Mima focuses on the momentous changes in the entertainment industry and how pop culture intersects with the most pressing social justice issues of our time. She’s a sucker for superhero movies, and cries at basically everything on screen. You can always, always find her at the movies. Follow her here: @ironmima

Chris St. Lawrence
Video Editor
If he’s not watching or talking about a movie, Chris is probably making one. As one of the head video editors at Discussing Film, he uses skills developed throughout his film-making career across numerous YouTube channels, posting LEGO animations, short films, and other movie-related content for online audiences. His animation channel, eggyolk2002, has not only accumulated nearly 750,000 views and 4,000 subscribers, but has also garnered critical acclaim at several local film festivals. Follow him here: @ey2studios

Joe Aranda
Joe is a self-proclaimed “Adobe Athlete,” meaning he uses his skill and talent with Adobe software to design original graphics and video for DiscussingFilm. When he’s not honing his craft, he’s either at the cinema, laying back in a reclining chair (sipping on the finest lemon water around), or being completely biased about his hometown team when arguing about basketball. Follow him here: @halftimejoe

Ben Rolph
Senior Film Critic
Obviously, as a senior film critic, Ben loves to talk about and review films, ranging from indies to blockbusters. He loves musicals, horror, and indies among a broad range of other genres. His taste is wide ranging, shown by his favorites of 2018; Suspiria, Leave No Trace, and Mary Poppins Returns. In his spare time, Ben watches DC TV shows and going on about Melissa Benoist, Chris Wood, and Grant Gustin. Follow him here: @thedctvshow

Frankie Gilmore
The “Ant-Man stan” himself, Frankie Gilmore is a film nerd with a love for anything offbeat, which translates into his writing and other work. Follow him here: @yahboyantman

Yasmine Kandil
Yasmine began writing at Discussing Film in March of 2019. She is a filmmaker herself, loving both film and cinematic television. She loves all things pop culture, especially Marvel, and cannot wait to continue writing articles and help build the DF community. Follow her here: @byebyebucky

Yousif “Sif-san” K.
Sif loves more than just film; he enjoys a wide range of diverse media including movies, television, and video games. Writing from his own stream of consciousness and discussing lesser known franchises, he also promotes his Arab heritage. Follow him here: @thechaosif

David Luteijn
David has been working for Discussing Film right from the very get go. Over the years David has been doing a multitude of different activities for DiscussingFilm and often helps out wherever he is needed. Star Wars and Indiana Jones are a couple of franchises that are particularly close to David hearts, but he’s a general passion for watching movies and has read his fair share of (comic) books as well. He also especially loves traveling all around the world and almost spends more time on a plane than on the ground. Follow him here: @ArcticHawk_

Jeremiah Monaghan
Jeremiah mainly reviews television shows, such as Swamp Thing and The Flash, with the occasional comic book article at DiscussingFilm. He is a huge fan of all things superheroes (both DC and Marvel): comics, movies, and TV shows. When Jeremiah isn’t sharing his love of all things nerdy with the world, he is writing stories and getting hyped for almost anything. Follow him here: @marvelssmosh

Beatrine Shahzad
In her free time, Bean can be found on Twitter, watching a musical, or on her couch binging Netflix. From engineering to movies, she loves everything and anything she can learn about and can endlessly talk about niche topics—like the infamous Spider-Man musical. At DiscussingFilm, she writes everything from film essays to reviews. Follow her here: @beyabean

Michael Slavin
Michael is an aspiring journalist, who writes, podcasts, and interviews for DiscussingFilm. Follow him here: @MichaelSlavin98

Eric Thomas
A man with a passion for writing, Eric tries to write whenever he can about whatever. Here at DiscussingFilm, Eric writes think pieces and reviews media, such as TV shows and comic books. He is working to get his journalism degree at College of the North Atlantic. He has a passion for comics and science-fiction, and is often compared to the popular extraterrestrial. Follow him here: @AGENTZETABEAM

Dakota Wheeler
Dakota is a writer for DiscussingFilm. He is a fan of comics, movies, and TV shows. His favorite comics franchise is Marvel, but he loves DC just as much. Moon Knight and Captain Marvel are his two favorite superheroes. Follow him here: @superduperkoter