Staff

EDITOR IN CHIEF / FOUNDER

Chloe Leeson is the founder of SQ. She hails from the north of England (the proper north that people think is actually Scotland but isn’t). Her life source is Harmony Korine’s 90s Letterman interviews and Ezra Miller’s jawline. She is a costume designer for hire who spends far too much time watching bad horror movies. Her favourite films are Into The Wild, Lords of Dogtown, Stand by Me and Pan’s Labyrinth. She rants about cinema screenings @kawaiigoff and logs them on letterboxd here

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, ASSISTANT EDITOR & PODCAST HOST

Millicent Thomas is a proud Mancunian studying Film & Publishing. She has written freelance for Little White Lies, Dazed, SciFiNow, and more. Her favourite films include Logan, Columbus, and Spy-Kids. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Letterboxd at @millicentonfilm

ASSISTANT EDITOR & PODCAST HOST

Megan Wilson is a northerner and recent graduate of Film Studies at King’s College London. She is passionate about cats, old musicals, and turtleneck sweaters, but is not, in fact, an 80-year-old man. Her favourite films include CarolMoonlightSingin’ in the Rain, and Matilda. Find her on Twitter: @bertmacklln

ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Reba Martin recently graduated Film Studies from Manchester School of Art, and freelances as a Writer, Programmer, and Barista. Her top recommended Netflix Category is “Wacky 80’s Movies With a Strong Female Lead”. Letterboxd / @discorebekah

NEWS EDITOR

Ferdosa Abdi is a lifelong film student and aspiring film festival programmer. Her favourite genres are science-fiction, fantasy, and horror and her favourite director is Guillermo del Toro. She is madly in love with Eva Green and believes she should be cast in everything. You can follow Ferdosa on Twitter @atomicwick

STAFF WRITERS

Caroline hails from the home state of her hero, Bruce Springsteen. Her favourite films include Dog Day AfternoonRaging BullInside Llewyn Davis, and The Lord of the Rings. She has an MA degree in Cinema Studies from SCAD and also appears in Fandor, Reverse Shot, Crooked Marquee, and IndieWire. You can follow her on Twitter @crolinss. Order her book Springsteen as Soundtrack here.

 

 

 

Brianna Zigler is a graduate in Film-Video and Writing from Penn State University with big plans and not a lot of planning. She loves horror, absurdism, Twin Peaks, is a die-hard Wes Anderson fan, and currently has almost 250 movies in her watchlist. Her favorite films are What We Do in the Shadows, A Serious Man, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Swiss Army Man, and Suspiria. You can follow her on Twitter @briannazigs

 

 

 

Daisy studied film production at Arts University Bournemouth and freelances in the industry with the aspiration of becoming a director and screenwriter. A lover of independent and foreign film with female perspectives, her favourites include Pan’s LabyrinthThe HandmaidenFrida and anything that has ever come out of Hayao Miyazaki’s brain. You can see her work on her website and follow her on TwitterLetterboxd and Instagram.

 

 

 

Fatima is a third-year Biomed at the University of Sheffield. For insight into her personality, her favourite films are: Bright Star, Paddington 2, Taare Zameen Par and Pride & Prejudice and in 2017 she listened mostly to the Hidden Figures soundtrack.  She loves TV shows with original concepts, witty writing, and diverse casting. Examples include Legion, Gravity Falls, and Sense 8. Her Twitter and TVShowTime are both @lafatimayette.

 

 

 

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Fletcher is now living in New York studying towards a BA in Cinema Studies. She loves crossword puzzles, low-budget off-off Broadway shows, and when she’s at home, annoying her cats. Her favorite films include Rear Window, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. She’s also a fan of everything Star Wars related. You can find her on TwitterLetterboxd, and Instagram.

 

 

 

Mia Garfield has just finished a degree in Film at Falmouth University. She has just finished her first short ‘Sonder’, keep an eye out for it at festivals in the UK. A big lover of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Mythology, her taste is varied. Her favourite films include Howl’s Moving Castle, Memoirs of A Geisha, How to Train Your Dragon, and Big Hero 6. You can find her @miajulianna2864

 

 

 

Kacy is an English Lit student living in the Great White North (no not Winterfell unfortunately), Canada. Her favorite films include the Harry Potter series, Cinderella, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hangover, and Lady Bird. She’s also an avid binge-watcher of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. You can follow her on Twitter here: @KacHogg95

 

 

 

Hannah lives in Cardiff and is into female protagonists, visually pleasing movies and Star Wars. Her favourite films include Pan’s Labyrinth, Casino Royale and Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy. She generally prefers dogs to people and you can find her talking endlessly about films at @_hannahryan on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Marie-Célia is from a French Caribbean island, and currently studies applied foreign languages at Sorbonne University in Paris, whilst taking filmmaking courses online. Her favourite films include Gone with the wind, Super 8, Call Me By Your Name and The Prestige. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd @MCeliaCR

 

 

 

 

Holly Weaver is currently studying French and Spanish at the University of Leeds, and has spent her year abroad studying film in Montréal. She is enraptured by pre-1960s cinema and some of her favourite films include Singin’ in the Rain, City Lights and The Crime of Monsieur Lange. You can find her tweeting and letterboxd’ing at @drivermiller.

 

 

 

Angel Lloyd graduated from the University of York in 2018 with a degree in Theatre: Writing, Directing, and Performance, BFI Scriptwriting Academy in 2015 and Northern Stars Documentary Academy in 2014. She has a soft spot for Baz Luhrmann glamour and Tim Burton wackiness. Favourite films include Withnail and IEdward ScissorhandsNowhere Boy and Moulin Rouge. 

 

 

 

Bethany Gemmell is currently a student at The University of Edinburgh.  She has a highly embarrassing talent of being able to tell which episode of Friends she’s watching in about 15 seconds of screen-time. Bethany’s favourite scene in all of cinema is in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Scout sees Boo Radley for the first time. You can follow her on twitter @chandIermonica.

 

 

 

Aleena is a Classics graduate who splits her time between High Wycombe and wherever the latest film or TV show she is bingeing is set. She enjoys watching rom-coms, coming of age films, animations and comedies featuring a strong female ensemble (thank you, Bridesmaids). Her favourite films are Before Sunrise, Inside Out, Zodiac and When Harry Met Sally. You can read her blog, That’s What She Said and more of her writing at Music Bloggery.

 

 

 

Georgia Carroll (She/Her) is a broadcast journalism student from Manchester. She loves all things sci-fi and 80s, but will not watch a horror movie even if you pay her. Outside of film and TV Georgia loves music and radio, so she is a sucker for a good soundtrack (anything synth is an instant bonus). You can find her on Twitter @georgiacarroll_

 

 

 

 

Catherine McNaughton is currently studying at the University of Manchester. Inspired by feminism and Debbie Harry. Her favourite films include Amelie, Before Sunset and Moonlight. You can find her on twitter: @__CatherineMac

 

 

 

 

Casci Ritchie is an independent dress historian specialising in fashion, film and consumer cultures. Her true great loves – film and fashion – began when she watched her first film noir, The Big Sleep, as a teenager and fell in love Bacall and Bogie hook line and sinker. Some of her favourite films include Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Beetlejuice, Double Indemnity and Cry Baby. You can find her over on Twitter at @CasciTRitchie & her blog www.casciritchie.com.

 

 

 

Katie Duggan is a recent graduate of Princeton. Hailing from New Jersey, she has a love-hate relationship with both the Garden State and the film Garden State. She loves musicals and coming-of-age stories, and her favorite movies include Rushmore, Harold and Maude, and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. You can follow her on Instagram @katdug_ or on Twitter @realkatieduggan.

 

 

 

Amelia Harvey is a freelance writer, frustrated novelist and occasional wrangling of international students. She is especially interested in LBGTQ culture and 1960s and 70s music. She also writes for Frame Rated, The People’s Movies and Unkempt Magazine, amongst others. Her favourite films include Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Moulin Rouge and Closer. You can find her on Twitter @MissAmeliaNancy and letterboxd @amelianancy

 

 

 

Megan Christopher is a freelance film and culture journalist based in Manchester, UK. She has written for outlets such as Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, i_D and Gay Essential. Her writing tends to focus on issues of identity and sexuality. Outside of journalism, Megan’s main interests are WKD, crop tops and lesbianism.

 

 

 

Madeleine Sinclair is a film student at the University of Winchester currently working on a dissertation on women killers in giallo films. She’s a big horror fan (the tackier the better) and also loves sci-fi and fantasy. Right now, she thinks her favourite films are Pan’s LabyrinthThe Wicker Man and Deep Red but she is also very indecisive. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @madeleinia and Letterboxd here

 

 

 

Kyndall Cunningham is a freelance writer from Baltimore, covering film, television and pop culture. Her favorite films include The Parent Trap (1998), MoonlightFatal Attraction and Sister Act. She’s open to discuss any chick flick from the early aughts. You can follow her on Letterboxd and on Twitter @kyndallrenec
 
 
 
 
 

Juliette hails from an Indiana town with about 1500 inhabitants, most of whom are her cousins. She has a BA in comparative lit and is currently working toward her MA in cinema studies at SCAD. Juliette likes Diet Coke, sweatshirts, and Joan of Arc narratives.

 

 

 

 

Alannah Fleming is a politics graduate from Ireland, who is somehow still surviving in Glasgow. She enjoys bad slasher movies, freaking out at Shonda Rhimes’ story-lines, and all the work of David Fincher. Her favourite movies are La La Land, Gone Girl, Grease and Obvious Child. Find her on Instagram at lanafleming and giving Twitter another go at AlannahSFleming.

 

 

 

 

Kassandra is a Swedish undergraduate in Media and Communications, working part-time as an audio-visual technician at her local cinema. Her favorite movie is World of Tomorrow, and you can follow her on twitter @donhertzfeldt

 

 

 

 

Eszter Jászfalvi is from Budapest, Hungary and a self-proclaimed perfectionist, budding actress, bibliophile, and beginner cook. Her favourite films include The Virgin SuicidesMarie Antoinette, Psycho, Donnie Darko, and Brokeback Mountain. She’ll watch anything that Tim Burton and Wes Anderson makes, and whatever Dane Dehaan and Mia Wasikowska act in.  You can find her on Instagram @esztisworld, letterboxd here and Twitter here

 

 

 

Kelsie Dickinson is a super-gay wannabe film-maker. She loves independent cinema, especially horrors and films with nice lighting. Her favourite films are Lost in Translation, the original Evil Dead and It Follows. You can follow her on twitter @punkrocket_ and under the same user on instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex is a child of the late eighties, a horror fan, and an unapologetic feminist. Playwright and visual artist, too. She writes film criticism at onecriticalbitch.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST WRITERS

Abby Monteil

Abigail Weil

Adelle Drover

Alex Dewing

Alex Williams

Alexandra Colatosti

Alex Lei

Allison Valiquette

Amelia Merrill

Anna Crawford

Anna Harvey

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Ariane Anantaputri

Beth Inglis

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Blair Krassen

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Brooke Sonenreich

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Caitlin Kennedy

Camilla Cabras

Carmen Paddock

Cathy Brennan

Chiara Campagnaro

Ciara Pitts

Claire White

Cody Corrall

Courtney Cheshire

Deren Akin

Dorothy Bendel

Elise Hassan

Ell Hoffman

Emily D’Gyves

Emily Garbutt

Emily Gett

Emily Maskell

Ferdosa Abdi

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George Westaway

Georgia Davis

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Halima Hassan

Ioanna Micha

Isabella DeLeo

Isabelle Miller

Ivana Brehas

Janet Reinschmidt

Jenni Holtz

Jenna Kalishman

Jennifer Verzuh

Jess Jasper Blair

Joanna Mason

Joseph Kime

Juliana Ukiomogbe

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Kaleigh Howland

Katarina Docalovich

Kathy Li

Kelechi Ehenulo

Kim Morrison

Krysten Jackson

Lana Rhiannon

Laura Venning

Lauren Busser

Lauren Garczynski

Lauren Pinnington

Leigh-Anne Ashton

Liaba Nisar

Lily Bailey

Liz Hew

Lorna Codrai

Lucy Palmer

Lydia Spencer-Elliott

Madeleine Sinclair

Marianna Aloiso-Seale

Marianne Eloise

Marina Vuotto

Mary Bolton

Megan Christopher

Megan Scott

Megan Sergison

Melynda Malley

Michaela Barton

Olivia Asante-Siaw

Olivia Smith

Pim Wangtechawat

Rachel Chandler

Rahul Patel

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Tara Jennett

Tess Macallan

Thalia Castro

Thomas Atkinson

Toni Stanger

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Zoe Crombie

Zoey Hickman

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