CinePunked are film historians Robert JE Simpson & Dr Rachael Kelly. They’re joined by a roster of friends and colleagues for podcast and live events.

Robert JE Simpson -founder and host of CinePunked. Writer, artist and critic. Formerly an archivist for Hammer Films, he was founding editor of Diabolique magazine and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Ulster. He holds a BA and MA in Film Studies and specialises in horror and cult cinema.
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Dr Rachael Kelly – acclaimed author of science fiction and film theory. Her book Mark Antony and Popular Culture was published by IB Tauris in 2014 and her debut novel Edge of Heaven was released in 2016. She has a PhD in Film Theory, with a specialism in the Hollywood toga epic, and her family won’t watch historical films with her anymore.
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Conor Smyth – is a writer who has contributed to BelfastFilm, Banterflix and currently edits the film section of The Thin Air. He is a regular contributor the live CinePunked events.

Ben Simpson – musician and teacher by day, audio whizz by night. He is drummer for metal band Sinocence. Ben is the producer of the CinePunked podcast and our technician for our live shows. He is our voice of the people and is the only one of the group not to have studied film.
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