Meet the Team



JACK HOWARD  (@JackJackHoward)

A graduate in Literature, Jack founded the Berlin Film Journal’s parent organisation, the Berlin Film Society, in 2012. In between film programming, project management, and festival hopping, Jack dreams of buying a one-way ticket to Tokyo and producing cinematic documentaries.


NATHASHA O. KAPPLER  (@tashakappler)

Nathasha is a film programmer at Berlin Film Society and Deptford Cinema. She splits her time between studying Literature and Film in London, and contributing to SVLLY(wood) Magazine. She often gushes about cats, 90s Brit Pop, and unhinged heroines. She dreams of working on a Paul Thomas Anderson joint.




JORDAN O’SHEA (@jordanmoshea)
Staff Writer

Jordan is a multi-award-winning writer, filmmaker, and musician, with a dangerous adoration for speciality coffee. He dreams of making a film as good as The 400 Blows one day.    


SOPHIE MAYER (@sophieamayer)
Staff Writer

Sophie Mayer is a freelance writer, film critic and researcher based in Berlin. A graduate in English Literature and Film, she spends her time writing, philosophizing and examining films.


Staff Writer

Tanja is a film enthusiast, lover of all seventhies movies and shy writer of short and long film observations. Currently based in Berlin. Dreaming of being a film projectionist. Surprising you and herself.                                          .


MIKA MANNING (@mik_am2)
Staff Writer

Berlin-based, Irish-rooted artist Mika is a co-programmer for Berlin Film Society’s upcoming short film series Cherry Picks. They’re currently playing with all sorts of art projects, with the dream of one day telling a story.


Staff Writer

Rene Meyer-Grimberg has been watching films critically for herself with others in classes and at festivals for as long as she can remember. She consumes an inordinate amount of culture in all forms and travels a lot to keep it interesting. 


Staff Writer

Berlin-based writer of short fiction, essays and reviews. Equally indebted to Roger Ebert, David Foster Wallace, Rilke and Tool. I think stories is what we live for.  



Millicent Thomas is a freelance writer, Social Editor and podcast co-host at Screen Queens. Currently an undergraduate in Film Studies & Publishing, she longs for the day when Charles Xavier knocks on her door to tell her she’s the worlds most powerful mutant.


EDWARD JARUSIEWICZ (@landlubberer)

Edward is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and video editor located within the United States, where he is currently working towards a Film Studies degree. He dreams of maintaining a backyard pond and someday creating his magnum opus.



Australian-based freelance writer, aspiring screenwriter, and law graduate. Michelle is currently studying film and working towards becoming an admitted lawyer. In her spare time she likes to eat artisan sourdough and drink instant coffee while working on scripts.



William is a freelance writer and cinephile who enjoys swimming and studying languages, as
well as taking long walks in the evening. He currently resides in Los Angeles.




Megan Wilson is a freelance writer and film student from Manchester, currently assistant editing and podcasting at Screen Queens. She is an ardent lover of cats, critical theory, and Carol (2015).


MARCUS TELL (@matratal)

Berlin-based Film Director and writer of rebellious kind of films. Studied Film theory in Tel Aviv University, where he led a mutiny that managed to change the structure of the film department. Besides that, he’s a huge fan of European Arthouse cinema and social-realistic literature.


RUAIRI MCCANN (@langsmonkey)

A film writer, filmmaker and programmer based in Ireland and an auteurist with flexibility who adores his cat, weird fiction and John Ford.



Raised in Moscow, Ksenia is calling Berlin her adopted home for several years now. After finishing her linguistic studies and completing a journalistic traineeship, she wrote for both print and online media. As a film enthusiast and passionate storyteller, Ksenia is always happy to share with you some exciting facts around cinema.


Brian is a news reporter for The Express. He started his career working on documentaries for Shanghai based Pear Video. He has bylines in the South West London News and Mandy News, where he has interviewed Mike Leigh and Jan Harlan. Brian has also worked for Northern Ireland Screen and been awarded production grants for shorts and feature film development. 



Swati is a film enthusiast, freelance writer, and an aspiring screenwriter and novelist based in the ‘little red dot’, aka Singapore. Her natural habitat comprises, not necessarily in this order, good food, film, fotography, fiction, fitness, family and friends.