Chris MaGee, Founder/ Editor & Chief
Besides being the founder and editor & Chief of The J-Film Pow-Wow, Chris is the Co-programmer and Co-Director of The Shinsedai Cinema Festival with author and film curator Jasper Sharp. He has edited World Film Locations: Tokyo and has contributed to The Directory of World Cinema Japan, Vol. 2, both published by Intellect Books. Chris has also contributed liner notes and DVD extras for companies such as Evokative Films, Third Window Films and the KimStim Collection and has curated film programs across Canada. He lives with his girlfriend in Toronto, Canada.
By day Bob works in the IT industry, but by night he not only writes about film for The J-Film Pow-Wow, but also for Row Three, Albums You Just Gotta Hear..., and his own film blog Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind. Bob has contributed reviews to The Directory of World Cinema: Japan, volumes 1 and 2, both published by Intellect Books. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son.
Marc graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Film Studies. Besides his duties at The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow he writes for such film websites as Midnight Eye, Senses of Cinema, V-Cinema and Row Three, as well as writing his own film blog Subtitle Literate. Marc has contributed to The Directory of World Cinema: Japan, volumes 1 and 2, The Directory of World Cinema: France and World Film Locations: Tokyo, all published by Intellect Books. He lives in Oakville, Canada.
Matthew was born in England, but grew up Canada. He works in the film industry and is nearing completion on his debut feature film Bluebird. Besides writing for The J-Film Pow-Wow he has written for V-Cinema, contributed to The Directory of World Cinema: Japan and World Film Locations: Tokyo, both published by Intellect Books, and has produced DVD extras for Third Window Films. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his girlfriend and daughter.
Eric works in the magazine publishing industry by day and obsesses about Asian film by night. Besides writing film reviews and being the book review columnist for The J-Film Pow-Wow he has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo, published by Intellect Books. He lives just outside Portland, Oregon with his wife, J-Film Pow-Wow translator Chikako Hirao Evans.
Nicholas has been programming films and writing about film for over three decades. Starting in the 70's as an active member of the Seattle Film Society Nicholas went on act as a programmer and publicist for the Seattle International Film Festival and the Communications Director for Northwest Film Forum. Besides his duties at The J-Film Pow-Wow he writes for many film publications including EL Magazine, as well own film blog, A Page of Madness. He lives in Tokyo, Japan with his wife.
David Lam is a certified Asian film fanatic. Besides writing for The J-Film Pow-Wow he has written for V-Cinema, and he runs his own blog, Exiled Film Reviews where he brings his own personal brand of criticism and humour to not only Japanese film, but Hong Kong and Korean film as well. He and his wife live in Mississauga, Canada.
Chikako, The J-Film Pow-Wow's got-to translator, was born in Kyoto, Japan. She studied at Okanagan University College in British Columbia, Canada, and currently lives just outside Portland Oregon with her husband and J-Film Pow-Wow contributor Eric Evans.
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