DocGeeks was set up in August 2011 by Dutch-born journalist Alexandra to further an exciting career in media. With her passion for the genre, the blog finally gave her a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. When she is not blogging or watching films she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. Alexandra is always welcoming freelance work and loves to talk about being involved in other creative projects.
Twitter – @KHutts
Kristy is an associate producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto. She is a recent graduate of City University London, where she got her Master’s in International Journalism specialising in radio reporting. She also holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she studied print and TV journalism, as well as documentary filmmaking. Early on, Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans got her hooked on docs and she has been obsessed with them since. Her other favourites are Grizzly Man, The Invisible War, and anything on Al Jazeera English.
Emma’s passion for documentary film developed whilst studying History and Politics at Warwick University. After interning for the BBC’s international documentary strand ‘Storyville’ she became intent on working in the documentary film-making industry and now works for a London-based independent production company [Spirit Level Film]. Emma is one of the only documentary-lovers around that thinks Errol Morris’ films are boring.
Twitter – @IlonkaO
Ilonka is a Dutch journalist with a passion for films, documentaries, animals and travel. Working as a pensions journalist during the week, she is also a regular contributor to DocGeeks and Activisionary. As a movie and documentary lover, she would love to one day write about films fulltime.
Twitter – @MyriamDijck
Recently appointed as editor of the award winning student newspaper The River, Myriam is now in her final year of her journalism course at Kingston University. She is a real night-owl who can only get things done when there are minimal distractions. Her ambition is to settle for nothing but the best and she is aiming at a career in either documentary filmmaking or television production.
Hazel is a freelance journalist from Dublin. Although reality TV is really not her thing, she feels it has done a certain amount to open people’s minds to the power of social observation, and therefore the wonder of documentaries. She has contributed to a number of magazines, including Monocle, IMAGE and The Irish Independent Life magazine. Guilty pleasure: old-school musicals.