About

Illustration by Sophie Blackhall-Cain for Make Nice 2016.

Illustration by Sophie Blackhall-Cain for Make Nice 2016.

Hi, I'm Brodie Lancaster, a writer and editor from Melbourne.  (You're on my website so you probably knew that already.) If that's where your info runs out, here's my deal:

I am the founder and editor of Filmme Fatales, a semi-regular print zine about the intersection of film and feminism. I work full-time as a senior editor at The Good Copy. I'm also the managing editor of Rooftop Cinema and a co-ordinator at the annual Independent Photography Festival.

Sometimes I DJ really badly, either solo as Baby Bonus (lol) or with my friend Sinead Stubbins as FEE£INGS. What I lack in technical skill I make up for with the sheer number of tracks with Nicki Minaj guest verses I can squeeze into a single set.

When I'm not doing all that, I write about pop culture, feminism and feelings for websites and magazines. I've contributed to places like Rookie, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, MTV News Jezebel, Vulture, Hello Mr, The Walkley Magazine, Kill Your Darlings, Noisey and The Pitchfork Review.

I am ~currently~ writing a pop culture memoir called No Way! Okay, Fine. which will be published by Hachette in 2017.

I am super nervous about public speaking, but I've controlled the urge to throw up at events, workshops and panels for Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers' Festival, National Young Writers' Festival, Signal Express, Jacky Winter, and RMIT and Melbourne universities. In 2015 I presented at Creative Morning Melbourne, was named (along with 29 others) one of Melbourne Writers Festival's '30 Under 30', and earned a spot on the shortlist of the Richell Prize literary award. I am very proud of those things, and the fact that I didn't conspicuously sweat through all my stage make-up when I gave a TED Talk at TEDxYouth@Sydney in 2015.

In past lives I was the managing editor of Portable.TV, the social media manager at Lifelounge Agency, and an online producer for the ABC's Heywire program.  I also worked at Big W and The Reject Shop.