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freelance writing

I have been a freelance writer specialising in arts and film since sometime the mid 2000s. I've written for outlets including The Guardian, SBS Movies, RealTime, the ABC and Metro Magazine. I've also been an on-air reviewer on ABC Local Radio in Hobart, a long-term reviewer for Australian Stage and a cultural commentator featured on Radio National and many podcasts and independent radio shows. From 2007-8 I even had a regular film review column in The Jakarta Post.

 

I love writing about arts and culture, and have lots of ideas but these days don't have time to pitch or seek opportunities in this space. If you like my writing and want to commission me, please get in touch. I actually have an idea for a niche but very cool film review/self-help column, so maybe we can chat about that....

book chapters

Ann Turner’s ‘Celia’: They Kill Rabbits, Don’t They? Briony Kidd Spectacular Optical Book One: Kid Power! (ed Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe) Spectacular Optical Publications, 2014, 

 

Dear Judy: Australian Girlhood Mythologised Briony Kidd Spectacular Optical Book One: Kid Power! (ed Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe) Spectacular Optical Publications, 2014

selected articles 

The 15 greatest Australian horror films – sorted [online] The Guardian. Briony Kidd, 2022. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/may/30/the-15-greatest-australian-horror-films-sorted

 

Tasmania became the gothic muse of Australian film and TV. [online] The Guardian. Briony Kidd, 2016. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/24/how-tasmania-became-the-gothic-muse-of-australian-film-and-tv.

Reading between the credits for Australian women directors [online] SBS Movies. Briony Kidd. 2014. Available at:

https://www.sbs.com.au/movies/blog/2015/07/14/reading-between-credits-australian-women-directors

 

They aren’t important in the way bigger mountains are, but... The life and times of Geoff and Liz

Dean Briony Kidd Island Magazine 2013 (132), pp. 22–30

https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.240069757705525.
 

Screening Indonesia: A New Era? Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2007 (154), pp. 56–59.

Kidd, B. (2007) ‘Screening Indonesia: A New Era?’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM),

(154), pp. 56–59. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/ielapa.003179959108183.

 

Telling Tasmanian Stories: Tales from a Fledgling Film Industry Briony Kidd Metro Magazine

2008(156), pp. 104–107 Kidd, B. (2008) ‘Telling Tasmanian Stories: Tales from a Fledgling Film

Industry’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), (156), pp. 104–107.

https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/ielapa.516928242639273.

 

Beyond the Grave: Horror and Indonesian Cinema Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2008(157), pp.

76–81 Kidd, B. (2008) ‘Beyond the Grave: Horror and Indonesian Cinema’, Metro. Australian Teachers of

Media (ATOM), (157), pp. 76–81.

https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.518605210052511.

 

Scream time: Women take power over horror Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2011 (173), pp. 102–105

Kidd, B. (2012) ‘Scream time: Women take power over horror’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media

(ATOM), (173), pp. 102–105. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.739755833661147.

 

Missing in Action: Where Are the Asian Films on Australian Screens? Briony Kidd Metro

Magazine 2012 (170), pp. 108–113 Kidd, B. (2011) ‘Missing in action: Where are the Asian films on

Australian screens?’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), (170), pp. 108–113.

https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.860391375776868

selected reviews

Archipelago Productions- Jean Genet's The Maids in Hobart [online] Memory Palace. Briony Kidd, 2021. Available at:

https://www.memory-palace.com.au/writing/themaids

 

Review of Nitram [online] Memory Palace. Briony Kidd, 2021. Available at:

https://www.memory-palace.com.au/writing/nitram

 

The Second Woman: the female star as agent. [online] RealTime.  Briony Kidd. 2017,

https://www.realtime.org.au/the-second-woman-the-female-star-as-agent/

 

The End Has No End: These Final Hours Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2014 (179), pp. 24–27 Kidd, B.

(2014) ‘The end has no end: These final hours’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), (179),

pp. 24–27. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.24717618034588.

 

Umbilical fears: Jennifer Kent's 'The Babadook' Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2014 (180), pp. 6–12

Kidd, B. (2014) ‘Umbilical fears: Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook”’, Metro. Australian Teachers of

Media (ATOM), (180), pp. 6–12. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/ielapa.516608944739460.

 

Blinded by belief: Nick Matthews' 'One eyed girl' Briony Kidd Metro Magazine 2015(185), pp. 16–21

Kidd, B. (2015) ‘Blinded by belief: Nick Matthews’ “One eyed girl”’, Metro. Australian Teachers of

Media (ATOM), (185), pp. 16–21. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/ielapa.415407591646042.

 

Outback outbreak: Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling on 'Cargo' and the Zombie film Briony Kidd

Metro Magazine 2018 (195), pp. 18–23 Kidd, B. (2018) ‘Outback outbreak: Yolanda Ramke and

Ben Howling on “cargo” and the Zombie film’, Metro. Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), (195),

pp. 18–23. https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.508710139326839

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