Hello, I’m Bradley J. Dixon. I’m a writer, critic, film programmer, radio host and audio producer from Melbourne, Australia.
I’m a former editor of the film journal Senses of Cinema and co-founder and editor of The Essential, a two-time AFCA Award winning online publication of film and music criticism. As a freelance critic, my writing on cinema and pop culture has been published in Bright Wall/Dark Room, Junkee, Film Blerg and elsewhere.
I am a member of the Australian Film Critics Association and the committee of the Melbourne Cinémathèque, and have served on the feature film programming panels for the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF). You can occasionally hear me hosting The Graveyard Shift or Room With a View on Melbourne’s 3RRR Radio.
I’m currently a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, and a member of the Screen & Sound Cultures collaborative research group. My research focuses on persona and practice in comedy media.
You can find me on Twitter at @bradleyjdixon.
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PhD in Media and Communication
Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours), 2019
Bachelor of Communication (Media), 2018
This paper applies the theory of parafictional persona to This Is the End (2012), positioning its ensemble cast as a key example of an increasingly common occurrence: actors and performers playing themselves in fictional media.