The Reel Bits is an independent site dedicated to bringing you the best cinematic offerings, comics, television shows and other geekery from around the world.
Logo and banner design by Nima Afshar.
Richard Gray - Editor, The Reel Bits
Richard began his career with the Bits back in the early part of the 21st century as a humble reporter in the DVD Bits salt mines, before graduating to reviewing. Having scared everybody else off, Richard now served as Editor-in-Chief to the DVD Bits machine until its active closure in 2012. In 2010, Richard launched The Reel Bits, aimed at the latest cinema reviews and film festivals. It is now the beast that you see before you.
Richard’s writing has also been published in places as diverse as AUSTAR Magazine, Blockbuster Interaction, SBS Film’s Social Review, ArtsHub, Trespass Magazine, METRO Magazine, the official Japanese Film Festival Blog, Ultimate Disney and the KOFFIA program. Richard has also written and taken photos for FasterLouder, one of Australia’s leading live music sites, and was a regular contributor to AtTheCinema. In 2011, Richard became one of the Publicity Assistants on KOFFIA, helping to launch their first official blog as the KOFFIA Blog Editor. Richard is also a member of the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA), which in turn is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). In 2012, Richard was a member of the jury for the KOFFIA Short Film Competition.
You can hear Richard weekly on the Geek Actually podcast network as the co-host of two ongoing shows: Film Actually and Behind the Panels, and semi-regularly on the ABC Radio Overnights program. He is also available for opinion pieces on radio and other media, having also appeared on ABC Local and Eagle FM.
Available for: Freelance writing, radio and camera appearances, public speaking, film juries, interviews and media commentary. Please contact via email for any media enquiries.
Reviewer, periodic shut-in, full-time grump
A film and TV geek from the moment he saw the first two Superman films – we’re talking from the age of three here – Paul’s mind has been thoroughly warped by excessive exposure to the heady delights of moving pictures. As such, he still struggles to understand why not all of life’s problems can be resolved within thirty-to-ninety minutes with an inspiring speech and a shopping montage, and why canned studio laughter doesn’t sound off when he makes a “witty” remark. Years of therapy failed to undo this problem, but in the meantime he has inflicted his opinions on contributed reviews to the cult/horror/trash film site Digital Retribution and the Monash University student paper Lot’s Wife. Since joining DVD Bits in mid-2009, he’s continued to stick it to the IMDB user who told him he “had no future as a reviewer” following a negative write-up of Dirty Deeds. So there.
Out of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, Paul’s tally currently stands at an unimpressive 378, but he has seen every single episode of Space: 1999.