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UPntdBmMHallo. My name is Siân, as my website URL cleverly suggests. My mum wishes I would write a book already. She also wishes I would win the lottery already, which is somehow decidedly more likely. I like ice cream and watching films. Also, narwhals. I really like narwhals.

I have a background in social media and project management/event logistics, which I tend to call “cat wrangling” [LinkedIn]. I also write about loads of things—mostly films (see: Film School Rejects, Nonfics, The 405, Cinefilles, Women & Hollywood, GeekPr0n, and the TIFF Midnight Madness and Vanguard blogs). I’m the Founder of The MUFF Society, a super rad feminist community that champions women in film and television industry. I also produced and co-hosted the now-retired 405 Film Podcast. This one time I handed Daniel Radcliffe a Diet Coke and he said “thanks.”

Currently in Toronto; formerly London, England and NYC.

Want me to write for you? Edit a cat into a picture? Hand you a Diet Coke? Get at me: sianmelton [at] gmail.com. 

Melton, 28, has worked in film for years, managing theatre operations for several festivals. This, combined with her passion for the silver screen, led to a conclusion many are quick to reiterate: there’s simply not enough attention paid to women in film. ‘Even in 2015, the film industry is very much a white dude club,” she writes in an email. “And only loud voices and unending support will change that.” NOW MAGAZINE

“Geena Davis said it really well when she said that in the movies, you can make a woman a doctor, she can be the president, and it will inspire young girls. Like, ‘If Geena Davis can be president, I can be too.’ But at the same time, ‘If Kathryn Bigelow can make an action movie, so can I!'” CINEFILLES

“I don’t like the guilt and judgment associated with liking certain films, usually chick flicks, and wanting to identify as a feminist,” says Sian Melton, founder of the MUFF Society. “Bring It On was written by a woman, starred all women, and grossed $90-million at the box office. That’s rad and fuck it if I’m supposed to feel guilty about it because they wore short skirts.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL