Meet the Team
Matt co-founded WhatCulture in its earlier form - as film blog ObsessedWithFilm.com - as a direct response to Superman Lives being terrible in 2006. Since then, the Editor-in-chief has overseen major expansions and development, including his brainchild, the WWE section.
Having been with the site since 2008, Simon now works across all our sections as Executive Editor and is WhatCulture's most read writer. He can be found tightly clutching his trophies for User Of Longest Words, Bestest Grammar, and Least Helpful At Writing Bios.
Scott has been WhatCulture's Games Editor since 2014, and in that time he's kindled a few bonfires, been yelled at by his genetically identical twin and thwarted an evil tyrant’s reign with a shovel. It’s been said that no one truly understands the entire Metal Gear Solid universe, but he laughs long and hard into the face of such detractors. Nanomachines, son.
Benjamin A. Richardson was born in 1987 and is still not dead. Despite styling ostentatious white specs, having a musical taste set firmly in the 1800s, and attempting his own translation of À la recherche du temps perdu, he insists he isn't an 'insufferably pretentious twit'. He is, though. And a flag fan, or 'flan', if you will. Coincidentally, Benjamin lives alone.
Square eyes on a square head, trained almost exclusively to Pro Wrestling, Sunderland AFC & Paul Rudd films. Responsible for 'Shocking Plans You Won't Believe Actually Happened', some of the words in our amazing Wrestling bookazines (both available at shop.whatculture.com), and probably every website list you read that praised Kevin Nash.
Jen is WhatCulture's resident expert on both the world of Disney, and the fantastical output of Universal Studios. On a recent visit to Los Angeles, she was forced to break up a bar fight between [name redacted for legal reasons] and [name redacted for legal reasons] from HBO's Game of Thrones.
A caffeine-dependent life-form from the frozen wastes of north east Scotland. He once tried to start a revolution but didn't print enough pamphlets, so hardly anyone turned up. Give him a follow @andyhmurray. You'll have a great time. Maybe.
Audio / Video
Sometime in 2004, Kris decided to edit a video for a laugh. Well, the joke was on him it seems because now he has to come to WhatCulture and do it every single day. All that's really changed in that time is that now he exports to YouTube instead of a VHS. Yes, an actual VHS, that's how long he's been honing his craft.
Jules joined WhatCulture in 2016 and since then the amount of fires in the office seems to have risen in direct contrast to the number of pets going missing around the Gateshead area. Well versed in editing/presenting/stealing writers content and not giving them due credit, he can be found floating between all of WhatCulture.com's YouTube channels picking fights, usually with his son Ewan chasing in his wake.
Once known as Hobo Joe, he died tragically on the wrestling channel but from his ashes rose the bearded phoenix known as Phil Chambers. When he's not editing videos or appearing on the channel, Phil is the Kevin Dunn of Defiant Wrestling, only with less cuts and none of that stupid text on the screen. Follow him! Twitter: @PhilMyChambers
Born in Theatre, sits at a Computer. After over a decade of tinkering with Video Editing software, Rich gets to spend his precious time editing whatever's thrown at him. Also the go-to for Doctor Who, and could tell you why Sans Serif fonts are better than most. Still occasionally tap dances under the desk.
Born in Sunderland, James learned his craft in Leeds and London, bouncing around the BBC and various Post-Production Houses before returning to the North East to stake his rightful claim as WhatCulture Fifa World Cup Champion. He also edits videos and manages the main WhatCulture YouTube channel.
Video Games, Star Wars, James Bond, Fried chicken & Wrestling are my passions in that order. Now pleasantries are done with, I used to work in Film & TV, but now I Edit, Present, Write and Manage for this lovely website and it's Youtube Channels.