Cinematary is a film discussion podcast (and now also a print criticism site) started by a group of students who met while studying at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. It was created by Zach Dennis, Andrew Swafford, and Dylan Moore in conjunction with the Tennessee Journalist website, which was a part of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. Since then, Cinematary podcast has separated from the publication and moved into an independent venture, though they have always been close partners with the University of Tennessee Cinema Club.
WHO WE ARE
Zach was a co-founder of the podcast and created the idea after deciding to make a podcast about movies for the Tennessee Journalist publication. He now works in the journalism field as an online content producer (currently located in Savannah, GA) and has appeared as the host of Cinematary on every episode.
Andrew is another founding member of the podcast and was apart of the first episode with Zach and Dylan. Heworks as a high school English literature teacher and shares his passion for film with his lovely wife, Jessy.
Lydia joined the podcast after the third episode when they discussed the work of director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. She worked as president of the UT Cinema Club and is currently a graduate student in library sciences at Indiana University, aspiring to work as a film archivist.
Nathan joined the podcast after a few months, but recently became one of the most consistent members. He was president of the UT Cinema Club and has had film reviews, essays, and video essays published in The Daily Beacon, PopOptiq, The Film Stage, and Fandor KeyFrame. He is now a graduate student at Columbia University.
Dylan was one of the founding members of the podcast and participated in the first episode along with Zach and Andrew. He has since contributed to multiple other episodes, but seems to be somewhat of a recluse. He also lacks the motor skills to drink a cup of tea.
Jessica is the newest core member of the Cinematary team, but was one of the podcast's earliest listeners and is one of the team's closest friends. She is now working as a freelance journalist, and aspires to one day be a food critic. Her Letterboxd following is extensive.
John is a creator of comics and animated short films, including an award-winning piece called "The Van" as well as the new short "QWERTY". John was the first animated film production graduate from the University of Tennessee; he aspires to one day work for LAIKA, Cartoon Saloon, or Pixar Studios.