Projected Figures is a site dedicated to those creatures brought to strange, shimmering life on our screens, for our awe, our amusement, and occasionally our alienation.

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Anton Bitel was born in Australia, and has lived in the UK since 1989. Proud father of twins, occasional Classicist and full-time caffeine junkie, he compensates for a general sense of disgruntlement by moping about in darkened screening rooms watching other people’s joys and sorrows. He seeks elusive vicarious thrills from all genres and non-genres, but tends to prefer anything extreme, odd, miserable or tawdry.

He is at home with horror, ‘arthouse’, the avant garde and Asian cinema. A regular freelancer for Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, VODzilla.co, SciFiNow, Scene360, EyeforFilm, Rue Morgue and Dirty Movies, he also guests on BBC World Service’s The Arts Hour, podcasts for Truth & Movies, and is a programmer for the London Korean Film Festival. He joined the Online Film Critics Society in 2007 and the London Film Critics’ Circle in 2009.

Anton has contributed writing to the books Directory of World Cinema: Britain 2 (Intellect), World Film Locations: Sydney (Intellect), Cattet & Forzani (Queensland Film Festival), 30-Second Cinema (Ivy Press), Strickland (Queensland Fim Festival) and (in Korean translation) 한류를 읽는 안과 밖의 시선: 2024 K-콘텐츠 [The inside and outside perspectives of reading the Korean Wave: 2024 K-Content]. He has essays in the home release booklets for Arrow’s KoyaanisqatsiDonnie Darko, Audition, We Are The FleshThe VillainessBlade of the ImmortalDave Made A MazeClimax, Mega Time SquadAkio Jissôji: The Buddhist TrilogyOne Missed Call TrilogyI See You, Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway (on Crumbs), BloodhoundThresholdThe Last MatineeTwo WitchesIncredible But True, The Beta Test, Pandemonium and Nightsiren; Eureka!’s Journey to the Shore and Werewolf; Second Sight’s World On A WireThe StrangersParanormal ActivityThe Witch, MonsterPossessor and The Sacrament; Yellow Veil Pictures’ They Look Like PeopleFoxhole, The Saragossa Manuscript and Once Upon A Time In Uganda; Anti-Worlds’ Earwig; Umbrella Entertainment’s Them (Ils) and Tank Girl; and Curzon’s Peter Strickland: A Curzon Collection.

He has recorded an audio commentary for Arrow’s Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway (with Alexandra Heller-Nicholas), and video essays for Arrow’s The Deeper You DigSleep and The Leech, and for Radiance’s She Dies Tomorrow and Litan (the latter in the Jean-Pierre Mocky boxset The Agitator). He has served on juries for the inaugural Soho Horror Film Festival 2018 and 2019, Fantasporto 2019 (Fantasy) and 2020 (Director’s Week), GrimmFest 2019 and Grimmfest Easter Edition 2021, and Fractured Visions 2019.

Twitter: @AntBit

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Anton – Just wanted to chime in and thank you for for the piece on Vulcanizadora. I never really care if a critic likes my movies or not, I just want them to give them some thought and write sincerely. So I very much appreciate the intelligent words about a film that’s not easy to wrap your head around. Joel

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