Over 45 writers have contributed to the Honest Trailers series since its inception in 2012. Episodes of Honest Trailers are written by a team of people, usually between 3-6 people. In addition, Screen Junkies has employed several uncredited staff writers over the years. The writers have a dedicated writers room at the Screen Junkies offices. This page is divided into three sections: current writers; key past writers for writers who made significant contributions to the series; and other past writers for writers with 10 or fewer writing credits on the series.
Current writers Edit
Arranged in writing credit order
Spencer Gilbert is head writer and producer for Honest Trailers. Spencer Gilbert joined Screen Junkies in 2013 and has received writing credits on around 300 Honest Trailers -- close to all of them. He is also credited as a writer on all 200+ Honest Game Trailers, and all Honest Anime Trailers. As a producer on the series, Spencer has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Short Form Variety Series" four times, in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In addition to his work on Honest Trailers, Spencer has written and appeared extensively on Screen Junkies programming including Movie Fights, The Screen Junkies Show, SJU and many other shows. Spencer was also co-creator and writer on Screen Junkies' original scripted sitcom Interns of F.I.E.L.D., and a writer for Screen Junkies Roasts. Prior to joining Screen Junkies, Spencer worked for The Onion. He also wrote an episode of the sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
See the Spencer Gilbert page for more information.
Joe Starr is a writer and producer for Honest Trailers. Joe Starr joined Screen Junkies in 2015 and has received writing credits on almost 200 Honest Trailers, more than half ever produced. For his work on Honest Trailers, Joe has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Short Form Variety Series" twice, in 2018 and 2019.
In addition to his work on Honest Trailers, Joe has appeared extensively on Screen Junkies programming including on SJU, Movie Fights and numerous special features. Joe was a writer and performer on Screen Junkies Roasts. Joe is also a stand up comedian and has released one comedy album titled "Heroic Effort," and one comedy EP titled "A British Murder Robot Tries Stand Up Comedy For The First Time." Joe has a background in improv comedy and taught improv at the San Francisco Comedy College. He has also written humorous articles for websites including Pajiba and Uproxx.
See the Joe Starr page for more information.
Danielle Radford is a writer for Honest Trailers and co-host of Movie Fights. She has received writing credits on 20+ Honest Trailers including Black Panther which was produced in 2018, plus dozens of episodes in 2019, starting with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In addition to her work on Honest Trailers, Danielle also appears on Movie Fights as social media ambassador and judge. She has also appeared several times as a Movie Fights contestant and occasionally as a TV Fights contestant. Danielle also appears regularly on SJU, Screen Junkies' daily news show. Danielle joined Screen Junkies in 2016 and was a key contributor to the Screen Junkies News channel in its early days.
Danielle is also a stand-up comedian, voice over actor, singer, actor and screenwriter. She has appeared on several other pop culture web channels including Geek & Sundry, Nerdist and Hyper RPG. She also hosts a podcast called Tights and Fights which is about wrestling. Danielle also writes pop culture articles for FANDOM.
See the Danielle Radford page for more information.
Lon Harris is a writer for Honest Trailers. Lon Harris has received writing credits on 50+ Honest Trailers, from late-2017 on. In addition to his work on Honest Trailers, Lon has contributed to numerous other Screen Junkies shows. He is writer/researcher for Movie Fights. In addition, he writes many other videos such as Cram It!, and many episodes of Screen Junkies' Facebook series The Dailies. Over the years, Lon has appeared in several on-screen roles including as a Movie Fights competitor, as Movie Fights judge, as panelist on SJU, Charting With Dan and many other shows.
Lon was editorial director at Mahalo.com where he created and hosted the series This Week in YouTube. Lon was head writer/producer for YouTube channel What's Trending. Lon was Senior Content Director at Ranker, and also created and wrote the 2014 scripted web-series Frankenstein MD, a modern day comedic retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Lon is currently Editor-In-Chief of website Inside.com which provides human-curated news feeds of trending topics.
See the Lon Harris page for more information.
Key past writers Edit
Past writers with more than 20 writing credits. Arranged in alphabetical order.
Dan Murrell is a former writer, producer and editor for Honest Trailers. Dan Murrell joined Screen Junkies in 2012 and received writing credits on over 300 Honest Trailers. As a producer of Honest Trailers, Dan was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Short Form Variety Series" four times, in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In addition to his work on Honest Trailers, Dan wrote for and appeared extensively on Screen Junkies programming, including doing regular video movie reviews, presenting the box office analysis show Charting With Dan, judging and competing on the debate show Movie Fights, and much more. Dan was also co-creator and writer on Screen Junkies' original scripted sitcom Interns of F.I.E.L.D. Prior to joining Screen Junkies, Dan worked as a freelance editor. He has also worked as assistant and production assistant on numerous shows including The Sarah Silverman Program and Farmer Wants A Wife. Dan left Screen Junkies in 2020 to start his own movie-themed YouTube channel.
See the Dan Murrell page for more information.
Gilli Nissim Edit
Gilli Nissim received writing credits on 25 Honest Trailers from 2013 - 2014, starting with Thor: The Dark World and concluding with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Gilli is also a credited writer on a few episodes of The Screen Junkies Show and on the one-time series swap video Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 13 Minutes or Less.
After leaving Screen Junkies, Gilli was a writer for comedy web series Gay of Thrones. Gay of Thrones has been nominated for the Emmy award "Outstanding Short Form Variety Series." This is the same award Honest Trailers had been nominated for four times. Gilli is also a TV actress and has appeared in many shows including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Erica Russell Edit
Erica Russell received writing credits on 29 Honest Trailers in 2015, from The Maze Runner to Furious 7. For her work on Honest Trailers, Erica was nominated for 2015 Streamy Award for 'Best Writing.' Erica is also credited as a writer on a couple of episodes of The Screen Junkies Show and one episode of Honest Game Trailers - Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.
Erica is also a comedian and writer-for-hire. In 2016, she spoke out about alleged mistreatment by police.
Andy Signore is the co-creator of Honest Trailers, the former boss of Screen Junkies and former Senior Vice President of Content at Defy Media. He was also credited as writer and executive producer on the Honest Trailers series. As a producer on Honest Trailers, Signore was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Short Form Variety Series" twice, in 2016 and 2017. Signore received writing credits on over 200 Honest Trailers from 2012 - 2017.
Signore joined Break Media (Screen Junkies' former parent company) in 2011 and made videos for their website Break.com. Signore also co-created some of the earliest videos for Break's channel Screen Junkies including supercuts and humorous celebrity interviews. In addition, Signore created Movie Fights and co-created The Screen Junkies Show and Interns of F.I.E.L.D. Signore appeared extensively on Screen Junkies programming, including on Honest Trailers Commentaries, Screen Junkies News and Flick Bait.
For more information, see the Andy Signore page.
Brett Weiner Edit
Brett Weiner is the co-creator of Honest Trailers. Brett received a writing credit on 22 Honest Trailers. These included the first 21 Honest Trailers ever produced from 2012 - 2013. Brett is considered instrumental in establishing the tone of the series in its early days. Brett also edited several early episodes of Honest Trailers. Brett also co-created, wrote and produced The Screen Junkies Show which began production in 2011. He appeared occasionally on Movie Fights and TV Fights. Brett was also a co-writer on Screen Junkies scripted sitcom Interns of F.I.E.L.D.
In 2016, Brett returned to contribute to the Batman v Superman Honest Trailer because he had such strong opinions on the film. Brett also returned to Fandom Entertainment in 2019 to direct and produced the Fandom Uncovered documentary about Dungeons & Dragons. After leaving Screen Junkies, Brett has written and produced several other shows including 16-Bit High School. Brett has co-written a screenplay called Social Justice Warrior that is on the black list of the best unproduced screenplays.
Visit his IMDB page for more information.
Ian Weinreich Edit
Ian Weinreich received writing credits on 30 Honest Trailers, mostly from 2013 to 2014. Ian Weinreich's first writing contribution was Jurassic Park in 2013. He remained a regular writer until Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. Ian returned especially for the Honest Trailer for Spectre in 2016, which suggests he is a massive Bond fan. Ian was also a writer on Screen Junkies' scripted sitcom Interns of F.I.E.L.D.
Since leaving Screen Junkies, Ian has written on several other TV series including Skylanders Academy and Zac and Mia.
Other past writers Edit
Past writers with 10 or fewer writing credits. Arranged in alphabetical order.
Jack Allison Edit
Received writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - Transformers and Avatar, both produced in 2012. Jack is also credited as an editor on one episode. Jack has gone on to write for several awards show including The Emmys and The Oscars, plus Jimmy Kimmel Live! Visit his IMDb page here.
Roger Barr Edit
Roger Barr received writing credits on 3 Honest Trailers - Hulk (2003), Jupiter Ascending and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which were produced in 2015. Roger was also a regular contestant on Movie Fights, especially between 2014-2015. On Movie Fights, he was known for his great rivalry with Nick Mundy. Roger also appeared on TV Fights.
Roger has been a writer for over 20 years. He runs a pop culture comedy website called I-Mockery. Roger has also appeared numerous times at the UCB Tournament of the Nerds. Visit his website and Twitter profile here.
Emma Barrie Edit
Received writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - The Matrix and Home Alone, both produced in 2013. Emma has worked on several TV shows, including as staff writer for Idiotsitter and as writer and story editor on Splitting Up Together. Visit her IMDb page here.
Zora Bikangaga Edit
Zora Bikangaga received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Friday, produced in 2013. Zora is a writer and actor and has appeared on Drunk History and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Zora was trained in improv and sketch comedy at the UCB and Groundling Theatre. While Zora was in college, he conducted a social experiment where he put on a Ugandan accent. Visit his IMDb page here.
Keith Blomberg Edit
Received writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - Gravity and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, both produced in 2013. Keith has worked as a personal assistant and assistant director on several horror films. Visit his IMDb page here.
Mike Bridenstine Edit
Michael Busch Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, produced in 2012. Michael is also a producer and actor. He has appeared in small roles in several TV shows including Pretty Little Liars and Glee. Visit his IMDb page here.
Dave Child Edit
Matthew Brian Cohen Edit
Matthew Brian Cohen received writing credits on 4 Honest Trailers - Fight Club, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Saw and Maleficent, which were produced in 2014. Matt also co-wrote several episodes of Honest Game Trailers, including Kingdom Hearts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Hearthstone and more. Matt also co-wrote the one-time series swap video Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 13 Minutes or Less. Matt is a comedian. Visit his Twitter profile and IMDb page here.
Nicole Delaney Edit
Russell Eida Edit
Russell Eida received writing credits on 9 Honest Trailers - Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Skyfall, The Notebook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Les Miserables, Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead Part 1, Pacific Rim, Magic Mike which were produced from 2013-2015. Russell also co-wrote several episodes of The Screen Junkies Show.
Russell has worked as an assistant and production assistant on numerous TV shows including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and The Sopranos. In 2016, Russell was co-executive producer and writer for the TV Series Club de Cuervos. Visit his IMDb page here.
Charley Feldman Edit
Charley Feldman received writing credit on 2 Honest Trailers - Man of Steel and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, produced from 2013-2014. Charley was also a regular contributor to the Screen Junkies News channel from 2016 - 2017. She was also a regular contestant on TV Fights and Movie Fights.
Daniel Hartley Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Frozen produced in 2014. He is also credited as a lyricist on the Honest Trailer for Les Miserables. Daniel also appears as a vocalist in several musical episodes of Honest Trailers. Visit his IMDb page here.
Mike Holmes Edit
Gina Ippolito Edit
Gina Ippolito received writing credits on 6 Honest Trailers - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Skyfall, The Notebook, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Les Miserables and Harry Potter, which were produced from 2012 -2013. Gina also made a few appearances on TV Fights and Movie Fights, most notably in a Harry Potter themed episode where she argued about the rules of Quidditch with Spencer Gilbert.
Max Landis Edit
Max Landis received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, produced in 2016. Max Landis is a professional screenwriter known for writing the films Chronicle (2012) and Bright (2017). He made several appearances on both TV Fights and Movie Fights, where was known for his ability to pitch movies. Screen Junkies have not had anything to do with Landis since he was accused of sexual assault in 2017. Visit his IMDb page for more information.
Jess Lane Edit
Kevin Larsen Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - The LEGO Movie, produced in 2015. Kevin also co-wrote the one-time series swap video Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 13 Minutes or Less. Visit his IMDb page here.
Christian Lynch Edit
Christian Lynch received writings credit on 4 Honest Trailers - Transformers, Avatar, The Dark Knight and Inception, which were produced from 2012-2013. In 2017, he was a producer for several TV-themed after shows including Talking Dead and Beyond Stranger Things. Visit his IMDb page here.
Jason Mathews Edit
(Sometimes incorrectly credited as Jason Matthews) Jason Mathews received writing credits on 6 Honest Trailers - The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, 300, Forrest Gump, Captain America (1990) and Watchmen which were produced from 2012-2016. Visit his IMDb page here.
Jonathan Miceli Edit
Jordan Morris Edit
Jordan Morris received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Breaking Bad, which was produced in 2013. Breaking Bad was the first Honest Trailer for a TV series that Screen Junkies had ever produced. Screen Junkies hired Jordan Morris specifically to re-watch the entire series. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, "in what may be the greatest job ever, Break Media hired someone to watch every episode of Breaking Bad to help the team create the trailer. It took about seven days to watch all the episodes and grab the clips, plus another two days to edit the trailer." Jordan is a producer on Good Mythical Morning and The Daily Habit. Visit his IMDb page here.
Marc Muszynski Edit
John Norris Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Transformers: Age of Extinction, produced in 2014. John has worked as an editor and in the sound department on several TV shows. Visit his IMDb page here.
Dan Perrault Edit
Dan Perrault received writing credits on 10 Honest Trailers - from The Hunger Games to Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which were produced from 2012-2013. Dan is also credited as editor on some episodes. In addition, Dan co-wrote and produced many episodes of The Screen Junkies Show from 2012-2013.
Dan is creator, writer and executive producer for the TV series American Vandal. He has also appeared as an actor in several shows. From 2014 -2016, he hosted the show Reel Kids. Visit his Twitter profile and IMDb page here.
Jason Pickar Edit
Jason Pickar received writing credits on 8 Honest Trailers in 2013, from Superman IV: The Quest For Peace to The Matrix. Jason Pickar can be seen in the Making of Honest Trailers video for Star Trek Into Darkness.
Phil Rogers Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - X-Men Origins: Wolverine which was produced in 2013. Phil is a production manager. He was the production manager of The Screen Junkies Show and Honest Trailers. Visit his IMDb page here.
Alaina Sapienza Edit
Alex Sargeant Edit
(Sometimes incorrectly credited as Alex Sargant) Alex Sargeant received writing credits on 3 Honest Trailers, the first 3 ever: The Phantom Menace, Twilight and Titanic, all produced in 2012. Co-creator Andy Signore credits Alex with playing a significant role in establishing the series' style of humor. Alex has also published a novella called Sci-Fidelity. He is a stand-up and sketch comic. He also wrote for the TV series Attack Of The Show! Visit his IMDb page here.
Jason Shapiro Edit
Riley Silverman Edit
Riley Silverman has writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - Doctor Who (Modern) and Doctor Who (Classic), both produced in 2018. Riley was brought in as a Doctor Who expert to work on the Doctor Who Honest Trailers which were made for charity. She also received a writing credit on the Honest Teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Riley has also appeared on Movie Fights.
Josh Simpson Edit
Nick Smith Edit
Received writing credits on 4 Honest Trailers in 2014: Planet of the Apes (2001), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Ooze, The Expendables and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Visit his IMDb page here.
Todd Spence Edit
Jordan VanDina Edit
Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Entourage, which was produced in 2015. Jordan is also credited for additional editing on the same video. Jordan has written for several animated TV shows including Animaniacs and SuperMansion. Visit his IMDb page here.
Alexander Zeldin Edit
Received writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - Captain America: The First Avenger and The Lion King, which were produced in 2014. Alex has also worked as a producer on several TV shows. Visit his IMDb page here.