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The Honest Trailers writing team in 2019. (Left to right: Joe Starr, Lon Harris, Spencer Gilbert, Danielle Radford, Dan Murrell).

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 Edit

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Spencer J Gilbert has co-written around 300 episodes of Honest Trailers and over 200 episodes of Honest Game Trailers.

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 Edit

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Joe Starr has co-written almost 200 Honest Trailers.

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 Edit

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Danielle Radford has been a regular contributor to Screen Junkies since 2016 and has co-written over 20 Honest Trailers.

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 Edit

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Lon Harris has co-written over 50 Honest Trailers.

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 Edit

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Dan Murrell co-wrote over 300 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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

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Gilli Nissim co-wrote over two dozen episodes of Honest Trailers.

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.

Visit her Twitter profile and IMDb page for more information.

Erica Russell Edit

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Erica Russell co-wrote over two dozen episodes of Honest Trailers.

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.

Visit her Twitter profile and IMDb page for for information.

Andy Signore Edit

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.

Signore was fired in October 2017 amidst multiple allegations of professional misconduct during the Me Too movement, and has no further involvement with Honest Trailers, Screen Junkies or Defy Media.

For more information, see the Andy Signore page.

Brett Weiner Edit

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Brett Weiner, the co-creator of Honest Trailers. Brett also wrote and edited numerous episodes of the web series.

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

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Writer Ian Weinreich contributed to 30 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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.

Visit his IMDb page and Twitter profile for more information.

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

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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

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Zora Bikangaga co-wrote one Honest Trailer.

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

Received a writing credits on 1 Honest Trailer - 8 Mile, produced in 2015. Mike is also an actor and has appeared in small roles in several TV Shows, including NCIS. Visit his IMDb page here.

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

Received writing credits on 3 Honest Trailers - The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Lord of the Rings and Jurassic Park, which produced from 2012-2013. He is also an actor. Visit his IMDb page here.

Matthew Brian Cohen Edit

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Matthew Brian Cohen co-wrote 4 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Friday, produced in 2013. Nicole has produced several short films. Visit her IMDb page here.

Russell Eida Edit

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Russell Eida co-wrote 9 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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

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Charley Feldman co-wrote 2 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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.

Charley is a writer for the Disney animated show The Owl House. She is a writer and actress in many other shows. Visit her Twitter profile and IMDb page here.

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

Received a writing credits on 1 Honest Trailer - 8 Mile, produced in 2015. Visit his IMDb page here.

Gina Ippolito Edit

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Gina Ippolito co-wrote six episodes of Honest Trailers in the series' early days.

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.

Gina is a writer and actress. She has written for Regular Show and Murphy Brown. Visit her Twitter profile and IMDb page here.

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

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Titanic, which was produced in 2012. Jess is an actress and writer. Visit her IMDb page here.

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

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Christian Lynch co-wrote 4 Honest Trailers in the series' early days.

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

Received writing credits on 2 Honest Trailers - Captain America (1990) and Watchmen which were produced from 2016. Visit his IMDb page here.

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

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Frozen, produced in 2014. Marc has written for several other TV shows, including Before I Got Famous. Visit his IMDb page here.

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

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Dan Perrault co-wrote 10 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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

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Jason Pickar co-wrote 8 episodes of Honest Trailers.

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.

Jason is a stand-up and improv comedian. Visit his Twitter profile and IMDb page here.

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

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Home Alone which was produced in 2013. Alaina has also worked as a writers assistant and blogger for several TV series. Visit her IMDb page here.

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

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - Harry Potter which was produced in 2013. Jason has worked as a production assistant and producer for several TV series. Visit his IMDb page here.

Riley Silverman Edit

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Riley Silverman was brought in as a Doctor Who expert to work on the two Doctor Who Honest Trailers produced in 2018.

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.

Riley is a writer at Nerdist and a comedian. Visit her Twitter profile and IMDb page here.

Josh Simpson Edit

Received a writing credit on 1 Honest Trailer - 300, produced in 2014. Josh is also an actor. Visit his IMDb page here.

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

Received writing credit on 2 Honest Trailers - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and Les Miserables, both produced in 2013. Todd has also written several short films. Visit his IMDb page here.

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.

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