RE: Job No. 492354 Presenter- Toasted TV

To the Toasted TV team,

Audition video link: https://backflipbacchi.com/2016/09/21/toasted-tv-audition-video/

A week ago, my friend Dean Rankine, who {appropriately!} is an artist for ‘The Simpsons’ comics, sent me a link to your advertisement for the role of female co-host on Toasted TV and encouraged me to apply. If you would rather WATCH than read this cover letter, here is a video resume for you: https://backflipbacchi.com/2016/09/21/video-resume/

With over 300 hours of green screen, in-studio, on location, interviewing and moderating experience, the majority of which has been popular culture related, I believe I would be a great asset to your team. Here is why:

  • Working with children every day for the last 3 years in a public library environment, building literacy through craft, storytime, and interactive, fun events for ages 0-15+. Engaging with the young adult market through 2 years of monthly comic book meetup events at Brisbane Square Library with Dr Paul Mason (Doctor of Visual Arts, University Lecturer at Griffith Art School ~ current Project: Phantom – Frew Comics, Eldritch Rid: Bone Wars – Gestalt Comics, The Soldier Legacy – creator owned series). Link: https://backflipbacchi.com/category/comic-book-meetup/
  • Hosting and panel moderating for over 100 international, national, & local comic book, author, actor, voice actor guests for 12 Oz Comic Con events across the country. Link: https://backflipbacchi.com/oz-comic-con/
  • Hosting the main stage for Brisbane Zombie Walk, in front of thousands of zombified people, since 2014. Also, crowned Australian Zombie Walk Queen 2013 by Foxtel (who air The Walking Dead in Australia). Link: https://backflipbacchi.com/category/brisbane-zombie-walk/
  • Presenting wildlife demonstrations with Bawden’s Cockatoo Chaos, with my zookeeper best friend Ben, since 2009, with our birds and reptiles. In my downtime, I help out at his #chaosfarm, which has been the feature of many TOTALLY WILD segments. They also filmed my rescue galah, Rosie’s, surgery at the Brisbane Bird Vet a few months ago (I was pacing nervously in the background!). Link @ 19:45min: http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/totally-wild/season-23/episode-114
  • 70+ episodes of ‘The Late Nite Show’ on 31 Digital which was a LIVE weekly variety, comedy hour for which I was a co-host and pop culture correspondant from 2013-2015. Link: https://backflipbacchi.com/2016/09/21/31-digital-showreel-the-late-nite-show-this-town-brisbane-adventures/
  • Started out in 2012 hosting a pop culture ‘Geek Speak’ webseries for youtube that was then broadcast on 5 community tv channels across Australia and New Zealand. Link: https://backflipbacchi.com/category/geek-speak-archive/
  • Bachelor of Arts (Majors: Public Relations, Journalism & Media Studies). Understanding of effective brand management strategies in developing appropriate content with mixed-media formats. Understanding of target market analysis, for example, Toasted TV’s audience may be the 5-15yr old demographic who are not yet old enough to access the internet, or youtube, on their own without parental supervision.

Please add me on LinkedIn for a comprehensive outline of my experience: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandabacchi

Twitter & Instagram: @backflip_bacchi – see bottom of this page!
Facebook: Amanda Bacchi

Written References: https://backflipbacchi.com/2016/09/15/written-references/

If you require additional verbal/phone/skype references, please contact me via phone or email.

Thank you for your time in process of my application. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Amanda Bacchi
Ph: 0407371951
PO Box 69, Clayfield QLD 4011
[email protected]

21 September 2016

Toasted TV Team
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive
Mt Coot-tha, QLD 4066
GPO BOX 751, Brisbane, QLD 4001
Ph: 07 3214 1010