Crosswired Entertainment Online

Mission Statement

To build a world-class entertainment and media enterprise that will generate a sound return, a strong competitive edge, and bring news to our clients in an efficient, and effective way in an expanding, yet increasingly competitive global market.


Company History

Crosswired Entertainment is the brainstorm of Janine Macdonald and David Griffith. Both were University students when they came up with the idea to create an entertainment website. They wanted to design a site that would cater to not only, their diverse musical tastes, but also to the taste of others.

Recruiting Luke Marten and Kyle McGrath in 2005, they started researching what was actually online already. Quickly realising that there weren’t any websites that they could access that categorized their diverse musical tastes, they set out to create a site that would.

From there the Crosswired Entertainment took on a life on its own. Instead of developing a musical site, it became a site where consumers could go to read about movies, music, books and essentially entertainment.

Crosswired Entertainment have not stopped there. They have gone from developing a website to developing their own television show called Xwired TV.

Produced by Southern Television, Xwired TV can currently be seen on Channel 31, Thursday night/Friday morning at 1am.

Crosswired Entertainment is also in the process of producing a radio show, called, naturally Xwired Radio.

Another exciting aspect of the website is a section called The Green Room. Split into four sections: Models Inc, Writer’s vault, Actors Workshop and Backstage, it is designed for models, writers, actors and musicians to have a place to put their folios up online.

While Crosswired Entertainment is still a fairly young company, they believe that they have the strengths to become a successful and viable company that will produce quality media vehicles.


Technical Capabilities

Like any entertainment company, technology is an important part of Crosswired Entertainment’s foundation. Every product developed by Crosswired Entertainment has been designed, manufactured and produced to the highest standards and over time, as our product range has grown so have our technical capabilities.

Crosswired Entertainment has a dedicated team, who are graduates of the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Public Relations)
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Media

Our Xwired TV team have had work experience in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Final Cut Pro/editing
  • Public Relations
  • Web Design
  • Set Design
  • Photography
  • Camera operating
  • TV/Film production

Our Products:

  • Xwired online
  • Xwired TV
  • Xwired Radio



An important part of an entertainment website is the writers that contribute whether it is through interviews, feature articles, reviews, or simply just news.

Crosswired online wants our readers to know our writers.

Currently our writing crew consists of Janine Macdonald, David Griffiths, and Luke Marten, Casper Davies, and Kyle McGrath.

Janine Macdonald

Janine Macdonald is a Bachelor of Arts graduate,in which she majored in Journalism and Public Relations.

She has been writing for Crosswired online since the beginning of its creation, and is responsible for the design of Crosswired online's website.

As well as a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Janine also has a degree in Professional Writing and Editing and Media Communication.

In the past Janine has worked for several different music websites including Faster Louder and has worked for several different magazines and fanzines including a Brazilian Kiss Army Fanzine.

When not aiding in the design of the website, and working as a freelance Journalist she also works as a Public Relations practitioner.

In here career as a Journalist she has had the chance to interview members of Kiss, Slaughter, Sebastian Bach, and Eric Singer to name a few.

Janine's Top Ten Bands

01. Jack Johnson

02. Bon Jovi

03. Jeff Buckley

04. U2

05. Nickelback

06. Kiss

07. Tim McGraw

08. Maroon five

09. Matchbox twenty

10. Keith Urban

Janine's Top ten Favourite songs

01. Hallelujah-Jeff Buckley

02. With or without you-U2

03. American Pie-Don McLean

04. Here comes the sun-The Beatles

05. Brown eyed girl-Van Morrison

06. Space Oddity-David Bowie

07. last kiss-Pearl Jam

08. Shandi-Kiss

09. Tijuana Jail-Gilby Clarke

10. Everywhere-Tim McGraw

Janine's Top Five movies

01. Interview with the Vampire

02. Dogma

03. The Third Man

04. Psycho

05. Dirty Dancing

Janine's Top Five Novels

01. The Stand by Stephen King

02. Kiss the girls-James Patterson

03. All the pretty horses-Cormac McCarthy

04. The Mummy-Anne Rice

05. The vampire chronicles by Anne Rice


David Griffiths

David Griffiths was once described in a writing anthology as one of Melbourne’s most promising and talented writers’. Surprising since his high school teachers thought he wouldn’t amount to much as he chose to ignore classes like science and math and instead follow his heroes like Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan and focus all his attention on Drama and Music. He also chose to listen in Literature and English.      


Since then David has studied Mass Media Communications, Literature, Film and Television as well as Professional Writing and Editing.Today he works for Southern Television as Pre-Production Manager and also does some work in radio as well as working on various screenplays and novels (some of which you can view on this website). You may have also have seen some of his reviews appearing in various publications.

In the past David has had a number of his screenplays appear on television and has had plays such as ‘When Irish Boys Are Dying’ and ‘The Puppy And The Goldfish’ performed professionally in Melbourne. He has also written a number of short stories and has shot many short films including ‘Park Girl’, ‘Undercover Guilt’ and ‘She’s Perfect’.David hasn’t lost his interest in music and in his spare time enjoys writing new music.

He also has a very large CD, DVD and video (yes he’s old enough to have the things that cam out before DVD’s) collection.

David's Top Ten Bands

01. Oasis

02. Paul Kelly

03. Nirvana

04. Nightwish

05. Smashing Pumpkins

06. Courtney Love

07. The Cranberries

08. Lil Kim

09. John Butler Trio

10. Garbag

David's Top ten songs

01. Golden years by David Bowie

02. When I first met your ma-Paul Kelly

03. Saltwater-Julian Lennon

04. Hazard-Richard Marx

05. Zombie-The Cranberries

06. heartshaped box-Nirvana

07. 1979-Smashing Pumpkins

08. Bat out of hell-Meatloaf

09. Death defy-Motorace

10. white monkey-Danielle Spencer

David's Five top movies

01. Chasing Amy

02. Trainspotting

03. Picnic at hanging rock

04. Bully

05. envy

David's Five top novels

01. The Infernal-Kym Wilkins

02. The Beach-Alex Garland

03. Green Light-Ray Mooney

04. Trainspotting-Irvan Welsh

05. The Vampire Chronicles-Anne Rice

Luke Marten

Luke graduated from Holmesglen College of Tafe in 2002, where he received a Diploma for Writing and Editing. He didn't want to be a Journalist, and his main interest in Writing was novel and screenplays.

Currently doing a degree in IT, in which he will eventually become a qualified microsoft computer expert, he is also in his sparetime writing a television show.

Luke brings to Crosswired online a very broad range of musical tastes, and has an passionate and keen interest in different genres. It is something that he enjoys sharing with other people.

Luke's Top Ten Favourite Bands

01. our lady peace

02. sevendust

03. Megadeth

04. Tool

05. Fear Factory

06. Spineshank

07. Life Imitating

08. Stabbing Westward

09. The Offspring

10. Alice in Chains

Luke's top Ten TV Shows

01. Buffy

02 .Roswell

03. Dawson's Creek

04 .One Tree Hill

05. Angel

06. Felicity

07. Smallville

08. Stargate SG-1

09 Brimstone

10. Party of Five

Luke's Top Five Movies

01. Fight club

02. I know what you did last summer

03. Chopper

04. Memento

05. Star Wars saga


Luke's Top Five novels

01. Messiah-Boris Starling

02. The Dark Field- Alan Glynn

03. Anita Blake books- Laurell K Hamilton

04. Icarus- Russell Andrews

05. A Green Light-Ray Mooney


Casper Davies

Casper has been in radio for four years, currently working for Radio Port Phillip while he also works for Southern Television. At Southern Television he works as on air presenter, and has worked on programmes such as Pathways, and Community TV. He is also one of the co-hosts for our soon to be aired x-wired TV.

A n esteemed electronica artist, he has produced several albums and has a new one coming out this year.

Casper listens to everything from Beethoven to heavy Metal, enjoying a broad taste of music, movies and books.        

Casper's Top Ten Favourite Bands

01. Pink Floyd

02. David Bowie

03. Kraftwerk

04. skinny puppy

05. Lolita Storm

06. Panacea

07. Beethoven

08. Negativeland

09. Devo

10. Kate Bush

Casper's top Ten Songs

01. Laughing Knome-David Bowie

02. Beautiful world-Devo

03. Set the controls for the heart of the sun-Pink Floyd

04. Happy birthday-mum and dad

05. I am the Walrus-The Beatles

06. Girl from Iponema-various

07. radioactivity-Kraftwerk

08. Beethoven's 5th symphony

09. stayin alive-The Bee Gees

10. Sex Ima-Berlin

Casper's Top Five Movies

01. Charlie and the Chocolate factory (original)

02. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

03. Time Machine (original)

04. Blade Runner

05. West World

Casper's Top Five novels

01. Origin Of Conscessness And THe Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Professor Julian Jaynes

02. Brave Neew World by Huxley

03. Go Ask Alice

04. Animal Farm-George orwell

05. Karma Sutra

Kyle McGrath


Kyle works for Southern Television, and has been there for just over a year, where he has become an expert audio and cameraman. He is one of the very few entertainment reporters to gain access to the Ghostrider's set in Melbourne.

Another of his career highlight's include being chased by the My Restaurant rules contestants.

He has also filmed a number of bands videoclips, such as clips for the Almaboobies and Tremedy.

He has a passionate love for anime and foreign films. He also loves cult films.

Kyle's Top Ten Favourite Bands

01. DVDA

02. D12

03. CKY

04. HIM

05. Tenacious D

06. Electric six

07. Chassis

08. Queen

09. Starsailor

10. Eminem


Kyle's top Ten Songs

01. Lose yourself-Eminem

02. Danger high voltage-Electric Six

03. Gaybar-Electric six

04. Radio Ga ga-Queen

05. Flesh into gear-CKY

06. 96 quiet bitter beings-HIM

07. Join me in death-Starsailor

08. Way to fall-Chassis

09. DMIRTY-Tenacious D

10. Tribute-Tenacious D

Kyle's Top Five Movies

01. Lord of the rings

02. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

03. American Psycho

04. Fear and loathing

05. Fightclub

Kyle's Top Five novels

01. Lord of the Rings-JR Tolkien

02. American Psycho

03. Fightclub

04. Fear and loathing

05. The bourne identity

Profiles written by Janine Macdonald