idFilm emerged from an international message forum that began in 2004. The name was suggested by one of its members: "id for the unconscious drive, I.D. for identity, and even I'd film for our erstwhile/current ambitions... if you like".
Michael Pattison is based in Gateshead, England, where according to the local dialect I dee translates to "I do".
Michael has a first-class BA (Hons.) degree in Film and English Studies from the University of East Anglia and a distinction-standard MA in Film from Newcastle University. His articles have appeared in Senses of Cinema, New Empress, Filmkrant, Eye For Film, Jigsaw Lounge and The Big Picture, and he is a regular contributor to Front Row Reviews.