Søren Hough

Cancer Biologist, Journalist, and Science Writer

London, UK

Søren Hough

Cancer Biologist. Science Writer. Freelance journalist/editor. Founder/Editor-in-Chief at Movie Fail. Published at


London Film Festival 2017 Highlights

The London Film Festival sprawls across the city, from the café-laden streets of Shoreditch to the glamour of Southbank, by the Thames. Cult cinemas like the Prince Charles and megaplexes like the Odeon off Leicester Square premiere films from around the world. This year, festival darlings like Sally Potter (“The Party”) and Azazel Jacobs (“The Lovers”) found themselves front and center against a backdrop of drama, comedy and experimental art. Link to Story

On Seeing "Life Itself" at a Special Advance Screening

Red carpet, press wall, hors d'oeuvres. This was it, my first real film event. Link to Story

UMass begins ban on tobacco products

“The policy doesn’t say you can’t smoke – it just says you can’t smoke here,” Webley said.
The Daily Collegian Link to Story

Undergraduate scholar takes on the Film Festival

As the undergraduate student director of the Five College Film and Video Festival, Moulton oversees the film work of numerous Five College students, a job which she sees as vital to the future of film. “The emerging filmmakers at the Five Colleges will be the next generation of filmmakers and it is important to reach out to one another now to create the ties that will make us successful in the future,” she said.
The Daily Collegian Link to Story


Søren Hough

I currently work as the head science writer at Desktop Genetics where I cover advances and applications of CRISPR technology (

I am also a freelance entertainment journalist. My work has been featured on key industry-centric websites including ( and (

I brought my experience as an editor and writer to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian ( one year later as I began working for the paper as a film and science correspondent. In the spring of 2013, I was hired as the editor of the film section of the paper for the fall of 2013.

I also started Movie Fail ( in January 2012, a site dedicated to multimedia reviews, op-eds, academic essays, and news articles about movies and the film industry.

In December 2013, I graduated from the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies and Microbiology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The cover photo is a screen shot from Tete's short film, raintown.



  • Film Journalism
  • Film Critique
  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microbiology Research
  • Epigenetics Research
  • Molecular Biophysics Research
  • Social Media
  • Radio
  • Content Management