Episode 105: ‘Psycho’ with ‘Blue’ Director Gabriela Ledesma

Episode 105

7th November 2019

Director Gabriela Ledesma joins film critic Katie Walsh to discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho,’ her naval career, and how her own suicide attempt inspired her new film ‘Blue.’

Episode notes

Janet Leigh in a film still from 'Psycho' driving her car, staring right into the camera


Katie Walsh is back in the hosting chair this week to speak with the fascinating director of the new film Blue, Gabriela Ledesma. Gabby’s on the show to talk about the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho. She opens up about the dark subject matter of Blue and how her own suicide attempt inspired the film. She also discusses the lessons she learned during her naval career that she has applied to filmmaking. Plus, Katie and Gabby just generally obsess over the genius of Alfred Hitchcock.

Blue is streaming now.

And if you haven’t seen Psycho…what are you doing with your life?

With Katie Walsh and Gabriela Ledesma.

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Produced by Casey O’Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

In this episode...


  • Gabriela Ledesma

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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