Episode 122: ‘Don’t Breathe’ with ‘Into the Dark: Culture Shock’ Director Gigi Saul Guerrero and a Conversation with the Artistic Director of Indie Memphis Film Festival Miriam Bale

Episode 122

5th March 2020

Director Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark: Culture Shock) joins April to discuss 2016’s Don’t Breathe. And the artistic director of Indie Memphis Film Festival drops in for a quick convo about diversity in film festivals and ghost movies.

Episode notes

Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto from a film still of the 2016 horror 'Don't Breathe.' They're all standing staring at something in the wall

Don’t Breathe

We have an exceptionally packed show with two separate guests! First up, we’ve got the electrifying director of Blumhouse’s Into the Dark: Culture Shock, Gigi Saul Guerrero. She’s on to talk about the terrifying 2016 film, Don’t Breathe. She and April chat about motivating actors with intensity and trickery. Gigi also talks about communicating with the entire crew so no one gets impatient. After Gigi we have a quick conversation with the artistic director of Indie Memphis Film Festival, Miriam Bale. She and April discuss diversity at film festivals, capturing the spirit of Memphis, and, of course, ghosts. This is an episode not to be missed!

You can watch Into the Dark: Culture Shock right this very minute on Hulu!

And if you haven’t seen Don’t Breathe…it’s freaky!

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With April Wolfe, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Miriam Bale.

In this episode...


  • Gigi Saul Guerrero
  • Miriam Bale

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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