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A film still from Rian Johnson's 'Brick' (2005). Joseph Gordon-Levitt stands, bloodied, in a Southern California parking lot


Our first remote recording, and it’s a spectacular one. We’re joined by director Tayarisha Poe to discuss Rian Johnson’s Brick. Tayarisha takes April step by step through the process of getting her first feature film financed and produced, Selah And The Spades. She discusses going through the Sundance Labs and taking joy from her mentors ripping her project apart. She also talks about creating a unique world in her own film, with its own original language and look, on the smallest possible budget.

You can watch Selah And The Spades on Amazon Prime on April 17th

If you haven’t seen Brick…it’s good!

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge

With April Wolfe and Tayarisha Poe

In this episode...


  • Tayarisha Poe

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!

Follow @SwitchbladePod on Twitter and join the Switchblade Sisters Facebook group. Email them at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.


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