Episode 133: ‘Blade Runner’ with ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Director Issa López

Episode 133

21st May 2020

The return of director Issa López! She discusses nightmares in the film industry, working with Guillermo del Toro, and what it means to be human.

Episode notes

A still from 'Blade Runner' (1982). Harrison Ford runs down a dark hallway, gun drawn

Blade Runner

This is truly a momentous occasion. This episode marks the return of the inimitable Issa López. This time she’s on the show to talk about Ridley Scott’s classic, Blade Runner. Issa has so many fantastic anecdotes from her many years of working in Mexico’s film industry. She talks about the nightmare of someone else directing her own script. She reveals how she was fired from writing a screenplay for a movie she was directing. And she talks about collaborating with her old pal Guillermo del Toro. One of our favorite guests of all time, and she does not disappoint.

You can now buy Tigers Are Not Afraid on Bluray and DVD.

If you haven’t seen Blade Runner…it’s great!

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days

With April Wolfe and Issa López

In this episode...


  • Issa López

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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