Hell Is For Hyphenates is a monthly film podcast from Australia that has been running since mid-2010.
Hosts Paul Anthony Nelson and Lee Zachariah are joined each month by a different co-host, including everyone from filmmakers to film critics, authors to comedians, down to your garden variety movie lovers.
The trio argues over the new releases from that month, debates the contentious issues of the film world, and explores the career of a filmmaker as chosen by the guest. Previous filmmakers discussed on the show have included the likes of cinephile and director John Landis, legendary auteur Akira Kurosawa, explosion enthusiast Michael Bay, and Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer. No filmmakers are off the table, and Paul and Lee are subject to the choices of each month’s guest. Opinions will be challenged, blood will be spilled, and segues will be forced!
Paul Anthony Nelson hit Planet Earth with an astonishing lack of fanfare back in the mid 1970s. Very little is known of his life to date; his only legacy thus far, a convoluted shambles of myth, misinformation and outright lies. Here are some facts: Paul doesn’t like to be photographed by anyone over 5′ 6”, only conducts interviews in 1920s jazz hepcat parlance and considers Steven Seagal to be the most truthful exponent of method acting today. Oh, and he’s also an award-winning director, screenwriter, editor and producer, making films under the banner of his independent production company Cinema Viscera. He’s also reviewed films for ABC Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast FM in Queensland, Australia, RRR FM Melbourne’s Film Buffs Forecast and The Astor Theatre’s e-newsletter, not to mention this here podcast. Paul has 17 children, all named Frank, and donates copious funds to an adoptive home for flying monkeys.
Lee Zachariah is probably least known for being the co-host of film comedy TV show The Bazura Project, which ran for three seasons on Australian community TV from 2006-2008, and on ABC2 for one season in 2011. He spent eight years writing the AICN-Downunder column on Ain’t It Cool News under the pseudonym “Latauro”, and has written for Inside Film, Encore Magazine, Empire, FilmInk, The Big Issue, ArtsHub, Onya Magazine and various other publications. He’s talked film on ABC Radio National, ABC local radio, Triple R, SYN, and has hosted numerous movie screening Q&As. In 2012, he worked with The Chaser on the second season of ABC1′s The Hamster Wheel, and is working with them again in 2013 on The Checkout. Basically everything he’s done legally has been aggregated here on his website. Lee can usually be found working on something that he can’t talk about just yet, but come back to him in a couple of months, yeah?
Sound Recording has been performed over the years by by Saraj Alkemade, Tim Egan, and Liam Marcon
Music by Kit Sivyer
All artwork designed by Caroline McCurdy