You may know Maria Lewis from her film critiquing on the film website Graffiti With Punctuation or the podcast Pod Save Our Screen (both alongside Hi4H alum Blake Howard). Or you may have spotted her on SBS2’s The Feed (hosted by Hi4H alum Marc Fennell). Or maybe you’ve read her young adult fantasy novel Who’s Afraid? (described by yet another Hi4H alum, Lexi Alexander, as “Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read”). We mention all of this not just to cement Maria’s multi-hyphenate status, but also prove what a massive umbrella Hi4H is. We’re everywhere. Or at least in three places.
But you’re about to know her best from her forthcoming role as the June guest on Hell Is For Hyphenates!
But which filmmaker has Maria chosen to talk about on the show?
None other than director Guillermo Del Toro!
Del Toro is a firm genre favourite, from his horror debut Cronos (1994), to the superhero film Hellboy (2004), his gothic fairytale Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and the science fiction monster flick Pacific Rim (2013).
He’s earned a cult status amongst film fans, so what is it about his work that’s earned the adoration of Maria and so many others?
Join us on June 30 when we find out!