One HEAT Minute: Episode #90 - LIVE AT THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL with Maria Lewis (Author of Who's Afraid) and Guests
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 "magnum opus" HEAT minute by minute. For the 90th minute (1:29:00-1:30:00) - host Blake Howard joins the prodigiously talented author of the "Who's Afraid" series, journalist and screenwriter Maria Lewis and a "murderers row" of guests recorded LIVE at this years SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL in June. Blake and Maria have a super special video call from director Joe Lynch in L.A to kick things off before being joined by One Heat Minute all-stars Luke Buckmaster, Garth Franklin and Stu Coote. The panel discuss HEAT toying with contrasts of quiet and loud, the anticipation for an encounter where these characters and men finally meet, Diane Venora's bangs in THE JACKAL and so very much more.
Maria Lewis is an author, journalist and screenwriter based in Sydney, Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. Previously seen as a presenter on SBS Viceland’s nightly news program The Feed and as the host of Cleverfan on ABC, she has been a journalist for over 13 years.
Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who’s Afraid Too? in 2017. which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2018. Who’s Afraid? is being developed for television by the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally on October 31, Halloween, 2017 and is a twist on The Little Mermaid. Her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, is set for release on October 31, Halloween, 2018.
Find her on Twitter here.
LUKE BUCKMASTER IS A WRITER, FILM AND TV CRITIC AND PUBLIC SPEAKER.
He is currently writer and film critic for The Guardian Australia, writer and film critic for Daily Review and a contributor to publications such as BBC online and the website of the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI). Luke has contributed to a wide range of other publications including VICE, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Senses of Cinema, Arts Hub, Screen Hub, Filmink and The Big Issue. Luke has lectured about cinema for LaTrobe University and in 2010 won an Australian Film Critics Association writing award for his review of I’m Still Here. In 2014 and 2015 he presented digital literacy workshops on the topic of film and TV in social media for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Find him on Twitter here.
GARTH FRANKLIN - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, DARKHORIZONS.COM
One of the very first online entertainment journalists, Sydney-based Garth Franklin has clocked up more hours, stories and experience in this field than the entire staff of various other sites combined. Respected and well-regarded amongst his peers, Franklin created and designed the very first Dark Horizons® incarnation on geocities.com back in April 1996 and has steered it through at least four major re-designs, two recessions, hundreds of interviews, thousands of screenings, and tens of thousands of articles.
Garth’s work over the past nearly twenty years has taken him all over the globe to places like Auckland, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Bangkok, Baton Rouge, Berlin, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Harare, Hwange, Honolulu, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Naples, New York City, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Rotorua, San Diego, San Francisco, Siem Reap, Singapore, Surfer’s Paradise, Suva, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice and Wellington. He has regular consulted with and/or worked alongside publicists, managers, producers, studio VPs, agents, filmmakers and celebrities in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.
Franklin, who is also a ‘Top Critic’ on Rotten Tomatoes and member of the Australian Film Critics Association, has also contributed columns for several outlets including Empire Magazine Australia, Cinescape Magazine and AOL, served as a film critic on both Foxtel’s Channel V and ABC Radio 702 with Angela Catterns, contributed content or towards pieces for numerous outlets ranging from IGN to USA Today to the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and guested on several podcasts including The Leaky Cauldron, Smodcast’s Team Jack, Pod Save Our Screen and Hell is for Hyphenates.
Stu is the self-professed primary leg of The Sinner Files Podcast tripod, confessing cinematic sins twice a week with co-hosts Liam and Josh. He is also primary film geek occasionally writing, but mostly podcasting on Australian Geek site Geek Of Oz.
Follow Stu on Twitter here: @stu_watches