Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) sits down with writers, directors, and actors to watch their films and talk about their careers, creative process, and behind-the-scenes dirt. It's part interview, part commentary track, and part riffing. Listen in or watch along at home!
Jonah grabs an oar and dives into Juan of The Dead with writer/director Alejandro Brugués!
Alejandro grew up in Havana during the Cold War, but his parents' work as diplomats gave him access to an outside world—including American movies—unavailable to most Cubans. He tells Jonah about writing a zombie movie for an audience that had never seen zombie movies, filming social commentary under close government scrutiny, paying homage to his cinematic heroes, and the opening scene of a hypothetical Juan sequel!
Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.