Rosemary Rodriguez on HAIL MARY, Love and Little Miracles – Leslie Combemale interviews (SXSW2023)

Rosemary Rodriguez, known for her award-winning indie features Acts of Worship and Silver Skies, is no stranger to horror, fantasy, and sci-fi. She’s been directing episodic shows on the small screen for over a decade, including Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead, and Peacemaker. She premiered her new genre-busting Hail Mary at SXSW2023. the film has been called a biblical fantasy, but that’s a very narrow description. It’s a supernatural drama tinged with horror, action, and a little humor that is framed around the story of Belizean virgin Maria (newcomer Natalia del Diego) who finds herself pregnant at a time when the “Herod” virus is killing all the babies being born.

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WonderCon@Home: Women Rock Hollywood Panel – Leslie Combemale reports

Things are changing in Hollywood, albeit slowly. I’d like to think that the annual Women Rocking Hollywood all-female panel at San Diego Comic Con has contributed to the change. Like all 2020 con events, this year’s edition of the live panel fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic. But opportunity to go virtual came from Comic-Con International organizers whey they decided to stage a virtual con, presenting panels that were filmed remotely.

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