HWP 61 - Gigi Saul Guerrero

Gigi Saul Guerrero is a director, actress, and co-founder of Luchagore Productions. 

Empire, Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting agree that she is one of the most exciting emerging directors in horror. Her self-described style is gritty, gory, Tex-Mex horror. She is the 2016 WINNER of the Innovation Award at the Women In Film & Television’s Vancouver Spotlight Awards

Her NEW series, 'LA QUINCEAÑERA', is nominated for a 2018 Leo Award for Best Web-Series.  It enjoyed a premiere at Morbido Fest where it won the Golden Skull Award for Audience Favorite.

The coming-of-age revenge series is available now on the Studio+ App. Check availability at

Gigi has also directed 18 short films through Luchagore including ‘EL GIGANTE’, adapted from Shane McKenzie’s novel, ‘Muerte Con Carne’. 

The short has been lauded internationally, racked up a ton of awards for ‘Best Short Film’ and ‘Best Director’, and been adapted into graphic novels in English and Japanese. 

In the podcast, we don't even get to 'DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ', (now on Netflix as part of the 'MEXICO BARBARO' anthology film) or 'M IS FOR MATADOR', Gigi's contribution to 'ABC's OF DEATH 2.5'

Gigi has built something amazing with her collaborators over the past decade, and she brings her insight to the HWP to tell the hammers how to be filmmakers!

Twitter - @HorrorGuerrero

Chris Wilton