Erica McGillivray

is creating a Film Podcast with Julia Santo

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About Erica McGillivray

Who We Are.

Erica McGillivray is an author, who lives in Seattle, and wishes to disappear into her garden like Edna in The Awakening. She previously reviewed a lot of comic books and spends too much time distracted by local politics. Erica has 3 cats and 200+ houseplants.

Julia Santo is a person, who also lives in the Seattle area, and she wants to be left alone on her walks. She previously went to Disneyland often — but not during a pandemic! — and loves making people laugh and PNW forest mushrooms. Julia has 2 cats and 3 houseplants.

Ten years, Erica and Julia crossed paths volunteering to start a Seattle convention called GeekGirlCon. Between volunteer meetings and fundraisers, Erica lured Julia into being her friend by throwing Julia her favorite kind of birthday party: a chocolate cake and hanging out just the two of them!

Fast-forward trips to Disneyland, building a wooden TARDIS, Erica’s much larger birthday parties, and many hours of discussing their cats, Julia decided that Erica had seen too few movies. What about the Godfather? Men talking too much. What about Ratatouille? Rats making food sounds unsanitary. What about Lawrence of Arabia? It’s very long. What about these new Star Wars films? Erica never saw the prequels.

That’s how Erica ended up watching The Rise of a Skywalker next to a man in full Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplay when Julia booked them aisle seats in different rows.

When the pandemic hit, Julia had a terrible choice to make. Would she extend her quarantine bubble to her best friend or her toddler nephew and baby niece? Julia distracted Erica with finally getting their act together to start a film podcast.

Armed with too many streaming services and Zoom, Erica and Julia finally decided to put their education to use — English major powers unite! — to produce Erica and Julia Talk Movies!

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