Marriska Fernandes is a Toronto-based entertainment journalist, host and film critic with over a decade of experience in the industry. She’s the host of Telefilm Canada’s Maple Popcorn podcast and a regular contributor for The Toronto Star, Complex Canada, Sharp Magazine, Exclaim!, EverythingZoomer.com, Elle Canada, Yahoo Canada and That Shelf. She’s also a Tomatometer-approved critic and a member of the Critics Choice Association.
She has interviewed hundreds of actors and filmmakers to date, enjoying the thrill of every conversation with artists as to what drives them and how they influence the narrative. She also covers local and international movie junkets and set visits, while always championing Canadian films and talent. Previously, she was an entertainment editor and host at Tribute.ca.
She loves the horror genre and has zero chill when it comes to interviewing today’s celebrated horror filmmakers.