Maria Bissell has been a producer on movies and television projects, made short films, and has been tapping at the glass ceiling of Hollywood for ten years. She’s had enough of the waiting around and her breakthrough film How to Deter a Robber is going to shock the world. It’s a mixture of a home invasion comedy, with a delightful cast of characters, and a dash of a dark side. It’s obvious that Bissell is not just a brilliant writer, but knows how to walk the walk as a director, pulling all the right strings, choosing a perfect cast, and adding the right styles to make it all come together. The love fest for this movie began at Fantastic Fest and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what Bissell calls a mix of Home Alone meets Fargo. That comparison is spot on and still Maria Bissell has made something entirely her own. was able to interview Bissell while she was at Fantastic Fest and you can listen here: