Interview with Director Kirill Proskura (A SHADOW OF DARA)

  MOVIE POSTERA SHADOW OF DARA, the award winning short film directed by Kirill Proskura played at the WILDsound Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film Festival in September 2016.

It was a pleasure sitting down to chat about his film and career.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Kirill Proskura: It was the drive to make my own story and a lack of good scripts around.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

KP: Around 5 years.

MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

KP: Science Fiction 😉

MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

KP: It was lack of finances.

MT: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

KP: “I’m glad they liked the film:)”

MT: How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

KP: It was because of the depression from the routine work I was doing at the time.

MT: What film have you seen the most in your life?

KP: There’s massive amount of films I’m constantly re-watching. Hard to narrow it down.

MT: What is next for you? A new film?

KP: Next stop would be a feature film.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of A SHADOW OF DARA


Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to for more information and to submit your work to the festival.


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival


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