Interview with director John Mollison (THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR)

John Mollison’s short film played at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I believe that old warriors have great insight into life.

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

45 days.

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

Old, new

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

John’s (the subject character) health.

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

Gratitude! Thank you x 100!!

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

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

I do this all the time…it never fails to be worth my time.

What film have you seen the most in your life?

Brazil, The Best Years of Our Lives or 2001

What song have you listened to the most times in your life?

Wow! Hmmm…

What is next for you? A new film?

Yes…another film. 🙂


By matthewtoffolo

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


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