Interview with Director Holy Fatma (PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER)

Played at the Fantasy/Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival – July 2017

“PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER” was the Winner of BEST FILM at the festival.

 Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Holy Fatma: My own heartbreaks. As they were repeating themselves in the same exact way, I tried to understand why.

And I discovered that my emotional obsessions were due to my difficult upbringing. And of course, my relationship to my mom.

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

Two years and a half. I really wanted the film to be a well crafted piece of art.

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

Horrific Tale

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

The coloring process took forever due to many unexpected technical issues. It was hell haha

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

A LOT of emotions. It’s incredible to hear & see people across the world commenting your film.

We really tried to deliver the best film possible and seeing how people react to it is just everything.

Thank you so much by the way. It’s an unbelievably sweet initiative.

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

It all started with one strong vision. This image of me cutting open my latest boyfriend’s heart.

I really wanted to understand why he didn’t love me. But the answer wasn’t there of course.

It was in me. The attachement inherited from my unstable childhood led to an healthy approach to love.

7. What film have you seen the most in your life?

I’m hesitating between The Godfather & The Nightmare before Christmas !

You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the new(ish) submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?

It’s just great. Very easy & efficient.

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

It’s hard but I’d say “Smile” by Michael Jackson.

What is next for you? A new film?

I’m currently working on another short for next year & a feature for 2019.

Stay posted 😉


PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance
Directed by Holy Fatma

In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!


By matthewtoffolo

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


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