Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)

Igor Gavva’s short film “SUITCASE” was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles in September 2017.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Igor Gavva: The motivation was to try myself in a new art.

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

The most of time I have spent to write the script. After, everything was fast. How I remember, from the beginning till the end product was about 4 month.

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

Lets say: The art unites

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

Misunderstanding and conflict between me and the director of picture. Two different perceptions and opinions for one story.

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

The reaction was ambiguous. When audience talk about the film, it’s like they talk about me, but at the same time, it’s like it’s not your movie anymore, this film these people, who are watching and discussing it. It lives his own life.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK of the Short Film:

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

As I am a circus artist and most of my life I have spent at the stage, I had many times the same dream: Before performance I have to go to stage, but I am not ready. No make up, no costume, no props. It is terrible dream. So, it was idea for the film, what is the personage will do, if he is not ready for the perfomance.

What film have you seen the most in your life?

I am trying to watch everyday a new film. So, I can’t remember, if I watch same film, what I really like more than 3 times.

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

My opinion it’s very comfortable and easy platform to send the film to the festivals. I always recommend to my friends.

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

One time I was listen one song more than 6 month. But I am not going to tell which one, it is my little secret 🙂

What is next for you? A new film?

Soon will be ready my second short comedy film and I am going to send it to the Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival.

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 twice a month, and every other month in Los Angeles. 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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