Interview with Director Leslie Aldana (THE WRITER’S WOMAN)

THE WRITER’S WOMAN was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the Romance FEEDBACK Film Festival in February 2018.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Leslie Aldana: I was thinking about love and the structures around it. About the think that are socially permitted an not in this topic. I realized love is free and love has many manners. Love is not only that we see an fairy tales and I want to talk about all of this.

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

To make this from the initial idea to the final product we took nine months.

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

Breaking Structures

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

The biggest obstacle I faced was abandon my old structures about what love is.

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

I was so exited that we can share emotions in other country.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK of the Short Film

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

The ideas always come to me, all the time.

What film have you seen the most in your life?

The film I have seen the most is “Midnight in Paris”.

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

Is an easy to use platform and very complet.

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

The song I have listen the most is “Air” from Bach” and “Moon over Bourbon Street” from Sting.

What is next for you? A new film?

My next project is Mû’bû, a film about a child that dead apparently without a reason. A story about love and detachment.


Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 20-50 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every single month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto, and Los Angeles at least 3 times a 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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