PREY played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Female Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Taking a quote from the director, Vivien Endicott- Douglas, who says it best: “As women, we are predominantly conditioned to believe that we must sacrifice our own happiness and comfort for the… Continue reading Interview with Actors Stephen Tracey & Erica Anderson (PREY)
James’ short film “WALKING SUPPLY” was awarded “Best Cinematography” at the May 2017 CANADIAN Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? James McDougall: I was reading about Russian history in the wee hours of the morning and stumbled across some terrifying true stories. During Stalin’s regime, when two prisoners would escape… Continue reading Interview with writer/actor James McDougall (WALKING SUPPLY)
Linette Beaumont was the winner of “Best Performance” in her short film THE PROWLER at the April 2017 Horror/Thriller Film Festival. It was an honor to chat with her about her role and what’s next for the talented actress: Matthew Toffolo: Describe your character? How was the process in executing this performance? Linette Beaumont: Eva… Continue reading Interview with actress Linette Beaumont (THE PROWLER)
AIRPLANE was one of my favourite movies growing up as a child. It was a film that our 1980s household owned on VHS, so it was an easy pop-in to the VCR whenever I wanted to giggle. (The other films we owned: Steel Magnolias, Lethal Weapon 2, and Big. I have no idea why we… Continue reading Don’t Call Me Shirley – Best Movie Scenes (AIRPLANE)
Nicole Jones’ short film “FOUR DAY WEEKEND” was the overwhelming winner of “BEST FILM” at the February 2017 Romance Film Festival. She not only directed the film, but also starred in it as well. A definite true talent. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I was motivated by a desire to see… Continue reading Interview with director/actor Nicole Jones (FOUR DAY WEEKEND)
Samantha Neyland co-directed and starred in the short film “When Strangers Touch Your Hair”, which was showcased at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2016. The film received rave reviews from the audience. It was an honor to chat with her about the film and what’s next for the beautiful and talented artist:… Continue reading Interview with Actor/Director Samantha Neyland (WHEN STRANGERS TOUCH YOUR HAIR)
Acting was Michael Flynn’s second choice. Playing second base for the NY Yankees was his first. He soon learned that the Yankees would never come calling – then came the acting bug. An active Mormon, Michael served his mission in France with Mitt Romney of all people!
I’d say jumping out of planes is my biggest high risk and I do that for fun! There are different kinds of stunts at different risk levels. Certain people are better at certain things than others and I very much respect people who do the things I cannot. For example, I know nothing about car crashes and car stunts. There are experts in that area and I would defer to them as it is a special skill.
It was fun to chat with Kayla Adams, a definite artist on the rise. She gives us the insight on being a female stunt performer on Hollywood productions and moving to working as an actress (who can also do her own stunts!)
Go to http://www.kaylaadams.co and follow her on twitter @sugarKAYne
I first met James Wallis 5 years ago when he performed at one of our Screenplay Festival events when we were working at the National Film Board of Canada. Right away you could tell he was an actor on the rise as he always served the story he was performing in while also bringing an… Continue reading Interview with Actor James Wallis (Shakespeare BASH’d)