Interview with actress Linette Beaumont (THE PROWLER)

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)

Interview with director Oliver McMillan (WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY)

Oliver McMillan’s short film “WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY” played to rave reviews at the December 2016 FAMILY Short Film Festival. Tt was an honor to interview the director: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Oliver McMillan: My motivation to create What’s Wearing Mummy stemmed from how the script resembled aspects of my own childhood. This… Continue reading Interview with director Oliver McMillan (WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY)

Interview with director/animator Mads Johan Øgaard (I AM DYSLEXIC)

Mads Johan Øgaard’s short film “I AM DYSLEXIC” was the winner of Best Film at the December 2016 Animation Short Film Festival. Perhaps one of the best films to show at the festival in 2016. A film that received great acclaim from the audience Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mads Johan Øgaard:… Continue reading Interview with director/animator Mads Johan Øgaard (I AM DYSLEXIC)

Interview with director/animator Patrick Jenkins (PHANTOM CITY)

Patrick Jenkin’s animation short film “Phantom City” played to great acclaim at the December 2016 Animation Short Film Festival. This is one of those films that needs and deserves multiple views as there is so much going on. I felt the audience feedback video didn’t truly do this film’s justice as people were just taking… Continue reading Interview with director/animator Patrick Jenkins (PHANTOM CITY)

Interview with director Mary Gerretsen (ORANGE YOU GONNA DANCE WITH ME?)

Mary Gerretsen’s short film “ORANGE YOU GONNA DANCE WITH ME?” played at the first ever LA FEEDBACK Film Festival in 2016. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mary Gerretsen: I wanted to make this film because I love comedies and I wanted to showcase old people in a bizarre romantic scenario. So… Continue reading Interview with director Mary Gerretsen (ORANGE YOU GONNA DANCE WITH ME?)

Interview with director Jeremy Borison (A SENSE OF SOUND)

Jeremy Borison’s short film “SENSE OF SOUND” played at the first ever LA FEEDBACK Film Festival in 2016. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jeremy Borison: “Sense of Sound” was inspired by a footnote in Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia. I was doing research on music related psychological phenomenons, and was reading about a… Continue reading Interview with director Jeremy Borison (A SENSE OF SOUND)

Interview with the Brazilian Film Collective “we are magnolias” (The Grenade)

“we are magnolias” made an amazing short film called “The Grenade”  that was shown at the December 2016 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival. It was awarded “Best Music” at the festival. Before I interviewed them, they wanted to introduce themselves: We are an artistic collective from Brazil, formed by three women: Barbara, Nat and Valentina. We all… Continue reading Interview with the Brazilian Film Collective “we are magnolias” (The Grenade)

Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Bronwyn Szabo

Bronwyn Szabo’s short film played at the December 2016 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival to great success as the audience really responded to the movie. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Bronwyn Szabo: I was motivated to make this film because I was hooked on the story of this woman moving on from… Continue reading Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Bronwyn Szabo

Interview with director Irene Garces (THERE WAS A PLACE)

Irene Garces directed  the comedy web series  “THERE WAS A PLACE”, which was showcased at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2016. “THERE WAS A PLACE” was awarded “Best Film” at the festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Irene Garces: For a long time I have tried to find my own voice… Continue reading Interview with director Irene Garces (THERE WAS A PLACE)

Interview with Actor/Director Samantha Neyland (WHEN STRANGERS TOUCH YOUR HAIR)

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)