Interview with Filmmaker Scott Fredette (THE WANDERING WOLF)

THE WANDERING WOLF was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the April 2020 Documentary Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Scott Fredette: Yoni Wolf, lead singer in the band WHY?, has a podcast by the same name. We wanted to give it a visual compliment to his… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Scott Fredette (THE WANDERING WOLF)

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Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD played to rave reviews at the March 2018 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kaitlin Creadon: With the wonderful opportunity to make any type of film I desired through my schooling, I had the chance to turn this once-in-a-lifetime event into… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

Interview with documentary filmmaker Jenna Gartlan (MISSING PEACE)

MISSSING PEACE played at the November 2017 Short Film Festival to great reviews. It is by far one of the most unique films the FEEDBACK Festival showed in 2017.   Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I was really shocked to learn about Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), but I was instantly… Continue reading Interview with documentary filmmaker Jenna Gartlan (MISSING PEACE)

Interview with director Marina Meijer (CARGO)

Marina Meijer’s short film “CARGO” was the winner of “BEST FILM” at the May 2017 European Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marina Meijer: I needed to make a film about the importance of women and love, in an environment where she is absent. So I went looking for places… Continue reading Interview with director Marina Meijer (CARGO)

Interview with documentary director Christian J. Harris (THE LONG GOODBYE)

“THE LONG GOODBYE: AN ALZHEIMER’S STORY” played to rave reviews at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in April 2017. Part of the best of documentary shorts program. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Christian J. Harris: I’ve always been drawn to journalistic pieces. I love human interest stories and this one… Continue reading Interview with documentary director Christian J. Harris (THE LONG GOODBYE)

Interview with director Paul Zehrer (BEING SEEN)

Paul Zehrer’s short film “BEING SEEN” was the winner of BEST FILM at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? My cinematographer, Chikara Motomura, and I were approached by the director of Lifehouse Agency in Marin, CA, to create a video that would help the community… Continue reading Interview with director Paul Zehrer (BEING SEEN)

Interview with director Cassie De Colling (GULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH)

Cassie De Colling’s short film played at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? A lot of factors came into play when making this film. I was struck by the situation in Kashmir and I wanted to help create a perspective for the western skier to… Continue reading Interview with director Cassie De Colling (GULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH)

Interview with director John Mollison (THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR)

John Mollison’s short film played at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I believe that old warriors have great insight into life. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short? 45 days. How would you… Continue reading Interview with director John Mollison (THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR)

Interview with director Diana Frankovic (THE SAD MONK)

Diana Frankovic’s short film played at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? So a couple of years ago I took a sabbatical from my job. Actually, I’m a radio host from Berlin. I was exhausted, burned out and unhappy. I had to get away from… Continue reading Interview with director Diana Frankovic (THE SAD MONK)

Interview with Director Michael Brims (THE SOUNDS OF STREET VENDORS)

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

MB: I absolutely loved it. I wish I had been there!