Interview with Filmmaker Jeffrey John Eyamie (S0, WHAT DO YOU THINK?)

S0, WHAT DO YOU THINK? played to rave reviews at the August 2020 COMEDY Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jeffrey John Eyamie: I wrote this piece as a fun, slice-of-life kind of pop song … something short and sweet and universal. When it came time to direct it, the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jeffrey John Eyamie (S0, WHAT DO YOU THINK?)

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Interview with Filmmaker/Musician Wendy Lenhart (6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU)

6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the August 2020 Comedy Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Wendy Lenhart: Our bass player, Ryan, had the idea for the song and wrote it. Once he shared it with all of us, we knew we… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker/Musician Wendy Lenhart (6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU)

Interview with Filmmaker Victor McGowan (POGONOPHOBIA)

POGONOPHOBIA was awarded BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the August 2020 COMEDY Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Victor McGowan: After meeting the writer at a funeral (of all places) I was immediately taken by his elevator pitch for his script; “A young man who is afraid of beards”. That’s all it… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Victor McGowan (POGONOPHOBIA)

Interview with Filmmaker Katrina Cebreiro (FEDERAL APPROVED PARENT)

FEDERAL APPROVED PARENT was awarded BEST FILM at the August 2020 COMEDY Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Katrina Cebreiro: The time that we live in motivated me to make the film. It’s crazy times! Also the idea of who is really qualified to become a parent? It’s kind of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Katrina Cebreiro (FEDERAL APPROVED PARENT)

Interview with Filmmaker Ly Bolia (REPEAT)

REPEAT was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2020 DOCUMENTARY Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ly Bolia: My struggle with something that most people don’t expect or plan to deal with. I never thought that one day the roles in my relationship with my mother and I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Ly Bolia (REPEAT)

Interview with Filmmaker Julia Fullerton-Batten (1814 FROST FAIR)

1814 FROST FAIR played to rave reviews at the July 2020 FEMALE Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? How did you come up with the idea for this short film? Julia Fullerton-Batten: I am a fine art photographer shooting story-telling projects on a wide variety of themes. As part of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Julia Fullerton-Batten (1814 FROST FAIR)

Interview with Filmmaker Imelda O’Reilly (TUMBLING TOWARDS HOME)

TUMBLING TOWARDS HOME was the winner of BEST DOC CHARACTERS at the July 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Imelda O’Reilly: I have a dear friend Malcolm Adams who is an Irish actor and we wanted to create a project together. I wasn’t sure what film we… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Imelda O’Reilly (TUMBLING TOWARDS HOME)

Interview with Filmmaker Cate Celso (KING OF THE ROAD)

KING OF THE ROAD played to rave reviews at the July 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Cate Celso: After seeing Rick perform I was impressed by his energy and how he lit up his audiences. Getting to know him and all his layers I found his… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Cate Celso (KING OF THE ROAD)

Interview with Filmmaker Derek Osinski JR. (PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY)

PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Feedback Film Festival. Q: What motivated you to make this film? A: This particular film draws many parallels to my formidable years of romance – including the actual act of “mattress store hopping”. On a similar note, this was me closing… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Derek Osinski JR. (PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY)