Interview with Filmmaker Alana de Freitas (NANCY)

NANCY played to rave reviews at the July 2020 LGBT Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Alana de Freitas: A festival deadline motivated me, but what made me want to tell this story was that the relationship between a father and son. Some men struggle with the concept that… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Alana de Freitas (NANCY)

Interview with Filmmaker Takeshi Yashiro (GON, THE LITTLE FOX)

GON, THE LITTLE FOX was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the June 2020 ANIMATION Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Takeshi Yashiro: I love the original story written by Niimi Nankichi but when I was a kid, I couldn’t realize how good it was. Since the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Takeshi Yashiro (GON, THE LITTLE FOX)

Interview with Filmmaker Mike Gallant (TERRA BEACH)

TERRA BEACH was the winner of BEST FILM at the July 2020 FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mike Gallant: I work as an editor in Toronto and have participated in many great feature films, but ultimately I wanted to make a something myself that represented all facets of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Mike Gallant (TERRA BEACH)

Interview with Filmmaker Piotr Sulkowski (PLAY)

PLAY was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the July 2020 DRAMA Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Piotr Sulkowski: I would like to connect with my subconsciousness 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Piotr Sulkowski (PLAY)

Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Rosen-Quan (CHOICES)

CHOICES was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the July 2020 LGBT Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kevin Rosen-Quan: I’ve always wanted to write and direct, but found it difficult to reach all the milestones it takes to do so. Recently, I joined a volunteer organization called… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Rosen-Quan (CHOICES)

Interview with Filmmaker Paula C. Frías (CHICKEN)

CHICKEN played to rave reviews at the July 2020 Female Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Paula C. Frías: My friends and I were stuck in a very tedious job that felt very “groundhog day” type. And i wanted to reflect that idea. 2. From the idea to the finished… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Paula C. Frías (CHICKEN)

Interview with Filmmaker Zhang Xinwen (NEW YEARS EVE DINNER)

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER played to rave reviews at the July 2020 Female Directors Festival. What motivated you to make this film? :逢年过节人类对于动物的肆无忌惮的杀戮用于庆祝,根本不会顾及动物的想法和感受,人类不会一直是地球的主人,如果用人类对待动物的方法,让动物对待人类一次,看看会是什么样子。 Humans always kill animals for celebrations in customs without considering what they think and feel. However, humans can’t always be the host of the world, let’s imagine what if our roles swapped… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Zhang Xinwen (NEW YEARS EVE DINNER)

Interview with Filmmaker Emily DeBackere (LAUNDRY)

LAUNDRY played to rave reviews at the July 2020 FEMALE Directors Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What Motivated you to make this film? Emily DeBackere: I made this the summer after my second year of school at Ryerson. The motivation behind it was purely to make a film with no budget in my parents backyard with a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Emily DeBackere (LAUNDRY)

Interview with Filmmaker Loïc Andrieu (AGORIA – CALL OF THE WILD)

AGORIA – CALL OF THE WILD was awarded BEST MUSIC VIDEO at the July 2020 Experimental Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Loïc Andrieu: As a screenwriter I am working on my next feature film script LIFE LINE. This film introduces a new female hero high-concept. Jane, an enigmatic LAPD… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Loïc Andrieu (AGORIA – CALL OF THE WILD)

Interview with Filmmaker Cameron Currin (INFINITUS)

INFINITUS played to rave reviews at the July 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Cameron Currin: The first ever image of a black hole. There was just something so captivating and amazing about seeing something in an image that wasn’t really ever thought to exist in any other way… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Cameron Currin (INFINITUS)