Interview with Filmmakers Ilana Gordon & Jaime Lyn Beatty (DESIGNATED RIDER)

DESIGNATED RIDER was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the Comedy Festival in August 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ilana: Jaime Lyn and I met years ago when we both were doing comedy in Chicago. I immediately fell in love and started plotting ways to trick her into working with… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Ilana Gordon & Jaime Lyn Beatty (DESIGNATED RIDER)

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?)

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)