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)

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)