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)

Interview with Filmmaker Tara Tusher (INNER-CRITIC)

INNER-CRITIC played to rave reviews at the July 2020 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tara Tusher: It was a personal challenge. I wanted to explore all the areas of filmmaking – lighting, sound design, cinematography, set design, editing and even acting. There were hundreds of times I nearly talked… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Tara Tusher (INNER-CRITIC)

Interview with Filmmaker Borja Escribano (EXPLORERS)

EXPLORERS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Borja Escribano: The desire to tell a story that talks about how many times, no matter how hard we try things, is to fight against destiny when really wants something 2. From… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Borja Escribano (EXPLORERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Greg Osei (SEARCHING FOR WONDER)

SEARCHING FOR WONDER was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the July 2020 Experimental Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Greg Osei: I had several experiences in 2016 that really inspired me to make this film. Two of the biggest inspirations were Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Greg Osei (SEARCHING FOR WONDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Johan Stavsjö (SAY YES)

SAY YES played to rave reviews at the June 2020 ROMANCE Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Johan Stavsjö: I wanted to tell a modern love story and drew influences from my past. The film is a combination of three love stories from my personal life. The goal was… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Johan Stavsjö (SAY YES)