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 Kayleb Lee (LE COUP)

LE COUP was the winner of BEST FILM at the June 2020 Romance Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kayleb Lee: My motivations for the film is a combination of seeking creative storytelling methods and metaphors. With the circumstances being if I only had two actors, one location — how… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kayleb Lee (LE COUP)

Interview with Filmmaker Chun Yao Chang (A POEM IN BAMBOO)

A POEM IN BAMBOO played to rave reviews at the June 2020 Animation FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Chun Yao: It was my thesis film that I cooperated with my partner Xufei. We were Computer Arts majored students and we were so excited to make an animation that… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Chun Yao Chang (A POEM IN BAMBOO)

Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Levy (UNLEASHED)

UNLEASHED played to rave reviews at the WILDsound Comedy Festival in May 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jonathan Levy: This was my first, so part of it was just wanting to make a film. I’m surrounded by great actors many of whom are also friends and wanted to make something… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Levy (UNLEASHED)

Interview with Filmmaker Matthew Richardson (HALLELUJAH)

HALLELUJAH was voted BEST FILM at the LGBT Feedback Film Festival in April 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Matthew Richardson: I experimented once before with combining circus arts and LGBTQ issues through film, and the response and support was so incredible that I wanted to create more. So I began… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Matthew Richardson (HALLELUJAH)

Interview with Filmmaker Sean Parker (WORD ON THE STREET)

WORD ON THE STREET was the winner of BEST FILM at the March 2020 COMEDY Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sean Parker: We’ve made films together for about 20 years, including a lot of silly, low-key sketches for YouTube, and with Word on the Street, we wanted… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sean Parker (WORD ON THE STREET)

Interview with Filmmaker Alan Brennan (THE INTERVIEW)

THE INTERVIEW was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the March 2020 Comedy Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Alan Brennan: Long time listener, first time caller. 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short? Way way… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Alan Brennan (THE INTERVIEW)

Interview with Filmmaker Lee Manansala (KHADIAH AND PAULINE)

KHADIAH AND PAULINE played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lee Manansala: It’s weird – I love being in Paris. It’s my favorite city, and I’m content to just wander the city and meet with friends, etc. But I’m also big… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lee Manansala (KHADIAH AND PAULINE)