Interview with Producer/Writer Dan Dark (SPEECHLESS)

Dan Dark’s short film SPEECHLESS played to rave reviews at the October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival.  What motivated you to make this film?   I have loved horror movies since I was a child. I lived within walking distance of a rental store that didn’t have any age restrictions for R-rated movies, so much… Continue reading Interview with Producer/Writer Dan Dark (SPEECHLESS)

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Interview with director Oliver Park (STILL)

Oliver Park’s short film STILL was the winner of “Best Film” at the April 2017 Horror/Thriller Festival. It was a joy to chat with him about the film and his future: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Oliver Park: I had a dream that inspired the feature idea for STILL and wanted… Continue reading Interview with director Oliver Park (STILL)

Interview with director Jon James Smith (DO NOT DISTURB)

Jon James Smith’s short film “DO NOT DISTURB” played to great success at the August 2016 HORROR Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jon James Smith: My motivation for making the film boils down to two things. Firstly I had a story and ideas I desperately wanted to share with… Continue reading Interview with director Jon James Smith (DO NOT DISTURB)

Interview with director Sébastien Vanicek (MAYDAY)

Sébastien Vanicek’s short film MAYDAY played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival. It was a pleasure to interview him about his film and what’s next: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sébastien Vanicek: I have a tremendous phobia of airplanes. So I started to write a movie about a… Continue reading Interview with director Sébastien Vanicek (MAYDAY)

Interview with director Margarethe Baillou (LE PARDON)

Margarethe Baillou’s short film LE PARDON played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival. It was a pleasure to interview her about her film and what’s next: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Margarethe Baillou: I love short stories so, naturally, I love short films. Unfortunately, people tend to… Continue reading Interview with director Margarethe Baillou (LE PARDON)

Interview with Cinematographer Jeff Cutter (10 Cloverfield Lane)

I am most proud of my latest film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, because the photography is very close to what I had hoped we could achieve, and in some scenes, better than I hoped. My favorite experience was receiving an email from JJ Abrams about 2 weeks into principal photography, telling me how great he thought everything looked.

Interview with Filmmaker Scott Lyus (SILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW)

SILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW played to rave reviews at the WILDsound Best of Horror/Thriller Festival in February 2016.

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Interview with Filmmaker Luke Guidici (TIME TO EAT)

TIME TO EAT played to rave reviews at the WILDsound Best of Horror/Thriller Festival in February 2016.

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Interview with Director/Production Designer David Hackl (SAW Franchise)

I’m very proud of the Saw franchise and feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work on it. It a piece of cinema history now. I also have a real fondness for Outlander as it was one of the most epic projects that I’ve done. I had to research it like crazy and learn everything about viking architecture, culture, weaponry etc. We had to build everything, weaponry and huge sets that included a viking village with 22 buildings and an 80 foot Viking ship that was fully practical. The craftsmanship from the whole crew was outstanding in every department. I’ve always loved viking stories and would love to direct a viking feature now.

Interview with Adam Beal, filmmaker of the Horror/Comedy short THE LITTLE MISSUS

As with anything I make, I went into the feedback cringing, but as soon as people started talking, I became overjoyed. It was really positive and really appreciated! I’d have been way harder on it myself, but then I tend to be hypercritical of anything I make…