Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)

Winner of BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY at the July 2018 Screenplay Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? James Hughes: Simply put, Two time travelers, from different origins, find themselves in conflict as they debate how to handle bringing Hitler to justice. The idea of going back to “deal” with Hitler is not a new… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)

July 2018 Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriter. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? John Dummer: Spiritual entropy. When the universe presents you with an existential threat, an event that will surely obliterate you and everything that gives this world meaning, what do you do? Do you dig a grave, or do you plant a seed? 2.… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)

Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

NIGHT LIVE played to rave reviews at the April 2018 Experimental & Music FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Dazhi Huang: This film is my graduation thesis, In the month when I was brainstorming for the script, two unfortunate incidence happened: One was the Pulse shooting, the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD played to rave reviews at the March 2018 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kaitlin Creadon: With the wonderful opportunity to make any type of film I desired through my schooling, I had the chance to turn this once-in-a-lifetime event into… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

THE MANLIEST MAN was the winner of BEST FILM at the March 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Anuj Gulati: The film came about as a graduation requirement for my thesis towards an MFA at NYU Tisch School of Arts, Asia. 2. From the idea… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)

Rasmus Heise is the cinematographer of the Netflix Original series “The Rain” and the drama/fantasy feature film “I Kill Giants”. The Danish DOP started out working on a string of short films including Oscar-winning family drama “Helium”. Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was photography something you always wanted to do as your… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)

Interview with Supervising Sound Editor Donald Sylvester (Logan, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)

Donald Sylvester has worked on over 100 films in the last 25 years and is considered one of the top people working in the craft of Post-Production Sound today. I asked him a few simple questions via email and he countered with some really insightful and meaningful answers. Enjoy it: Where were you born and… Continue reading Interview with Supervising Sound Editor Donald Sylvester (Logan, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)

Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)

 Jeff Russo is one of the most talented musicians and composers working in the industry today. His list of credits in the last 9 years is loaded with successful TV series and movies. In the last 2 years alone his has composed for the series Bull, Legion, Counterpart, Star Trek: Discovery, Lucifer, and his Emmy… Continue reading Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)

Interview with Composer Alexei Aigui (The Young Karl Marx, I am Not Your Negro)

It was an honor chatting with the multi-talented musician and film composer Alexei Aigui and chat about his one and only passion in life: music! Listen to his music on Soundcloud Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was music something you always wanted to do as your career? Alexei Aigui: I was born… Continue reading Interview with Composer Alexei Aigui (The Young Karl Marx, I am Not Your Negro)

Interview with Filmmaker Gonzaga Manso (EDEN HOSTEL)

EDEN HOSTEL was the winner of BEST FILM at the January 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival.  Get to know the director of the film:    What motivated you to make this film? I suppose it was loneliness . When I was 18 I wasn’t very sure about who I really was and often felt like… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Gonzaga Manso (EDEN HOSTEL)