Interview with director Hank Isaac (LILAC)

LILAC played to rave reviews at the January 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Hank Isaac: Lilac started out as a pretty mellow Disney-esque concept which I felt was too “light.” So I rewrote it as a somewhat grittier version, overlaid with the Robin Hood… Continue reading Interview with director Hank Isaac (LILAC)

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Interview with Bartek Kmita, Kamil Krynski, Wojtek Szwed – (Directors/Screenwriters PARADIGME)

PARADIGME was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the December 2017 Sci-Fi Film Festival in Los Angeles.  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Bartek: The main motivation to create this movie was actually pretty simple, to graduate the school. But instead of making an easy asset for the diploma, I began to… Continue reading Interview with Bartek Kmita, Kamil Krynski, Wojtek Szwed – (Directors/Screenwriters PARADIGME)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)

 IT GETS BETTER? was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the December 2017 LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Stephen Riscica: I started writing this film almost years ago after learning about Jamey Rodemeyer, a young gay teenager from Buffalo, NY who made an It Gets Better video… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)

Interview with Filmmaker Parry Majmudar (LOSING CLAIRE)

LOSING CLAIRE played to rave reviews at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Parry Majmudar: I’ve observed and read certain incidents regarding still born child and also have closely witnessed where there was a high possibility that a girl child couldn’t have survived…… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Parry Majmudar (LOSING CLAIRE)

Interview with Filmmaker Jesse Gotfrit (SUNLIGHT OVER WATER)

SUNLIGHT OVER WATER played to rave reviews at the December 2017 LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jesse Gotfrit: The story came from a personal place, from formative relationships and experiences of intimacy that I had in my adolescence, which I thought would resonate with others. 2. From… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jesse Gotfrit (SUNLIGHT OVER WATER)

Interview with Winning Screenplay Writer Jimmy Prosser (BETTER CALL SAUL)

What is your TV Spec screenplay about? The logline is “Suspended lawyer Jimmy McGill endures community service at a high school where he meets an accused teen, while Mike searches for the distributor of Cheese, a popular new drug.” Going deeper, this episode provides viewers a better understanding of why Jimmy McGill cares about his… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenplay Writer Jimmy Prosser (BETTER CALL SAUL)

Interview with Filmmaker Gretchen Bayer (THE FOREST PRINCESS)

Gretchen Bayers short film THE FOREST PRINCESS played to rave reviews at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the festival.  What motivated you to make this film?  We had this trip booked to visit my family in Indiana. Their 9.5 acre wooded property, my incredibly special… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Gretchen Bayer (THE FOREST PRINCESS)

Interview with Filmmaker Nikhat Powell (THE BENEFACTION)

  Nikhat Powell’s short film THE BENEFACTION played to rave reviews at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was the winner of BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCES at the festival.  What motivated you to make this film?  This was my thesis film for my MFA in Digital Cinema. When I started, I knew it was… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Nikhat Powell (THE BENEFACTION)

Interview with Filmmaker Holly Voges (FELL)

Holly Voges’ short film FELL played to rave reviews at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. What motivated you to make this film? – My creative partner and I are currently adapting a novel. In working on that project we wanted to create something in the meantime. FELL is a story within the novel… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Holly Voges (FELL)

Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (BETWEEN SECONDS)

Nora Jaenicke’s short film BETWEEN SECONDS played to rave reviews at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the festival.  What motivated you to make this film? I had an idea for an animation, years ago, while in film school, and it was about two people struggling… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (BETWEEN SECONDS)