Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)

LEGAL FOX played to rave reviews at the June 2018 Web Series Festival in Toronto. It was also the winner of BEST MUSIC at the festival. Check out award-winning Legal Fox TV™ http://youtube.com/c/LegalFoxTV Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this web series? Shannon Harvey-Fung: As a ‘logical lawyer’ – an arguably un-creative path –… Continue reading Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)

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Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)

OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN played to rave reviews at the June 2018 Web Series FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. What motivated you to make this web series? As professors, we really wanted to get into the web series arena as many of our students are motivated to make them these days. Web series provide filmmakers and… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)

Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)

COOL GIRLS was the winner of BEST FILM at the June 2018 Web Series FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. You can watch the show on its website: http://www.coolgirlswebseries.com Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this web series? Laura & Sarah: As emerging artists, we were eager to create our own characters and write about… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)

Why do you want to be the President of the United States? (The West Wing S3 E7 Review)

Power should be confined to those who are not in love with it. – Plato GONE QUIET, The West Wing Episode 7 from Season 3. Directed by Jon Hutman Episode written by Aaron Sorkin. Story by Julia Dahl, Laura Glasser As the 2016 US election came to an end, I couldn’t help but go back… Continue reading Why do you want to be the President of the United States? (The West Wing S3 E7 Review)

Interview with actor Charley Scalies (The Wire, The Sopranos)

During filming, we hoped it would be nominated for an Emmy, especially when one reviewer said he couldn’t catch any of us acting. Highest praise. As for the “stevedores”, we had no doubt since we all hung out together just like a brotherhood on the docks. But David Simon, the show’s creator, felt its ratings were not high enough to even be considered. Of course, he was right.

Not until later, when the show was called out as being one of the ten best written TV shows of all time, did we came to realize that we might have been a part of a show that would not only be watched, over and over, but studied.

In 2014, I received an invitation from my alma mater, St. Joseph’s University, to speak to members of the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence about my experiences on the series. I was gob-smacked to learn they were studying “The Wire” for its sociological implications!

The Wire is the Greatest TV Show of All-Time

https://twitter.com/matthewtoffolo/status/548919207757631488 The marathon continues. Please don’t be down on Season 2. It’s a great season showing how the drug trade in Baltimore is really small potatoes compared to the rest of the world. The troubles run much deeper. Back in the day I did a video review of every single episode: Season 1 is about… Continue reading The Wire is the Greatest TV Show of All-Time