THE KOI played to rave reviews at the Action/Crime/Thriller Festival in May 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? How did you come up with the idea for this short film? Qiyu Mary Zhou: “The Koi” is a romantic crime drama that is about a juvenile delinquent who falls deeply into a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Qiyu Mary Zhou (THE KOI)
Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? John McCarney: About the heroic efforts of ordinary people, risking their lives to save discarded mix raced orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Action-Adventure 3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? That we repeat history….To remember that… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter John McCarney (OPERATION BABYLIFT)
FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the January 2018 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jon Glassberg: We wanted to make a film that made fun of the film festival style and the outdoor industry’s obsession with accomplishment. So, we put two guys… Continue reading Interview with director Jon Glassberg (FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS)
I loved it. It was a totally new experience for me. I’ve obviously shown the film to a lot of friends and people I meet, and it is great to see their reaction as they watch the film. But having people who know about film talk about and comment on your work is something very different. The fact that the audience picked up on some of the small details about the characters & story line gives me a renewed devotion to finish up the series.