Interview with Filmmaker Debbie Vu (ROLL PIN PUNCH)

ROLL PIN PUNCH was the winner of BEST ACTION FILM at the July 2020 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Debbie Vu: I went to my first fighting tournament back in 2013 and was so inspired by the sweat and energy each fighter puts into the ring. All… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Debbie Vu (ROLL PIN PUNCH)

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Interview with Filmmaker David Bradburn (BEFORE YOU WOKE)

BEFORE YOU WOKE played to rave reviews at the May 2019 FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? David Bradburn: I had been wanting to get some experience writing and directing an action film and also, I had wanted to work with Christian Litke. From there I started… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker David Bradburn (BEFORE YOU WOKE)

Interview with Screenwriter Rodrigo Juatco (ROAR)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Rodrigo Juatco: ROAR is a story that straddles a thin-line between truth and reality; but when reality appears in the form of a legendary beast hell-bent on revenge, the truth suddenly takes a backseat to TERROR. 2. What genre does your screenplay fall under? Horror/Thriller 3. Why should… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Rodrigo Juatco (ROAR)

Interview with Filmmaker Lola Rùi (THE DOOR)

THE DOOR was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the November 2018 Thriller/Suspense Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lola Rùi: Show the story you want to tell is always the main engine to make a film. The starting point was to think about experiences of conflict that someone… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lola Rùi (THE DOOR)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

BREAK ROOM was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2018 ACTION/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. What motivated you to make this film? I love fight films, strong female protagonists, and fantasize about a world where people might actually have to back up their opinions with physicality in general so it was an… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)

 PREY played to great reviews at the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.  1. What motivated you to make this film? The motivation for this film was mostly based on us not having made anything that was truly ours in a long while! We had spent a lot of time creating music videos… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)

The short film WITHHELD (directed by James Bowsher) was the overwhelming winner of BEST FILM at the THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in September 2017. It arguably could be the best short film of 2017! It’s that great of a film. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Matthew Steggles: The primary motivation was that… Continue reading Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)

Andi’ Osho’s short film was voted BEST MUSIC at September 2017 CRIME/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I had a really inspiring conversation with a Fox executive several years ago and he told me that I need to think about what my contribution to the industry is.… Continue reading Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)

Interview with director Brendon Rathbone (MARAUDER)

Brendon Rathbone’s short film “MARAUDER” was the winner of “Best Musical Score” at the Action/Thriller Festival in February 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Brandon Rathbone: A lot of the shorts that I had made before Marauder had been thrown together for 48 hour film fests and even though I’m happy… Continue reading Interview with director Brendon Rathbone (MARAUDER)

Interview with director James Peaty (APPRAISAL)

James Peaty’s short film “APPRAISAL” was the winner of “Best Performances” at the Action/Thriller Festival in February 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? James Peaty: My main motivation for making the film was to test myself in relation to how I work with actors. In the main, I hadn’t worked with… Continue reading Interview with director James Peaty (APPRAISAL)