Interview with Filmmaker Tomislav Vujcic (CHAMP)

RISK was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the May 2019 LGBT Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tomislav Vujcic: We wanted to depict homophobia in sports in the hopes of contributing to a more open society and promote tolerance in sports in general. 2. From the idea to… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Tomislav Vujcic (CHAMP)

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Interview with Filmmaker Marat Narimanov (BIG BOOOM)

BIG BOOOM played to rave reviews at the June 2019 LA Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marat Narimanov: It’s the desire to witness the great events that happened billions years ago and that are still happening right now. To be able see all those processes in a short… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Marat Narimanov (BIG BOOOM)

Interview with Director Tom Skowronski (NOVAK)

Short Film played at the June 2017 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tom Skowronski: This script was written by Matt Wexler and was a great example of how nothing is more painful than watching really bad stand-up. That combined with the idea of capturing… Continue reading Interview with Director Tom Skowronski (NOVAK)

Interview with director Jon James Smith (DO NOT DISTURB)

Jon James Smith’s short film “DO NOT DISTURB” played to great success at the August 2016 HORROR Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jon James Smith: My motivation for making the film boils down to two things. Firstly I had a story and ideas I desperately wanted to share with… Continue reading Interview with director Jon James Smith (DO NOT DISTURB)

Interview with director/animator Mads Johan Øgaard (I AM DYSLEXIC)

Mads Johan Øgaard’s short film “I AM DYSLEXIC” was the winner of Best Film at the December 2016 Animation Short Film Festival. Perhaps one of the best films to show at the festival in 2016. A film that received great acclaim from the audience Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mads Johan Øgaard:… Continue reading Interview with director/animator Mads Johan Øgaard (I AM DYSLEXIC)

Interview with director Daniel Greenwald (A Few Rubber Bands More)

Daniel Greenwald directed  the short film Western/Comedy “A Few Rubber Bands More”, which was showcased at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2016. The film received rave reviews from the audience and was awarded “Best Cinematography” at the festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Daniel Greenwald: Film making was… Continue reading Interview with director Daniel Greenwald (A Few Rubber Bands More)

Interview with director Yama Rauf (NO WOMAN)

Yama Rauf’s film from Afghanistan “NO WOMAN” played to rave reviews at the November 2016 Under 5 Minute FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Yama Rauf: There was a women’s day film festival in my home town Mazar-i-Sharif, where I made this film for competition and it won best… Continue reading Interview with director Yama Rauf (NO WOMAN)

Interview with director Dave Lojek (PROVERBIAL LUCK)

Dave Lojek’s film from Austria (via Germany) “PROVERBIAL LUCK” played to rave reviews at the November 2016 Under 5 Minute FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Dave Lojek: Language and film can have nice effects on audiences. But less talk and more deeds are preferrable in most films. This one… Continue reading Interview with director Dave Lojek (PROVERBIAL LUCK)

Interview with director Sébastien Vanicek (MAYDAY)

Sébastien Vanicek’s short film MAYDAY played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival. It was a pleasure to interview him about his film and what’s next: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sébastien Vanicek: I have a tremendous phobia of airplanes. So I started to write a movie about a… Continue reading Interview with director Sébastien Vanicek (MAYDAY)

Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Jovanna Burke (THE TRAP)

Jovanna Burke’s THE TRAP played to rave reviews at the October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Short Film Festival. It was the winner of “Best Overall Performances” at the festival. It was a pleasure sitting down and chatting with her about the film and what’s next for the very talented actor turned writer turned upcoming director!  Matthew Toffolo:… Continue reading Interview with Actor/Screenwriter Jovanna Burke (THE TRAP)