Interview with Filmmaker Andre Sitolini (THE COOK AND THE CHEF)

THE COOK AND THE CHEF played to rave reviews at the March 2019 Comedy & Drama Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Andre Sitolini : I wanted to make something very stylistic. I wanted clouds grounded to the horizon and the sky to never be blue. 2.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Andre Sitolini (THE COOK AND THE CHEF)

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Interview with Filmmaker Damien Starr (I’LL BE FINE)

I’LL BE FINE was the winner of BEST FILM at the December 2018 COMEDY Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Damien Starr: This was a student project and the restriction was to have it within 3 minutes. I wanted to challenge myself in a couple of ways, firstly… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Damien Starr (I’LL BE FINE)

Interview with Producer Lester Greene (I GOT A CALLBACK)

I GOT A CALLBACK played to rave reviews at the December 2018 COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lester Greene: The whole Me Too movement sparked this film, especially the Terry Crews story of him being sexually assaulted by that high powered agent. 2. From… Continue reading Interview with Producer Lester Greene (I GOT A CALLBACK)

Interview with Filmmakers Hope Carew & Allison O’Conor (MR. NICE GIRLS)

MR. NICE GIRLS played to rave reviews at the September 2018 COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Hope Carew & Allison O’Conor: We are real-life best friends who love making comedy. We make each other laugh constantly, so it felt natural to write something together. What… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Hope Carew & Allison O’Conor (MR. NICE GIRLS)

Interview with Filmmaker Sam South (EAT JEREMY)

EAT JEREMY was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the August 2018 Comedy Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sam South: Comedy has always been my favourite genre to write and this idea has been floating around for quite a while. I’ve made 4 short films so far… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sam South (EAT JEREMY)

Interview with Filmmaker Eugene Lehnert (THE OUTER BOROUGHS)

THE OUTER BOROUGHS played to rave reviews at the August 2018 COMEDY Film Festival in Toronto. 1. What motivated you to make this film? I’ve been making the series as a low budget web-series. I wanted to make something bigger to show off the concept. I tried to make an episode about a creature that… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Eugene Lehnert (THE OUTER BOROUGHS)

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)

THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS was awarded BEST PERFORMANCES at the February 2018 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Gabriel Renfro: I thought it was a funny idea that appealed to a universal human question: what if I take a different path in life? In my… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)

Interview with director CJ Colando (JAKE & JULIA)

JAKE & JULIA was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the January 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? CJ Colando: There was no motivation in the beginning; I wrote it quite passively as an exercise in short-form comedy, and thought that would be the end… Continue reading Interview with director CJ Colando (JAKE & JULIA)

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)

Igor Gavva’s short film “SUITCASE” was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles in September 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Igor Gavva: The motivation was to try myself in a new art. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it… Continue reading Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)

Andrea Behring’s short film “BAGGAGE” played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles in September 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Andrea Behring: I really wanted to have fun and tell an atypical comedy that poked fun at the norm and also pushed people’s boundaries a bit. Anything I… Continue reading Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)