Interview with Filmmaker Lina Schmeink (Löffel)

Löffel was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the Female Director’s December 2018 Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lina Schmeink: It was my grandma who spent her last ten years in an old people´s home. It was dirty and the nurses had no time for the residents. That… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lina Schmeink (Löffel)

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Interview with Filmmaker Jamie Shannon (THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN)

THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN was the winner of BEST FILM at the July 2018 Family FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jamie Shannon: I have always found Rasputin fascinating character, being the first tabloid character in History. Around the time i wrote this we had our own… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jamie Shannon (THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)

THE LETTERS was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the June 2018 Thriller/Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Terez Koncz: I wanted to give voice to those who are not heard due to their age, social situation or any other reason. 2. From the idea… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

TRUMPETS IN THE SKY won BEST FILM at the May 2018 Fantasy/Sci-Fi FEEDBACK Film Festival in Torotno Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Robin De Cock: The idea of a sound that terrorized the world came to me in a weird moment while listening to dubstep (I know that’s pretty terrible motivation).… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Lane (HANDS)

 HANDS was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the May 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. What motivated you to make this film? My film is about diversity. I live in a city,Leicester uk, where there are a range of people from all over the world. We do mix peacefully: it can be done. I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Michael Lane (HANDS)

Interview with Filmmaker Robert Guthrie (EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY)

EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY played to rave reviews at the February 2018 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Valentine’s Day. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Robert Guthrie: So many LGBTQ films, especially coming-of-age films, focus on difficulties. Violence, unrequited love, isolation… etc. Yes, it can be difficult. But, also, yes,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Robert Guthrie (EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY)

Interview with Filmmaker Gonzaga Manso (EDEN HOSTEL)

EDEN HOSTEL was the winner of BEST FILM at the January 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival.  Get to know the director of the film:    What motivated you to make this film? I suppose it was loneliness . When I was 18 I wasn’t very sure about who I really was and often felt like… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Gonzaga Manso (EDEN HOSTEL)

Interview with director Dinh Thai (MONDAY)

MONDAY was the winner of BEST FILM at the January 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: Dinh, what motivated you to make your award-winning HBO APA Visionaries short film? Dinh Thai: The motivation for making MONDAY came in three ways; I was spending an abundance of time with my two filmmaker friends,… Continue reading Interview with director Dinh Thai (MONDAY)

Interview with documentary filmmaker Jenna Gartlan (MISSING PEACE)

MISSSING PEACE played at the November 2017 Short Film Festival to great reviews. It is by far one of the most unique films the FEEDBACK Festival showed in 2017.   Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I was really shocked to learn about Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), but I was instantly… Continue reading Interview with documentary filmmaker Jenna Gartlan (MISSING PEACE)