Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)

THE CALL played to rave reviews at the July 2018 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival in July 2018 in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jia Li: I was planning to do a collection of horror films that only happened in one location and one night. 2. From the idea to the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)

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Interview with Filmmaker Mehmet Tigli (HIGH CALORIE)

 HIGH CALORIE was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the July 2018 FAMILY FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Prejudices about different people, internet addiction in virtual world and paradoxal behaviors of parents are the basic motives to make me shoot this film. 2. From the idea to the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Mehmet Tigli (HIGH CALORIE)

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 Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)

VIOLET AND JUNE was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the February 2018 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Valentine’s Day. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Linnea Ritland: Whenever I look up at the stars I’m flat out terrified. The idea that we’re tiny in comparison to the universe (and that we’re… Continue reading Interview with filmmaker Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)

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 director Gonzalo Cotelo (MAMMA)

MAMMA was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the January 2018 Under 5min. Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Gonzalo Cotelo: I think almost every filmmaker is lured at a certain point with the idea of making a one shot film, and so was I. I also wanted to tell… Continue reading Interview with director Gonzalo Cotelo (MAMMA)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)

 IT GETS BETTER? was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the December 2017 LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Stephen Riscica: I started writing this film almost years ago after learning about Jamey Rodemeyer, a young gay teenager from Buffalo, NY who made an It Gets Better video… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephanie Knöbl (PEPITA & MAX)

 Stephanie Knöbl was the producer and co-director of the short film PEPITA & MAX. It was the winner of BEST SOUND DESIGN at the September 2017 Festival for Family. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Stephanie Knöbl: For a long time we have been dealing with the topic of the representation of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Stephanie Knöbl (PEPITA & MAX)

Interview with Filmmaker Mike Johnson (OCEANIC ALIENS)

 OCEANIC ALIENS was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the November 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mike Johnson: A few years ago I fell in love with scuba diving and the underwater world. Being a filmmaker, my goal quickly became making underwater video a staple of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Mike Johnson (OCEANIC ALIENS)