Interview with Filmmaker Nikhat Powell (THE BENEFACTION)

  Nikhat Powell’s short film THE BENEFACTION played to rave reviews at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was the winner of BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCES at the festival.  What motivated you to make this film?  This was my thesis film for my MFA in Digital Cinema. When I started, I knew it was… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Nikhat Powell (THE BENEFACTION)

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Interview with Filmmaker Vasili Manikas (ANTICA)

Vasili’s short film played to rave reviews at the October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival. : Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Vasili Manikas: Me and my production team really wanted to work on a film where everything was stripped down to a very basic feeling. No real plot, no tremendous character development,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Vasili Manikas (ANTICA)

Interview with Filmmaker Jean-Claude Leblanc (STUDDED NIGHTMARE)

Jean-Claude’s short film played to rave reviews at the October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival.  What motivated you to make this film? I’ve been working on films since I graduated from Trebas institute in 2006 in film production. I was trying to find a film idea but a good one is hard to find. I’m… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jean-Claude Leblanc (STUDDED NIGHTMARE)

Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Brooks (MILK MAN)

Jonathan’s short film was the winner of BEST FILM at the October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival. MILK MAN is considered the best HORROR short film of the year 2017. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jonathan Brooks: I wanted to direct a short film in a one day shoot that could potentially… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Brooks (MILK MAN)

Interview with Filmmaker Paul Scheufler (TASTE OF LOVE)

Paul’s short film played to rave reviews at the October 2017 STUDENT FEEDBACK Film Festival. “TASTE OF LOVE” was the winner of BEST Cinematography at the festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Paul Scheufler: To tell the story about the various forms love can take on, to tell the story about… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Paul Scheufler (TASTE OF LOVE)

Interview with Filmmaker Tamara Hansen (TWO)

Tamara’s short film played to rave reviews at the October 2017 STUDENT FEEDBACK Film Festival. “TWO” was the winner of BEST Musical Score at the festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tamara Hansen: I was inspired by a friendship of mine. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Tamara Hansen (TWO)

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)

Steve Hally’s short film was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the September 2017 THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Steve Hally: We wanted to make something thought provoking something that stirred. Something that pushed people into an uncomfortable environment and asked them, if the world continues in… Continue reading Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)

Eric Shahinian’s short film played to rave reviews at the September 2017 CRIME FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. It definitely stirred a great conversation. This was one of those films that was made for the FEEDBACK Film Festival format. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? The film was motivated by a real… Continue reading Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)

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)