Interview with Filmmaker Julia Trofimova (EULOGY FOR DENIS K)

EULOGY FOR DENIS K was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the December 2018 Female Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Julia Trofimova: I’m very intrigued by the question of the truth – how would it look like if everyone knew everything? Would this world still exist? Or… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Julia Trofimova (EULOGY FOR DENIS K)

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Interview with Filmmaker Paul Charisse (UNCLE GRIOT)

UNCLE GRIOT was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER at the December 2018 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Paul Charisse: This short was developed from a feature we are making called “Stina & the Wolf”. It’s developed from a single scene we thought would act well as a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Paul Charisse (UNCLE GRIOT)

Interview with Filmmaker Alex Fynn (FORMS)

FORMS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the November 2018 Experimental FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Alex Fynn: I was given the opportunity by Red Bull South Africa to create a piece that showcases dance in the most interesting way possible. From my early days… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Alex Fynn (FORMS)

Interview with Filmmaker Sean Janisse (LOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE)

LOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Experimental Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sean Janisse: I’ve wanted to make my own short film for a while now, but never felt confident enough with what I’ve written. I knew I wanted to make… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sean Janisse (LOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE)

Interview with Filmmaker Penny Lee (THROUGH CHINATOWNS’S EYES: APRIL 1968)

THROUGH CHINATOWNS’S EYES: APRIL 1968 played to rave reviews and was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the October 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Penny Lee: I wanted to tell the story about a minority group that was impacted by a national tragedy during a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Penny Lee (THROUGH CHINATOWNS’S EYES: APRIL 1968)

Interview with Filmmaker Graeme Bachiu (WHY WE PUSH?)

WHY WE PUSH played to rave reviews at the October 2018 Documentary Feedback Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Graeme Bachiu: The motivation for making the film was twofold: first, I wanted to enter a 60 second documentary contest and second, I wanted to tell a bit of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Graeme Bachiu (WHY WE PUSH?)

Interview with Filmmaker Jessica Chung (SUSHI MAN)

SUSHI MAN played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jessica Chung: This was my thesis to get my animation bachelors diploma. 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jessica Chung (SUSHI MAN)

Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Sreejith Nair (THE COLOR OF ME)

THE COLOR OF ME was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the September 2018 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sreejith Nair: This approach to the topic of racism and insecurity really came from the fact that I am Indian, but I am born and raised in America.… Continue reading Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Sreejith Nair (THE COLOR OF ME)

Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (WHALES)

WHALES played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Nora Jaenicke: I wrote the screenplay for the feature version of Whales, the short film, over ten years ago. The idea didn’t let me go, so I decided to make a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (WHALES)

Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)

 WATER was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the August 2018 Documentary Short Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jim Wilmer: In our travels across the planet, shooting commercial video for travel and tourism, we realized that there are a several ‘constants’ in our global environments, the most… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)