Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Harris (WEEKEND WARRIOR)

 WEEKEND WARRIOR played to rave reviews at the August 2018 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jonathan Harris: I like to make films about activities that people don’t normally get the chance to be involved in. Adventure and action sports have always enthralled me so I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Harris (WEEKEND WARRIOR)

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)

Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)

Co-Director Shaun Wright’s short film A GOOD BLINDER played at the April 2018 Documentary FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. It was the overwhelming winner of BEST FILM at the festival.   Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Shaun Wright: After having a conversation with Dan, we knew he would be be… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD played to rave reviews at the March 2018 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kaitlin Creadon: With the wonderful opportunity to make any type of film I desired through my schooling, I had the chance to turn this once-in-a-lifetime event into… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

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)

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)

Interview with Filmmaker Hendricksen Armand (COSPLAY: BEHIND THE MASK)

COSPLAY: BEHIND THE MASK played to rave reviews at the November 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Hendricksen Armand: I was always aware of cosplay as a subculture from an outsiders perspective but it wasn’t until I was fully immersed in it that I began to understand… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Hendricksen Armand (COSPLAY: BEHIND THE MASK)

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)

Margaret Costa’s short film was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2017 DOCUMENTARY FEEDBACK Short Film Festival Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Margaret Costa: I thought the topic was compelling and the story needed to be told. The fact that the Catholic Church and the Irish Government profited and abused… Continue reading Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)

Interview with director Marina Meijer (CARGO)

Marina Meijer’s short film “CARGO” was the winner of “BEST FILM” at the May 2017 European Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marina Meijer: I needed to make a film about the importance of women and love, in an environment where she is absent. So I went looking for places… Continue reading Interview with director Marina Meijer (CARGO)

Interview with director Paul Zehrer (BEING SEEN)

Paul Zehrer’s short film “BEING SEEN” was the winner of BEST FILM at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? My cinematographer, Chikara Motomura, and I were approached by the director of Lifehouse Agency in Marin, CA, to create a video that would help the community… Continue reading Interview with director Paul Zehrer (BEING SEEN)