Interview with Filmmaker Diana Losen (PRIEST TO PRIEST)

 PRIEST TO PRIEST was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the July 2018 FAMILY Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Diana Losen: I received a grant as part of my graduate program at Northwestern and I wanted to use it to make this short film with the hopes… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Diana Losen (PRIEST TO PRIEST)

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Interview with Filmmaker Emily Eaglin (SWEETER)

SWEETER played to rave reviews at the July 2018 FAMILY Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Emily Eaglin: A combination of babysitting & wanting to take on a true challenge as a director (hence a child-filled cast)! I also wanted to create a role for myself Samira, who… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Emily Eaglin (SWEETER)

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 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 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 director Rob Sprackling (MAN’S BEST FRIEND)

MAN’S BEST FRIEND was a huge audience winner at the December 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival. A film about a boy who loses his beloved soccer ball and how he reconnects with his mother in the search for it. It was a pleasure chatting with the filmmaker about the film and what’s next:  Get to know… Continue reading Interview with director Rob Sprackling (MAN’S BEST FRIEND)

Interview with director Oliver McMillan (WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY)

Oliver McMillan’s short film “WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY” played to rave reviews at the December 2016 FAMILY Short Film Festival. Tt was an honor to interview the director: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Oliver McMillan: My motivation to create What’s Wearing Mummy stemmed from how the script resembled aspects of my own childhood. This… Continue reading Interview with director Oliver McMillan (WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY)