Interview with Filmmaker Julia Fullerton-Batten (1814 FROST FAIR)

1814 FROST FAIR played to rave reviews at the July 2020 FEMALE Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? How did you come up with the idea for this short film? Julia Fullerton-Batten: I am a fine art photographer shooting story-telling projects on a wide variety of themes. As part of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Julia Fullerton-Batten (1814 FROST FAIR)

Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Rosen-Quan (CHOICES)

CHOICES was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the July 2020 LGBT Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kevin Rosen-Quan: I’ve always wanted to write and direct, but found it difficult to reach all the milestones it takes to do so. Recently, I joined a volunteer organization called… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kevin Rosen-Quan (CHOICES)

Interview with Filmmaker Zhang Xinwen (NEW YEARS EVE DINNER)

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER played to rave reviews at the July 2020 Female Directors Festival. What motivated you to make this film? :逢年过节人类对于动物的肆无忌惮的杀戮用于庆祝,根本不会顾及动物的想法和感受,人类不会一直是地球的主人,如果用人类对待动物的方法,让动物对待人类一次,看看会是什么样子。 Humans always kill animals for celebrations in customs without considering what they think and feel. However, humans can’t always be the host of the world, let’s imagine what if our roles swapped… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Zhang Xinwen (NEW YEARS EVE DINNER)

Interview with Filmmaker Emily DeBackere (LAUNDRY)

LAUNDRY played to rave reviews at the July 2020 FEMALE Directors Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What Motivated you to make this film? Emily DeBackere: I made this the summer after my second year of school at Ryerson. The motivation behind it was purely to make a film with no budget in my parents backyard with a… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Emily DeBackere (LAUNDRY)

Interview with Filmmaker Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill (BAD MOTHER)

BAD MOTHER played to rave reviews at the May 2020 Female Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Nicola: Well Marnie told me a story of a woman she met on a beach a few years a back. This film is based on that true story. which we then dramatised. In… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Marnie Baxter & Nicola Stuart-Hill (BAD MOTHER)

Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (PROOF)

PROOF played to rave reviews at the May 2020 Female Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Nora Jaenicke: The film is, in part, biographical. In order to receive my American Green Card I had to go through a series of very intrusive interviews. Because there were some bureaucratical issues with… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Nora Jaenicke (PROOF)

Interview with Filmmaker Marina Ziolkowski (19)

19 was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2020 Female Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marina Ziolkowski: I wanted to talk about how psychological violence can lead to physical violence 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Marina Ziolkowski (19)

Interview with Filmmaker Sandy Parker (ALIENATED)

ALIENATED played to rave reviews at the April 2020 Female Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sandy Parker: I was getting the feeling that some festivals mainly wanted stories about young people getting molested. A moderator at a pitch session I attended said, “These are the stories that need… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sandy Parker (ALIENATED)

Interview with Filmmaker Deanna Director (Millennials Throughout History: A Titanic Following )

Millennials Throughout History: A Titanic Following played to rave reviews at the April 2020 Female Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Deanna Director: I’m a comedy writer & producer in pursuit of landing a late night TV writing job, so I’m always plotting different ways to have my work… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Deanna Director (Millennials Throughout History: A Titanic Following )

Interview with Filmmaker Larissa Pruett (BED-HEADLINES)

BED-HEADLINES played to rave reviews at the April 2020 Female Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? My roommate, Bianca motivated me to make this film. She may have found herself in many a mornings in which she’s caught up in her mind and news and thoughts and news and… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Larissa Pruett (BED-HEADLINES)