Interview with Filmmakers Lucy Joan Barnes & Ali Causon (FOR WANT OF A NAIL)

FOR WANT OF A NAIL played to rave reviews at the April 2019 Female Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lucy (director): The script and it’s message, it was not trying to “sugarcoat” what having OCD is really like.. it was showing how intense it can be… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Lucy Joan Barnes & Ali Causon (FOR WANT OF A NAIL)

Interview with Filmmaker Annabelle Frost (G(R)O(W)ING UP)

G(R)O(W)ING UP was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the April 2019 Female Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Annabelle Frost: My boss at the time encouraged me to make a film as he knew I had professional directing aspirations. 2. From the idea to the finished… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Annabelle Frost (G(R)O(W)ING UP)

Interview with Filmmaker Roisin Kearney (THE FAMILY WAY)

THE FAMILY WAY was the winner of BEST FILM at the January 2019 Female Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Roisin Kearney: I had produced two short films after having a break from film making. I had found it difficult to work in the industry after the birth… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Roisin Kearney (THE FAMILY WAY)

Interview with Screenwriter Tali Zingman (HEADSTRONG)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Tali Zingman: Alice (32), a girl plagued by her own self-criticism and loathing, has just caught her boyfriend of five years cheating. Faced with the double-edged question of what to do, Alice confronts the different, zany sides of her personality. In this inner battle of the mind, she… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Tali Zingman (HEADSTRONG)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaue Nunes Melo (MAXWELL’S DEMON)

MAXWELL’S DEMON was the winner BEST FILM at the December 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kaue Nunes Melo: I read an article about a girl that suffered from hipersexuality that discovered that she was abused by her father when she was young, but suppressed that memory… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kaue Nunes Melo (MAXWELL’S DEMON)

Interview with Filmmaker Liz Lachman (PIN-UP)

PIN-UP played at the October 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival to rave reviews. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Liz Lachman: This film was motivated by my own experiences and artist friends experiences of feeling never good enough and emotionally “empty,” always searching for perfection in our work, ourselves, everything outside… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Liz Lachman (PIN-UP)

Interview with Filmmaker Peta Milan (RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN)

RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN played to rave reviews at the August 2018 FEMALE Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Peta Milan: I have a close working relationship with Victim Support Europe and they wanted me to create a film for them on cybercrime. I had read over the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Peta Milan (RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN)

Interview with Filmmaker Shetu Modi (THE PITS)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Shetu Modi: Honestly, I noticed my sweat smelled like Indian food whenever I ate a lot of it and I connected that to some of my childhood and university experiences. The story is not autobiographical but some of the details are. 2. From the idea to… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Shetu Modi (THE PITS)

Interview with Actors Stephen Tracey & Erica Anderson (PREY)

PREY played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Female Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Taking a quote from the director, Vivien Endicott- Douglas, who says it best: “As women, we are predominantly conditioned to believe that we must sacrifice our own happiness and comfort for the… Continue reading Interview with Actors Stephen Tracey & Erica Anderson (PREY)

Interview with Writer/Actor Catherine Haun (MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION)

MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the August 2018 Female Film Festival in Toronto. http://www.mrsmurphysconfession.com Facebook: @playfulshortfilm.com Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? I became obsessed. That’s the best way to describe it. Totally off the rails. I just thought I would die if I didn’t make this… Continue reading Interview with Writer/Actor Catherine Haun (MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION)