Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP)

Jana’s short film THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP played to rave reviews at the August 2017 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? The minute writer and producer Adrian Morphy pitched the idea I knew it was a story we needed to tell together. Then he wrote this beautiful… Continue reading Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP)

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)

Katie Maguire’s THE SESSION was the winner of “BEST PERFORMANCES” at the August 2017 Female Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Katie Maguire: My sister and I wanted to make a film together. We wanted the film to be funny yet have a dark side much like our own… Continue reading Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)

Blair & Olivia’s short film “GRACE & GRIT” played to rave reviews at the August 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Blair & Olivia: We wanted to experiment with the parts of ourselves that are in and out of alignment with the concepts of grace and grit and… Continue reading Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)

Interview with Director Lindsay Penn (NO STRINGS ATTACHED)

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival – August 2017 Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lindsday Penn: The moment I heard the song I instantly connected to it. I didn’t share the experience as a musician, but I absolutely experienced it as a YouTuber. On YouTube there is can be a… Continue reading Interview with Director Lindsay Penn (NO STRINGS ATTACHED)

Interview with director Cibele Santa Cruz (THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE)

THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LAND ASIDE was the winner of “Best Performances” and “Best Cinematography” at the April 2017 Female Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Cibele Santa Cruz: I received an email from a great friend with just a text, that ended up being used in the last… Continue reading Interview with director Cibele Santa Cruz (THE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE)

Interview with director Ashton Avila (HAVE A LITTLE FAITH)

Ashton Avila’s short film played at the April 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. Part of the best of Female Director’s showcased. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ashton Avila: I wanted to tell a story about a girl that I understood but most people don’t. Faith was that girl. From the… Continue reading Interview with director Ashton Avila (HAVE A LITTLE FAITH)

Interview with director Paige K. Boudreau (NOSTOMANIA)

NOSTOMANIA is an experimental film from Canada that played to rave reviews at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Paige K. Boudreau: I’ve long had an interest in urban exploration, particularly from my roadtrips across rural Saskatchewan. The biggest find I ever had was the… Continue reading Interview with director Paige K. Boudreau (NOSTOMANIA)

Interview with director Pauline Mabille (RIGHT HERE OF OVER THERE)

The French film “RIGHT HERE OF OVER THERE” was awarded BEST FILM at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor chatting with the extremely talented director Pauline Mabille. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Pauline Mabille: Since I was a little girl I wanted to be an actress… Continue reading Interview with director Pauline Mabille (RIGHT HERE OF OVER THERE)

Interview with director Ruth Pickett (LE BELLE FOLIE)

LE BELLE FOLIE was awarded BEST MUSIC at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor to interview the director of the unique and imaginative comedy. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ruth Pickett: I’ve been writing for a long time, working on various different projects, almost all comedic… Continue reading Interview with director Ruth Pickett (LE BELLE FOLIE)

Interview with director Mathilde Neau (UNBIND)

Mathilde Neau’s short dance film played to rave reviews at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mathilde Neau: My first motivation in films is to express feelings, thoughts, to answer questions with body expression. Talking with dance. This was the leading of my project, exploring… Continue reading Interview with director Mathilde Neau (UNBIND)