Interview with Filmmaker Borja Escribano (EXPLORERS)

EXPLORERS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the July 2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Borja Escribano: The desire to tell a story that talks about how many times, no matter how hard we try things, is to fight against destiny when really wants something 2. From… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Borja Escribano (EXPLORERS)

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Interview with Filmmaker Greg Osei (SEARCHING FOR WONDER)

SEARCHING FOR WONDER was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the July 2020 Experimental Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Greg Osei: I had several experiences in 2016 that really inspired me to make this film. Two of the biggest inspirations were Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Greg Osei (SEARCHING FOR WONDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Anders Teig (RUBBISH ROBBERS)

RUBBISH ROBBERS was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2020 Comedy Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Anders Teig: I wanted to give myself a challenge. Make a film that is fun, full of action and holds the audience attention. And to do it in just one location. 2.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Anders Teig (RUBBISH ROBBERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Davide Carlini (TRATAK 1 – ANTARS)

TRATAK 1 – ANTARS played to rave reviews at the October 2019 TV Web Series festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Davide Carlini: During the course of directing at a private school in my splendid Marche region, the Officine Mattolì Association in Tolentino, was proposed to us and offered… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Davide Carlini (TRATAK 1 – ANTARS)

Interview with Filmmaker Vickie Rose Sampson (YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Vickie Rose Sampson: The main reason is to explore what will be the eventual outcomes of society of the increase in reliance on technology to do even the simplest of things. And how we could become victims of our own inventions. 2. From the idea to… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Vickie Rose Sampson (YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY)

Interview with Filmmaker Ciaran R. Maidwell (THERE’S STILL GOOD)

THERE’S STILL GOOD was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the LGBT Toronto Film Festival in May 2019. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ciaran R. Maidwell: There’s Still Good was inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDTalk “The danger of a single story”. In it, she says “the single story creates stereotypes,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Ciaran R. Maidwell (THERE’S STILL GOOD)

Interview with Filmmaker Robbie Lemieux (THE WOODS)

THE WOODS played to rave reviews at the May 2019 Thriller/Suspense FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Robbie Lemieux: This short film is a proof-of-concept for a feature film that I’m developing. Although the short is about different characters in slightly different circumstances than the feature, the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Robbie Lemieux (THE WOODS)

Interview with Filmmaker Erika Kramer (SHE’S MARRYING STEVE)

SHE’S MARRYING STEVE was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES & MUSIC at the February 2019 LGBT Film Festival in February. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Erika Kramer: I’ve always wanted to make films that shine light on lesbian characters and on the lesbian experience – I feel that visibility in film/tv… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Erika Kramer (SHE’S MARRYING STEVE)