Dan Robinette’s short film DRAWN TO FEAR was voted “Scariest Film” at the August 2016 Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival. Quite the achievement when you look at all of the other excellent and scary films that were also showcased. It was an honor to interview Mr. Robinette and chat about his film and what’s next! Matthew… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Dan Robinette (DRAWN TO FEAR)
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Interview with Filmmaker James Ersted (MONTH TO MONTH)
Month to Month was the opening film at the June 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival. The audience really responded to this short film. It’s a little bit musical, with a splash of dramatic character study, and a twist of fantasy. It was an honor to chat with the director James Ersted: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker James Ersted (MONTH TO MONTH)
Interview with Israeli Filmmaker Shachar Gal (BLACK BALLOON)
BLACK BALLOON was the winner of Best Cinematography at the June 2016 WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor speaking with the director Shachar Gal about the film. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Shachar Gal: There are few things that attracted us about making the film. Actually the first thoughts we… Continue reading Interview with Israeli Filmmaker Shachar Gal (BLACK BALLOON)
Interview with Filmmaker Mike Callaghan (HOLE)
I was excited to see the what an audience made of it. You make a film for people to watch and enjoy and it was great to see that your audience responded so well to it. It’s a great idea to do these videos.
Interview with Filmmaker Frédéric Poirier (NODE)
It’s always nice to see an audience take the time to talk about the film, in any way. There’s no better way to tell what works and what doesn’t. Here some people were confused about some aspects of the script, but others took it upon themselves to explain it to them. Having random people understand and stand up for the most intricate parts of the script is very gratifying.
Interview with Filmmaker Steve Catieau (MARIE MADELEINE)
MARIE MADELEINE was the winner of Best Film, and Best Performances at the April 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival. I recently interviewed the filmmaker to chat about his experiences making the film. Interview with Steve Catieau: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Steve Catieau: I wanted to express something about our society. For me,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Steve Catieau (MARIE MADELEINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Anaëlle Morf (JEWISH BLIND DATE)
Anaëlle Morf’s short film “Jewish Blind Date” played at the Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival in March 2016 to rave reviews. Her film also won Best Musical Score at the festival.
Interview with Filmmaker Tyler Wallach (FROG)
Tyler Wallach’s short film FROG played at the Family FEEDBACK Film Festival in March 2016. It was the winner of Best Cinematography at the festival. WEBSITE Interview with Tyler Wallach: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tyler Wallach: The belief that stories are important and best when shared. And that Frogs are… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Tyler Wallach (FROG)
Interview with Cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani (NEERJA)
Mitesh Mirchandani is a rising cinematographer in the industry who is currently based in based in Mumbai. Only 26, he DP’d the feature film Neerja, which could be the sleeper hit movie of 2016. From here on out, his future is bright. http://www.miteshdop.com/ Interview with Mitesh Mirchandani: Matthew Toffolo: How is the film scene in India? What… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani (NEERJA)
Interview with Filmmaker Francesco Faralli (LIKE IN THE MOVIES)
I was interested and a little in apprehension. I think it’s very important to laugh about Tiziano’s errors because if you feel guilty to laugh about it it’s because you feel a kind of distance from him and your thought is something like “poor thing, I feel sorry for him and his condition, so I shouldn’t laugh about it”; instead, Daniele taught me that equality goes from here too, you can laugh as long as you can see and appreciate the efforts.