Interview with Filmmaker Michael Davis (HINDSIGHT)

HINDSIGHT was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the February 2019 ROMANCE Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Michael Davis: What motivated me was getting the opportunity to tell a story that plays backward. I also thought it was a really interesting character study on people and relationships.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Michael Davis (HINDSIGHT)

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Interview with Filmmaker Katie Garibaldi (STAR IN THE EAST)

STAR IN THE EAST played to rave reviews at the February 2019 Experimental Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Katie Garibaldi: “Star in the East” is a song I wrote about the Biblical story of the three kings who follow a star to welcome the newborn baby… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Katie Garibaldi (STAR IN THE EAST)

Interview with Writer/Actor/Producer Judith Eisenberg (THE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS)

THE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS played to rave reviews at the February 2019 ROMANCE Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Steve Anderson: I was a high school history teacher and I wanted to make a short film about my years of teaching. I was lucky enough to retire early… Continue reading Interview with Writer/Actor/Producer Judith Eisenberg (THE SECRET LIVES OF TEACHERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (HORLA)

HORLA played to rave reviews at the October 2018 HORROR Feedback Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Gabriel Galand: “Horla” was my thesis project for my Bachelor of Fine Arts and I wanted to make a film which had room for cinematography and production design. I remembered liking… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (HORLA)

Interview with Filmmaker Danja Politis (ANIMUS PER MACHINA)

ANIMUS PER MACHINA played to rave reviews at the January 2019 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Danja Politis: I always wanted to make an animation that was longer than three minutes on my own. At the time I was still at school and was given… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Danja Politis (ANIMUS PER MACHINA)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Brewster (A PIACERE)

A PIACERE played to rave reviews at the December 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Andy Brewster: I believe some of our best work as storytellers comes out of processing our own individual experiences. And, for me as music student at college (in addition to being… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Andy Brewster (A PIACERE)

Interview with Filmmaker Lina Schmeink (Löffel)

Löffel was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the Female Director’s December 2018 Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lina Schmeink: It was my grandma who spent her last ten years in an old people´s home. It was dirty and the nurses had no time for the residents. That… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lina Schmeink (Löffel)

Interview with Producer Lester Greene (I GOT A CALLBACK)

I GOT A CALLBACK played to rave reviews at the December 2018 COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lester Greene: The whole Me Too movement sparked this film, especially the Terry Crews story of him being sexually assaulted by that high powered agent. 2. From… Continue reading Interview with Producer Lester Greene (I GOT A CALLBACK)

Interview with Filmmaker Kristy Linderholm (Murder in the Cat House)

MURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE played to rave reviews at the December 2018 COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kristy Linderholm: It was practice to get ready for the next one which is much bigger. I learned a ton. 2. From the idea to the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kristy Linderholm (Murder in the Cat House)