Interview with Filmmaker Hannah de Groot (TIME AT WOODPINE)

TIME AT WOODPINE played to rave reviews at the April 2020 Female Film Festival. A Film Freeway Preferred Festival: Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Hannah de Groot: I really leaned into the collaborative process, with my cast and crew motivating me with their fresh perspectives, creativity, and hard work whenever I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Hannah de Groot (TIME AT WOODPINE)

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Interview with Filmmaker Hadley Hendon (BLESSING)

BLESSING was the winner of BEST FILM at the November 2019 Documentary Short Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Hadley Hendon: I found Al Nour through a program I went to Morocco with, Actuality Media. They do preliminary research into a few organizations and the filmmakers get… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Hadley Hendon (BLESSING)

Interview with Filmmaker Luai Akl (EPIPHANY)

EPIPHANY played to rave reviews at the November 2019 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Luai Akl: I always wanted to talk about drug addicts and the childhood, So i decided to talk about both and how everything is connected somehow 2. From the idea… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Luai Akl (EPIPHANY)

Interview with Filmmaker Steve Socki (HALLOWSTIDE)

HALLOWSTIDE played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Steve Socki: Want to create moving paintings with visual interest. 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short? 1… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Steve Socki (HALLOWSTIDE)

Interview with Filmmaker Aaron Rudelson (NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME)

NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME played to rave reviews and was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the August 2018 Comedy Festival in Toronto. 1. What motivated you to make this film? A lot of things, but one of the most prominent things I’m interested in is human nature. As rational beings, we are not always… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Aaron Rudelson (NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME)

Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)

THE CALL played to rave reviews at the July 2018 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival in July 2018 in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jia Li: I was planning to do a collection of horror films that only happened in one location and one night. 2. From the idea to the… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

BREAK ROOM was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2018 ACTION/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. What motivated you to make this film? I love fight films, strong female protagonists, and fantasize about a world where people might actually have to back up their opinions with physicality in general so it was an… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

Interview with Filmmaker David Maire (CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR)

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR played to rave reviews at the 2016 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. 1. What motivated you to make this film? “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ was my thesis film for the School of Visual Arts’s Masters in Directing program, which requires their students to complete and screen their shorts at the end of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker David Maire (CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR)

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)

FilmFreeway Founder Zachary Jones – 2 Year Anniversary Interview

Wow, that’s incredible to think that less than a year and a half ago we had just crossed the 1,000 mark. Now here we are just after our 2 year anniversary and we’re approaching 3,700 film festivals and 250,000 filmmakers! The support and reception from the indie film community has been incredible. We would have never guessed we’d reach an audience like this in 2 years. We’re tremendously grateful to our users and to the community for all the support.