Interview with Filmmaker Ly Bolia (REPEAT)

REPEAT was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2020 DOCUMENTARY Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ly Bolia: My struggle with something that most people don’t expect or plan to deal with. I never thought that one day the roles in my relationship with my mother and I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Ly Bolia (REPEAT)

Interview with Novelist Mark Renshaw (CYBORN)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your novel about? Mark Renshaw: A cyborg private detective Infected with a tekvirus teams up with a sexbot operated by his estranged daughter (#awakward) to solve all his cases and find a cure before he shuts down 2. What genres would you say this story is in? Sci-Fi comedy with a… Continue reading Interview with Novelist Mark Renshaw (CYBORN)

Interview with Winner Screenwriter Greg Emmerth (PALMETTO)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Greg Emmerth: On a basic level, a wayward son returns home for his mother’s birthday. On a slightly deeper level, it’s about how people allow the past, and past grievances and holding onto pain for far too long, to hobble their present lives. 2. What genres does your… Continue reading Interview with Winner Screenwriter Greg Emmerth (PALMETTO)

Interview with Filmmaker Chris Garcia (NEW LIFE)

NEW LIFE played to rave reviews at the May 2020 Experimental, Dance, Music Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Chris Garcia: I wanted to talk about a subject that personally touched me. I wanted to show that any kind of art (dancing, acting, drawing…) could be a therapy and take… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Chris Garcia (NEW LIFE)

Interview with Filmmaker Brian Ng (24)

24 was voted BEST FILM at the May 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Brian Ng: The initial motivation to make this film was the assassination of my uncle on a highway in the Philippines. Up till then I was working on another animated film based on… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Brian Ng (24)

Interview with Filmmaker Selket Kaufman (A VOICE FOR WHALES)

A VOICE FOR WHALES was voted BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the May 2020 Documentary Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Selket Kaufman: This film has been long overdue. It’s a story that needed to be told and I am honored that I have the opportunity to do so. I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Selket Kaufman (A VOICE FOR WHALES)

Interview with Filmmaker Tim Owens (NO FILTER)

NO FILTER played to rave reviews at the May 2020 COMEDY Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Tim Owens: This was an exercise to me as a filmmaker, expand on a funny or interesting idea and see if we can make it into a complete idea. The motivation really came from… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Tim Owens (NO FILTER)

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 Screenwriter Federico Vicino (Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Federico Vicino: Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist is about a dark horse candidate running for a seat in Missouri’s House of Representatives. Set on the heels of a near-apocalyptic nuclear winter, his platform is to fuse the best characteristics of capitalism and socialism to help the common person realize… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Federico Vicino (Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist)