Interview with Filmmaker Myriam Kamel (MY BROTHER)

MY BROTHER played to rave reviews at the April 2019 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Myriam Kamel: I definitely wanted to show diversity on the screen. Montreal is such a cultural city, and as beautiful as it is it also comes with its issues. I wanted… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Myriam Kamel (MY BROTHER)

Interview with Filmmaker Andre Sitolini (THE COOK AND THE CHEF)

THE COOK AND THE CHEF played to rave reviews at the March 2019 Comedy & Drama Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Andre Sitolini : I wanted to make something very stylistic. I wanted clouds grounded to the horizon and the sky to never be blue. 2.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Andre Sitolini (THE COOK AND THE CHEF)

Interview with Filmmaker Filippo Michele Guarna (MISTER EGG)

MISTER EGG was the winner of BEST FILM at the March 2019 Comedy & Drama Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Filippo Michele Guarna: It was a period of intense philosophical ‘restlessness’ for me; self-inquisition, confusion and doubt – the kind of thoughts that start bugging you… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Filippo Michele Guarna (MISTER EGG)

Interview with Filmmaker Siqi Xiao (FARTMAN)

FARTMAS was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the March 2019 Comedy & Drama Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Siqi Xiao: Too many people are so serious~~You know the students who learning filmmaking here, everybody wanna be a film master and win the oscar! I am… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Siqi Xiao (FARTMAN)

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 Damien Starr (I’LL BE FINE)

I’LL BE FINE was the winner of BEST FILM at the December 2018 COMEDY Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Damien Starr: This was a student project and the restriction was to have it within 3 minutes. I wanted to challenge myself in a couple of ways, firstly… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Damien Starr (I’LL BE FINE)

Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Sreejith Nair (THE COLOR OF ME)

THE COLOR OF ME was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the September 2018 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sreejith Nair: This approach to the topic of racism and insecurity really came from the fact that I am Indian, but I am born and raised in America.… Continue reading Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Sreejith Nair (THE COLOR OF ME)

Interview with Filmmaker Larissa Pruett (GET HOME SAFE)

GET HOME SAFE was the winner of BEST FILM at the September 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Larissa Pruett: I was journaling on this concept of two women competing to see how far they could make it down an alley before they died. I… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Larissa Pruett (GET HOME SAFE)

Interview with the Filmmaking Team of the Award Winning Short Film “HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN”

Director Julie Haberstick. Writer John Houston. Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the August 2018 Romance Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? John: I wanted to tell a story that wasn’t the usual romantic story but would somehow bind these two people together no matter how badly they needed… Continue reading Interview with the Filmmaking Team of the Award Winning Short Film “HOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN”

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Willer (The Volunteer)

THE VOLUNTEER was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the August 2018 FANTASY/SCI-FI Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Michael Willer: I love films that highlight a strong female perspective, usually flipping the dynamic where the woman has the power and the know-how, and she’s the one… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Michael Willer (The Volunteer)