Marina Meijer’s short film “CARGO” was the winner of “BEST FILM” at the May 2017 European Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marina Meijer: I needed to make a film about the importance of women and love, in an environment where she is absent. So I went looking for places… Continue reading Interview with director Marina Meijer (CARGO)
It was a privilege to chat with the talented editor Tod Modisett on the art of editing. Matthew Toffolo: You have edited many television shows. Do you have a favorite experience? Tod Modisett: The best experience is when you understand the show you’re working on. You get the director or the producer, and he or… Continue reading Interview with Editor Tod Modisett (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Bachelor)
Cassie De Colling’s short film played at the March 2017 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? A lot of factors came into play when making this film. I was struck by the situation in Kashmir and I wanted to help create a perspective for the western skier to… Continue reading Interview with director Cassie De Colling (GULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH)
“we are magnolias” made an amazing short film called “The Grenade” that was shown at the December 2016 FEMALE Feedback Film Festival. It was awarded “Best Music” at the festival. Before I interviewed them, they wanted to introduce themselves: We are an artistic collective from Brazil, formed by three women: Barbara, Nat and Valentina. We all… Continue reading Interview with the Brazilian Film Collective “we are magnolias” (The Grenade)
It really does depend. On the whole, a large studio film in the UK could be 9/10 months work. The prep time is longer as is the shooting schedule. I have worked both in the UK, where I started and the US, where I now live. In the UK the Graphic Designer is really responsible for a large amount more work than the US. That may sound bizarre in terms of the work load varying but in the US there are a lot more print houses and production places that can facilitate some of the graphic design parts where as in the UK, the Graphic Designer creates all the Art department, set dec & prop pieces – no matter how big or small.
The Phillies 2015 baseball season is all about who they trade and what they get in return. This team isn’t going anywhere soon for at least the next few years, and they need to move their veteran players and salaries for blue chip prospects. If you’re a Phillies fan, you’re actually in a pretty good… Continue reading Getting to know the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies
To jump on yesterday’s Bill Parcells article, here is Parcell’s commandments on what is takes to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. You can easily take this list and translate to any leadership job. Quarterback commandments: 1. Ignore other opinions – Press or TV, agents or advisors, family or wives, friends or relatives, fans… Continue reading Bill Parcells 11 Commandments of Being a Quarterback (or leader in any field)