Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katy Erin (STUCK)

1. What is your screenplay about? STUCK is a sci-fi western short about a mysterious woman who crash-lands on a moon whose sole inhabitant is her only chance of survival.  Each of these women end up needing something from the other, but being strangers, neither is sure the other can be trusted. 2. What genres… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katy Erin (STUCK)

Interview with Screenwriter Jessie Garcia (THE PROFESSOR)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Jesse Garcia: My story centers on a lonely, middle-aged professor at a small college in Iowa. The professor falls for one of his students, but when the chair of the psychology department appears to be murdered, the professor’s world begins to unravel. 2. What genres does your screenplay… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Jessie Garcia (THE PROFESSOR)

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 Screenwriter Max Federman (ABANDON ALL HOPE)

ABANDON ALL HOPE was the winner of BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY at the July 2018 Screenplay Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Max Federman: A sinister government organization investigates a mysterious, seemingly infinite stairwell after a group of college students unwittingly stumble upon it hidden on campus. Unimaginable evil lurks in the oily dark.… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter Max Federman (ABANDON ALL HOPE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)

THE SNEEZE was the winner of BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY at the July 2018 Screenplay Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Martin Reese: One guys failure to exercise proper etiquette when his cubicle mate sneezes leads to a case of demonic possession. 2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Horror/fantasy/comedy 3. Why should… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)

Interview with Novelist Polly White (WHAT IF I GO?)

Matthew Toffolo: What is your novel about? Polly White: It’s a crime novel about an overseas student who becomes a victim of sexual exploitation, set in Birmingham. 2. What genres would you say this story is in? New Adult/ Thriller 3. How would you describe this story in two words? Unveiling grooming 4. What movie… Continue reading Interview with Novelist Polly White (WHAT IF I GO?)

Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)

Winner of BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY at the July 2018 Screenplay Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? James Hughes: Simply put, Two time travelers, from different origins, find themselves in conflict as they debate how to handle bringing Hitler to justice. The idea of going back to “deal” with Hitler is not a new… Continue reading Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)

July 2018 Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriter. Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? John Dummer: Spiritual entropy. When the universe presents you with an existential threat, an event that will surely obliterate you and everything that gives this world meaning, what do you do? Do you dig a grave, or do you plant a seed? 2.… Continue reading Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)

Interview with Poet Bhekuzulu Khumalo (HOMLO)

1) What is the theme of your poem? The Theme of the poem is about one who is in deep meditation ad fumbles onto a dragon in his mind. The man is told about what liberty is, money, with the dragon asking what he is really searching for? 2) What motivated you to write this… Continue reading Interview with Poet Bhekuzulu Khumalo (HOMLO)

Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)

THE LETTERS was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the June 2018 Thriller/Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Terez Koncz: I wanted to give voice to those who are not heard due to their age, social situation or any other reason. 2. From the idea… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)