Interview with Filmmaker Derek Osinski JR. (PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY)

PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Feedback Film Festival. Q: What motivated you to make this film? A: This particular film draws many parallels to my formidable years of romance – including the actual act of “mattress store hopping”. On a similar note, this was me closing… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Derek Osinski JR. (PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY)

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Interview with Filmmaker Johan Stavsjö (SAY YES)

SAY YES played to rave reviews at the June 2020 ROMANCE Feedback Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Johan Stavsjö: I wanted to tell a modern love story and drew influences from my past. The film is a combination of three love stories from my personal life. The goal was… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Johan Stavsjö (SAY YES)

Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Schuessler (LIT)

LIT was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the June 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sarah Schuessler: As an older sister, I’ve been directing my younger sister, Thia (Lit’s lead) our whole lives. Our parents have the home movies to prove this. I’ve designed the costumes for… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Schuessler (LIT)

Interview with Filmmakers Fernando Perez & Suzy Stein (AT THE END OF THE WORLD)

AT THE END OF THE WORLD was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the February 2020 Romance Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Fernando & Suzy: Fernando and I were movtivated to make At the End of the World because we wanted to transition from screenwriters to filmmakers. We… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Fernando Perez & Suzy Stein (AT THE END OF THE WORLD)

Interview with Filmmaker Lee Manansala (KHADIAH AND PAULINE)

KHADIAH AND PAULINE played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lee Manansala: It’s weird – I love being in Paris. It’s my favorite city, and I’m content to just wander the city and meet with friends, etc. But I’m also big… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lee Manansala (KHADIAH AND PAULINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Marc SAEZ (FOLLOW THE ARROW)

FOLLOW THE ARROW played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Marc SAEZ: I wanted to talk about desire, sensuality, love but also talk about appearances that can be deceiving and dive people into the cinematographic universe that I love by… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Marc SAEZ (FOLLOW THE ARROW)

Interview with Filmmaker Mahée Merica (A SIGN)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mahée Merica: It’s a pretty silly reason… It all happened during the exam period of my university, and I needed to get distracted. See, people at my uni were really competitive, and always stressed out during the exam period, so everyone is just studying, studying, studying… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Mahée Merica (A SIGN)

Interview with Filmmaker Natacha Thomas (BLOSSOM)

 BLOSSOM played to rave reviews at the February 2019 ROMANCE Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Natacha Thomas: The motivation to continue to tell stories, to test pictures and especially the big desire to redo projects with a genius team that we started to create on the first… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Natacha Thomas (BLOSSOM)

Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)

WHAT IF…? played to rave reviews at the February 2018 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Valentine’s Day. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Balazs Juszt: There were two previous parts to this short with the same couple – The Kiss Goodnight and Split Perfect – and they’re loosely related, as they all… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)