Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Gailhard (SAH MATA)

SAH MATA played to rave reviews at the June 2020 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Thomas Gailhard : Several purposes. First I wanted to celebrate contrast, allow myself to put an aestethical base coat to contrast with all my work so far. To create a pure,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Thomas Gailhard (SAH MATA)

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Interview with Filmmaker Vevek Paul (FEAST)

FEAST played to rave reviews at the May 2020 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Vevek Paul: I cross this road everyday looking at these children their carefree attitude and appreciation for whatever little they have inspired me that motivated me to capture it in a film.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Vevek Paul (FEAST)

Interview with Filmmaker Sunny Wai Yan Chan (GODSPEED)

GODSPEED played to rave reviews at the April 2020 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Sunny Wai Yan Chan: Godspeed is a thesis film for my master’s degree program. I wanted to grasp this opportunity to make something personal to me. Eventually, I decided to dig deeper… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sunny Wai Yan Chan (GODSPEED)

Interview with Filmmaker Grace Wagner & Lisbet Byler (AFRAID)

AFRAID was the winner of BEST FILM at the April 2020 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Grace Wagner: We wanted to create a film that shows the anxiety and fear we feel doing everyday tasks, like when we are walking to our car alone at night.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Grace Wagner & Lisbet Byler (AFRAID)

Interview with Filmmaker Luai Akl (EPIPHANY)

EPIPHANY played to rave reviews at the November 2019 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Luai Akl: I always wanted to talk about drug addicts and the childhood, So i decided to talk about both and how everything is connected somehow 2. From the idea… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Luai Akl (EPIPHANY)

Interview with Filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi (LOUD and PROUD)

LOUD and PROUD played to rave reviews at the September 2019 One Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi: I read some news online about the CEO of Doritos saying the company was planning to make crisps for women – specifically crisps that didn’t “crunch” because… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi (LOUD and PROUD)

Interview with Filmmaker Travis Darkow (ELIZABETH)

ELIZABETH played to rave reviews at the September 2019 One Minute & Smartphone Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Travis Darkow: I have been writing, directing, and editing short films since the 7th grade, and had made one other no budget little short before this one. But one… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Travis Darkow (ELIZABETH)

Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Ferreras (LESSON #10)

LESSON #10 was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the Under 5 Minute Film Festival in July 2019. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Alberto Ferreras: “Lesson #10” is a comedy about shifting morals. We are living in a world where we are more likely to trust someone who admits to be… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Ferreras (LESSON #10)

Interview with Filmmaker Mischa Livingstone (CUBICLE)

CUBICLE played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Mischa Livingstone: One day at work I happened to wander into an area of the third floor that I hadn’t been in before. Lo and behold, I discovered a recently… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Mischa Livingstone (CUBICLE)

Interview with Filmmaker Steve Socki (HALLOWSTIDE)

HALLOWSTIDE played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Steve Socki: Want to create moving paintings with visual interest. 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short? 1… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Steve Socki (HALLOWSTIDE)