Interview with Filmmaker Josiah Cuneo (IN THROUGH THE NIGHT)

IN THROUGH THE NIGHT played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Josiah Cuneo: I really wanted a chance to write and perform some music in a different way than I usually do. I made four short films, this being one… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Josiah Cuneo (IN THROUGH THE NIGHT)

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Interview with Filmmaker Michelle Brand (NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN)

 NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the August 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Michelle Brand: I am fascinated for a while now with the relationship between time, change, and movement and how they connect… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Michelle Brand (NOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN)

Interview with Filmmaker Catherine L. Allard (THE CORD)

THE CORD played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Catherine L. Allard: I had this short script written for a while and I wanted to improve technical settings and crew for my next long script. So I asked… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Catherine L. Allard (THE CORD)

Interview with Filmmaker Randy Kerr (BROTHERS)

BROTHERS was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the August Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Randy Kerr: While my background has been in landscape / travel still photography, I’ve been shifting more into nature documentary film work since it touches on my love of… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Randy Kerr (BROTHERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)

FIREFLIES played at the August Under 5 Minute Short Film Festival in Toronto to rave reviews. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Aram Atkinson: I actually made this film for two specific reasons, firstly that I was just about to go freelance and wanted to kickstart with a narrative based passion project,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)

Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)

DAUGHTER was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the April 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Lia Williamson: Daughter was made for my mom. I know that she would do anything for me, no matter what the circumstances. So the film is a little… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)

Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)

WINE & EGGS played to rave reviews at the April 2018 Under 5 Minute Film Festival in Toronto. 1. What motivated you to make this film? – It’s a filmmaking and directing workshop project at Istanbul Film Academy. 2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)

Interview with Filmmaker Irene Blei (A LETTER FROM LETICIA)

A LETTER FROM LETICIA played to rave reviews at the April 2018 Under 5 Minute FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto. 1. What motivated you to make this film? The idea of this film came at the moment we were working on an hommage, 38 years after the kidnapping of a group of school mates by… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Irene Blei (A LETTER FROM LETICIA)

Interview with director Gonzalo Cotelo (MAMMA)

MAMMA was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the January 2018 Under 5min. Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Gonzalo Cotelo: I think almost every filmmaker is lured at a certain point with the idea of making a one shot film, and so was I. I also wanted to tell… Continue reading Interview with director Gonzalo Cotelo (MAMMA)

Interview with director Jelle Bleyenbergh (THE FLOW)

THE FLOW was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the January 2018 Under 5min. Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Jelle Bleyenbergh: Being active as an editor and cameraman in the advertising industry, I had longed to make something of my very own again for a while. The last time… Continue reading Interview with director Jelle Bleyenbergh (THE FLOW)