Interview with Filmmaker Max Mörtl (ISLAND)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

ISLAND was the winner of BEST ANIMATION at the October 2018 Animation FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Max Mörtl: Luckily we got some funding money for an independent film project. We took the opportunity to take some time off from commercial jobs and work on our own ideas. With this film we celebrated our friendship by making funny animations and combining our different styles.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

Roundabout 8 months

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

playful & united

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

The limited amount of time and space. Although we were super happy to receive funding for the film, we had to work in a super small team of just…

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