Interview with Filmmaker Debbie Vu (ROLL PIN PUNCH)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

ROLL PIN PUNCH was the winner of BEST ACTION FILM at the July 2020 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Debbie Vu: I went to my first fighting tournament back in 2013 and was so inspired by the sweat and energy each fighter puts into the ring. All those months and years of training laid out in the ring in brief 3-minute rounds. I wanted to juxtapose emotional and physical pain. This film shows the comparison of how emotional pain leaves scars that never go away while physical pain is fleeting and graceful in ways.

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

I wrote the first iteration back in 2013 and screened the final product for my team in early 2020 soooo it took me 7 years and dozens of people…

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