Interview with Filmmaker Mike Gallant (TERRA BEACH)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

TERRA BEACH was the winner of BEST FILM at the July 2020 FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Mike Gallant: I work as an editor in Toronto and have participated in many great feature films, but ultimately I wanted to make a something myself that represented all facets of my personality – my connection to Mexico (my marriage with my wife) and my love of coming-of-age, scifi, and gangster films. I figured a feature version would be too expensive to do on my own, but I knew if I just got the right people involved/cast I could pull something together I would feel good about in Florida.

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

I wrote the feature version of “Terra Beach” on my downtime in the beginning of 2018. As time…

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