Interview with Filmmaker Jessie James (HALF A MAN)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

HALF A MAN was the winner of BEST DANCE FILM at the August 2020 Music & Dance Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Jessie James: I had just moved to London a few months previous to our production days and I was really feeling quite stuck in a creative rut. Being in a new city, work was slow. I had to reinvent myself in the London Creative Industry and that was taking more time than I wanted it to. So I decided that I needed to create work for the sole purpose of creation vs recognition and that’s when Half a Man came to be! I heard the song and immediately saw the visual come to life in my head.

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

Thankfully I had a wonderful cast/crew who…

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