Interview with Filmmaker Mitchell LeBlanc (MELODY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

MELODY was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2020 HORROR Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

I’m primarily a screenwriter and I tend to write mostly feature length projects so I spend a tremendous amount of time working on stories that won’t be seen until years later (if ever). There’s a certain sort of loneliness in working that way. When people hear you’re a screenwriter, they always ask “anything I can see?” (never “anything I can read?”) and before you’re able to convince other people to convince other people to spend millions making your projects, you don’t really have anything to show anybody. That’s an uncomfortable and isolating position for any artist since the act of sharing one’s art can often be the only payment received at the beginning of a career. So, after a few years of this, my friend (and cinematographer on the…

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