Category Archives: Filmmaker

AUGUST 2018 – READ THE BEST OF FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)
Interview with Filmmaker Jim Wilmer (WATER)

Interview with Filmmaker Jessica O’Sullivan (SISTER IN ARMS)
Interview with Filmmaker Jessica O’Sullivan (SISTER IN ARMS)

Interview with Filmmakers Nate Lavey, Stephen Vider (A PLACE IN THE CITY)
Interview with Filmmakers Nate Lavey, Stephen Vider (A PLACE IN THE CITY)

Interview with Filmmaker Farman Abdalrahman Karim (ISIS WAS HERE)
Interview with Filmmaker Farman Abdalrahman Karim (ISIS WAS HERE)

Interview with Filmmaker Stuart Everitt (BURIED)
Interview with Filmmaker Stuart Everitt (BURIED)

Interview with Filmmaker Melanie Faye (PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS)
Interview with Filmmaker Melanie Faye (PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS)

Interview with Filmmaker Mathias Fellner (WHERE AM I – COLACOASTER Music Video)
Interview with Filmmaker Mathias Fellner (WHERE AM I – COLACOASTER Music Video)

Interview with Filmmaker Eshaana Sheth (THE BUTTER KNIFE)
Interview with Filmmaker Eshaana Sheth (THE BUTTER KNIFE)

Interview with Filmmaker Emily Eaglin (SWEETER)
Interview with Filmmaker Emily Eaglin (SWEETER)

Interview with Filmmaker Anaiis Cisco (BREATHLESS)
Interview with Filmmaker Anaiis Cisco (BREATHLESS)

Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)
Interview with Filmmaker Jia Li (THE CALL)

Interview with Producer & Creative Director Julie Gardner (THE CLIMB)
Interview with Producer & Creative Director Julie Gardner (THE CLIMB)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)

Interview with Filmmaker Jamie Shannon (THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN)
Interview with Filmmaker Jamie Shannon (THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Ange-Régis HOUNKPATIN (VINDICTE)
Interview with Filmmaker Ange-Régis HOUNKPATIN (VINDICTE)

Interview with Filmmaker Mehmet Tigli (HIGH CALORIE)
Interview with Filmmaker Mehmet Tigli (HIGH CALORIE)

Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)
Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)

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July 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)
Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)

Interview with Filmmaker Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams (SUPPLE HEARTS)
Interview with Filmmaker Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams (SUPPLE HEARTS)

Interview with Filmmaker Julian Friedrich (01)
Interview with Filmmaker Julian Friedrich (01)

Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Tomeo (HEART OF GOLD)
Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Tomeo (HEART OF GOLD)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)

Interview with Filmmaker Christopher Sferrazza (BEAST)
Interview with Filmmaker Christopher Sferrazza (BEAST)
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Interview with Filmmaker Joseph Catte (STREAM OF DOUBTS)
Interview with Filmmaker Joseph Catte (STREAM OF DOUBTS)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Tim Ballard (OH MY…)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Tim Ballard (OH MY…)

Interview with Filmmaker Roman De Giuli (LAND OF MINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Roman De Giuli (LAND OF MINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Iván Sáinz-Pardo (AINHOA)
Interview with Filmmaker Iván Sáinz-Pardo (AINHOA)

Interview with Filmmakers Michael Boctor & Dylan Hancook (CHEATER)
Interview with Filmmakers Michael Boctor & Dylan Hancook (CHEATER)

Interview with Filmmaker Matt Provenzano (EDGAR’S INVENTION)
Interview with Filmmaker Matt Provenzano (EDGAR’S INVENTION)

Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)

Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)
Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)

Interview with Filmmaker H. Yagmur Kartal (SOLUK (THE BREATH))
Interview with Filmmaker H. Yagmur Kartal (SOLUK (THE BREATH))

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (ABOVE THE MIST)
Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (ABOVE THE MIST)

Interview with Filmmaker Marc Adamson (AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES)
Interview with Filmmaker Marc Adamson (AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES)

Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)
Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)

Interview with Filmmaker Ross Godwin (9 SECONDS)
Interview with Filmmaker Ross Godwin (9 SECONDS)

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)
Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)

Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)
Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)

Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)

Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)

June 2018 – Read Interviews with the best of Filmmakers from around the world

12 Interviews in total for May 2018 of the best of new filmmakers:

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)
Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)

Interview with Filmmaker Kurtis Theorin (MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/07/interview-with-filmmaker-kurtis-theorin-mary-marsha-in-the-manor-of-madness/

Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)
Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)
Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Craig Lobo (YOU’RE DEAD WRONG – Music Video)
Interview with Filmmaker Craig Lobo (YOU’RE DEAD WRONG – Music Video)

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Lane (HANDS)
Interview with Filmmaker Michael Lane (HANDS)

Interview with Filmmaker David Maire (CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/15/interview-with-filmmaker-david-maire-chateau-sauvignon-terroir/

Interview with Filmmaker Irene Blei (A LETTER FROM LETICIA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/15/interview-with-filmmaker-irene-blei-a-letter-from-leticia/

May 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Read 14 interviews from up and coming filmmakers that had their film shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival events. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)

Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)
Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)

Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)
Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)

Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)
Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)

Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)
Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)
Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)
Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)
Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)
Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)

Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)
Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)
Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)

Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)
Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)
Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

April 2018 – Read interview with TOP upcoming directors.

Read interviews with top filmmakers from around the world today. By Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Filmmaker Adriana Falcinelli (DYING FOR A LIVING)
Interview with Filmmaker Adriana Falcinelli (DYING FOR A LIVING)

Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)
Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

Interview with Director Elen JI (DINNER FOR TWO)
Interview with Director Elen JI (DINNER FOR TWO)

Interview with Director Leslie Aldana (THE WRITER’S WOMAN)
Interview with Director Leslie Aldana (THE WRITER’S WOMAN)

Interview with Filmmaker Hollis Sherman-Pepe (TO QUIET MY MIND)
Interview with Filmmaker Hollis Sherman-Pepe (TO QUIET MY MIND)

Interview with Filmmaker Anna Southgate (I SEEK ASYLUM)
Interview with Filmmaker Anna Southgate (I SEEK ASYLUM)

Interview with filmmaker Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)
Interview with filmmaker Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)

Interview with Screenwriter & Executive Producer Mark Renshaw (THE SURVIVOR)
Interview with Screenwriter & Executive Producer Mark Renshaw (THE SURVIVOR)

Interview with Filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi (THE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/16/interview-with-filmmaker-sara-zia-ebrahimi-the-fbi-blew-up-my-ice-skates/

March 2018 – Interviews with TOP FILM COMPOSERS working today:

Matthew Toffolo interviews some of the top Film Composers working in the industry today. Great insights on what it takes to succeed in any field in the movie business:

Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BREAKERS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/08/interview-with-composer-mateo-messina-juno-breakers/

Persistence is key. Relentlessness is key. Time and time again I’ve found the people I’ve worked with who are on top of their game are the ones who stayed after years and years struggling. Just keep at it.

Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/05/interview-with-composer-jeff-russo-emmy-winner-fargo-tv-series/

Most important thing is for someone to create their own voice. We are all unique and original in our own way so we all have a voice. Find it. It’s the only way to move forward.

Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/02/25/interview-with-composer-gilde-flores-total-divas-the-wolverine/

The advice I would give to any young musicians who want to eventually compose movies is to be PATIENT, always work on your skill set/stay teachable, have an amazing work ethic, have consistency, have respect, and learn how to take a “no/pass on your work.

Interview with Composer/Musician Michael Abels (GET OUT)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/03/07/interview-with-composermusician-michael-abels-get-out/

Write the music that inspires you, because writing music purely for money will make you hate your creative life. Try to remove your ego from every piece you write. It’s so difficult to be inspired-yet-unattached, but it’s required to remain in a highly creative state. And you are a composer, regardless of whether you have a high profile project to your credit or not. Be the person you want others to see.

Interview with Composer/Vocalist Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Batman v Superman)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2016/06/02/interview-with-composervocalist-dominic-lewis-money-monster-batman-v-superman/

Freebirds being my first big movie is a fond memory but I have to say getting to work with Jodie Foster and so many amazing people on ‘Money Monster’ has to top the lot so far. I’m also really proud of the score, it’s different and I was given a chance to push the envelope.

Interview with Composer David Buckley (The Good Wife, The Town)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2016/03/20/interview-with-composer-david-buckley-the-good-wife-the-town/

When I was a boy, I sung on a soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Chris, and a flame was ignited. I went through a couple of decades of classical training before moving to London and starting to compose for jingles and crappy tv. I was learning as I was going though, and building up my studio and knowledge-base. I got the opportunity to come over to LA just after I turned 30, and jumped at the opportunity.

March 2018 – Interviews with Film Directors

Read interviews by Matthew Toffolo with the top up and coming filmmakers from around the world:

Interview with Filmmaker Julia Campanelli (116)
Interview with Filmmaker Julia Campanelli (116)

Interview with Filmmaker Philippe McKie (BREAKER)
Interview with Filmmaker Philippe McKie (BREAKER)

Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)
Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)

Interview with Filmmaker Steven R. Lawson (MAN-AT-ARMS)
Interview with Filmmaker Steven R. Lawson (MAN-AT-ARMS)

Interview with Filmmaker Derek Frey (GOD CAME ‘ROUND)
Interview with Filmmaker Derek Frey (GOD CAME ‘ROUND)

Interview with Filmmakers Thia Schuessler & Rex New (THE WEDDING SONG)
Interview with Filmmakers Thia Schuessler & Rex New (THE WEDDING SONG)

Interview with Filmmaker Zack Arch (THE CRYING CHEF)
Interview with Filmmaker Zack Arch (THE CRYING CHEF)

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)
Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlyn Fajilan (MADEIRA)
Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlyn Fajilan (MADEIRA)

Interview with Filmmaker Fatima Martin (MARTINA, OH MARTINA)
Interview with Filmmaker Fatima Martin (MARTINA, OH MARTINA)

Interview with Filmmakers Ani Cohen & Emma Sharp (AN ACTOR PREPARES)
Interview with Filmmakers Ani Cohen & Emma Sharp (AN ACTOR PREPARES)

Interview with Filmmaker Reanna Miller (FORGOTTEN FLORA)
Interview with Filmmaker Reanna Miller (FORGOTTEN FLORA)

Interview with Filmmaker Gonzaga Manso (EDEN HOSTEL)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/02/16/interview-with-director-gonzaga-manso-eden-hostel/