Category Archives: Interview

June 2018 – Read Interview of the best NEW Screenwriters from around the world:

23 Interviews in TOTAL of the best new screenwriters:

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Norma Hickox (MAGIC MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/04/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-norma-hickox-magic-man/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Margaret Dane (A SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Margaret Dane (A SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (THE SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (THE SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Renshaw (THE BROKEN KINGDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Renshaw (THE BROKEN KINGDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter R. Harris Smith (MIRRORS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter R. Harris Smith (MIRRORS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kelly Lamphaer Dash (BURSTING FOR A BREAK)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kelly Lamphaer Dash (BURSTING FOR A BREAK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carla Miles (WAVERLY RIDING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carla Miles (WAVERLY RIDING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Barnes (THE PAPER PRINCESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Barnes (THE PAPER PRINCESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert J. Sawyer (TRIGGERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert J. Sawyer (TRIGGERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Elisa Herrman (THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Elisa Herrman (THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bonnie Brookby (THE THINGS WE MISS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bonnie Brookby (THE THINGS WE MISS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Chris Skeeter (PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Chris Skeeter (PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Joanna Perry-Folino (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Joanna Perry-Folino (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bill Baber (REMOTELY WORKING)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bill Baber (REMOTELY WORKING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lukas Hassel (GALAPAGOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lukas Hassel (GALAPAGOS)

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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)

May 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Here what they have to say about FilmFreeway too!

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)

FilmFreeway is great! We use it exclusively for our festival. I like to have everything in one place. It is my submission site of preference when submitting as well so I’m a huge fan here!

Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

FilmFreeway is incredible. We used other services in the past but now take submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway because it is easy to use and the customer service is outstanding.

Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)

We love partnering with filmfreeway!, its literally a one stop shop for fillmakers and festivals!, we can screen and judge all in one place. It makes life so much easier not having to chase down the many different formats films today come in.

Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))

It’s a great service! I think we were the 4th festival to sign up for them a few years back and since day one they have been responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. They also work hard to improve the service and are always adding useful services and tools.

Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

So far, so good. The submissions have been trickling in slowly, probably because we’re a first year festival and our final deadline is still a ways off. We’re mostly getting submissions for short films right now and looking forward to seeing more features come our way.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

The submission process has been great. Last year we got on the Top-100 Best Reviewed Festivals list for quite a while, which definitely boosted our submissions significantly. Furthermore, we have noticed filmmakers whose works we have previously screened resubmitting to us, which is always nice to see. The only downside is that the amount of quality submissions we receive makes the selection process very hard.

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

So far, so good. I found FilmFreeway to be very user friendly as a filmmaker myself, and its entry process helped me win about half of my film and TV Awards. Running Avalonia Festival on it is also​ relatively​ easy, time consuming at times, but nothing I can’t handle. ​

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/

April 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

Read 4 interviews with some of the top Film Festival Director’s in the world today.

Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))
Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))

It’s a great service! I think we were the 4th festival to sign up for them a few years back and since day one they have been responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. They also work hard to improve the service and are always adding useful services and tools.

Interview with Festival Director Terra Renee (African American Women In Cinema)
Interview with Festival Director Terra Renee (African American Women In Cinema)

It’s really simple and to the point, not much of an issue.

Interview with Festival Director Amanda Drewniak (Ardor Creative Media)
Interview with Festival Director Amanda Drewniak (Ardor Creative Media)

I personal feel the FilmFreeway process has definitely made receiving submissions easier. It helps me organize submitted films into subcategories and helps me stay organized for the Best Of at the end of the year.

Interview with Festival Director Frances-Anne Solomon (CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF))
Interview with Festival Director Frances-Anne Solomon (CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF))

As a programming team it has been wonderful, in that, our comments and thoughts are very visible and accessible. We aren’t necessarily finding an audience on Film Freeway but those who have submitted have noted that it has been a smooth process.

April 2018 – Interview with TOP Cinematographers working today.

Enclosed are 5 interviews with some of the TOP Cinematographers working in the Film & TV industry today. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)
Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)

Interview with Cinematographer Christophe Graillot (A Bag of Marbles, La Garde)
Interview with Cinematographer Christophe Graillot (A Bag of Marbles, La Garde)

Interview with Cinematographer Dan Stoloff (Suits, The Americans, Zoo)
Interview with Cinematographer Dan Stoloff (Suits, The Americans, Zoo)

Interview with Cinematographer Tristan Oliver (Isle of Dogs, ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Interview with Cinematographer Tristan Oliver (Isle of Dogs, ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Interview with Cinematographer Frank G. DeMarco (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All is Lost)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/16/interview-with-cinematographer-frank-g-demarco-hedwig-and-the-angry-inch-all-is-lost/