October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Short Filmmakers

Interview with 15 winning short filmmakers from around the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo:

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-james-bowsher-withheld/

 

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-director-steve-hally-twisted-sobriety/

 

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-andi-osho-amber/

 

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-eric-shahinian-foreign-sounds/

 

Interview with Directed Elaine Chu (MANEKI-NEKO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-elaine-chu-maneki-neko/

 

 Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-jana-stackhouse-the-man-who-doesnt-sleep/

 

Interview with director Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-anthony-bennett-my-little-brother/

 

Interview with Animation Director Peter Zhaoyu Zhou (KARMA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-animation-director-peter-zhaoyu-zhou-karma/

 

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/24/interview-with-director-margaret-costa-my-name-is-joan/

 

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-igor-gavva-suitcase/

 

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrea-behring-baggage/

 

Interview with Director Dan Pal (COUNTING)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-dan-pal-counting/

 

Interview with Director Andrew Galloway (WALLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrew-galloway-wally/

 

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-katie-maguire-the-session/

 

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-directors-blair-bomar-olivia-applegate-grace-grit/

 

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK: EAT ME!, 20min, Bulgaria, Drama/Musical

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man’s mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura’s head and she becomes a different type of girl…

How people treat each other is mirrored in the way we treat our environment and our food. That’s why “Eat me” focuses on our attitude to food, its dubious contents and food waste through the prism of a skewed relationship.

“Interview with Director Ilina Perianova”

Moving stories for Awareness Film Festival

Film Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 20 minutes
Completion Date: January 1, 2016
Production Budget: 42,000 EUR
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Country of Filming: Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Red
Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Film Color: Black & White and Color

KEY CREW:

Ilina Perianova – Director
Ilina Perianova – Writer
Ilina Perianova – Producer
Yagama aka Marianna Perianova – Producer
Alexander Krumov – Producer
Yancho Mihailov – Producer
Deyan Bararev – Producer
Nigel Barber – Key Cast
Luiza Grigorova – Key Cast

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: SEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-FI

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

A young female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Director
  • Guillaume Fradin
    Writer
  • Noor Lawson
    Producer
  • Shanice Stewart-Jones
    Key Cast
    Director Statement

    Scientists are nowadays explorers. Whether they launch rockets in space, built submarines to explore the deepest oceans and work to understand how our brains and bodies work, they strive to break barriers.

    SEEDS is about one type of those scientists, the astronauts, whose curiosity to visit other planets leads them to make enormous sacrifices.

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: THE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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A rhino is walking into the ruins of a cathedral under a heavy rain.

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK: CARGO, 25min, Netherlands, Documentary/Romance

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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On a lonely ship, in the middle of the North Sea, fourteen men work together for a month. Day and night they sail around oilrigs to provide them of supplies. In this world of fellowship, waves, storms and containers, Frans, an Amsterdam sailor, seems to be at his best. However, the longer the journey lasts, the more it becomes apparent that something essential is missing in this male microcosm at sea. A small film about loneliness and the importance of love.

Project Links

 

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cargo
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, loneliness, ship, sea, oilrig
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Film Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

THRILLER/SUSPENSE Stories from the Writing and Film Festival

WILDsound’s feedback and one-on-one communication got my work to where I felt it was contest worthy.

– Kevin Gebhard, Screenwriter WEECHO (Action/Thriller)

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in this genre: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/thriller_stories.html

Submit your writing or film to the festival today:
http://www.wildsound.ca

    Watch the best of Film and Writing from the WILDsound Festival:

Learn more about selection stories showcased at the festival in the THRILLER/SUSPENSE Genre:

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE OTHER SIDE
March 2014 Reading
Written by Barb Markusa
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_other_side.html

“Restaurant Con Job Scene” from
September 2014 Reading
Written by Ernest Baver
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/restaurant_con_job_scene.html

SHORT STORY READING – STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN NEVADA
September 2014 Reading
Written by Katarzyna Kochany
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/strange_things_happen_in_nevada.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – FEATURE: FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fleet_week_evanescence.html

CHAPTER NOVEL – Rabbit’s Man
February 2014 Reading
Written by Philip Oyok
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rabbits_man.html

FEATURE SCRIPT READING – THE FIX FACTORY
October 2014 Reading
Written by Kyle Jenkins
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fix_factory.html

SHORT SCRIPT – DOUBLE CROSS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Cat Stewart & Stephen Hoover
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/double_cross.html

FAMILIAR
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
Horror, Canada
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/familiar.html

STALLED
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
Canada, Thriller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stalled.html

Family Stories from the Writing and Film Festival

I happened upon WILDsound by chance. After receiving their in depth and genuine feedback…….I knew I had struck more than a mountain of pure gold.

– Winning writer (Family script Cave Kisses) Ingrid Goldberg on the WILDsound experience.

See the list of Family Stories from the WILDsound Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/family_stories.html

WATCH The Best of FAMILY Script, Stories, and Films from the Festival:

Watch DIAMOND AND THE FOSTERS: Watch the entire 5 Chapter Novel
by Michael David Weis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/diamond_and_the_fosters.html

SYNOPSIS:

Diamond and the fosters is:

More than just a story book. It’s a gift. A gift of words for quiet hearts, yearning for a voice.

It’s a two-fold achievement: On it’s face: a rhyming, rhythmic rendition of comical events. While underneath: a bold and healthy swim into the strong waves of adolescent emotion.

Diamond is a young girl in a very difficult situation. How would you feel if someone picked you up from your house, from your family, and took you to a different house. Gave you a different family, and told you to go ahead and live the rest of your life?

Written in poetic verse, Diamond and the fosters is five fun stories that synthesize to tell the story of a special little girl, the family who loves her, and their simple, stable secrets to building a new life…together.

“Things that we love, we hold very tight. Keeping them safe with all of our might”

– Foster-Mom Cathy

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