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)

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April 2018 – Interviews with Award Winning Screenwriters

Read interviews with 18 award winning screenwriters for April 2018. By Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)

Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Byron Erwin (POOP MOVIE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/04/06/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-byron-erwin-poop-movie/

March 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

Read this month’s interviews with Film Festival directors from all over the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo.

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))

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

Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)
Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)

February 2018 SHORT FILMS – 22 movies showcased at 3 festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for all 22 short films performed at the 3 festivals in February 2018 in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Festival moderators are SHEPSUT WILSON, and KIERSTON DRIER.

FEMALE DIRECTOR’S & COMEDY Festival – February 1, 2018

festival posterTHE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterFORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterPAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterAN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterGF, 25min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ROMANCE Festival – February 14, 2018


festival posterVIOLET AND JUNE, 6min., Canada, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWHAT IF…?, 14min., Hungary, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY, 3min., USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE WEDDING SONG, 13min, USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterGOD CAME ‘ROUND, 5min, Italy, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster116, 15min., USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE WRITER’S WOMAN, 23min., Mexico, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

FANTASY/SCI-FI FESTIVAL – February 22, 2018


festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy, Kierston Drier

Festival Camera Operators: Zack Arch, Aser Santos Jr., Isabel Cupryn

Festival Editor: John Johnson

And many thanks to all the volunteers of the festival!

January 2018 – Interviews with award winning screenwriters:

7 Screenwriter Interviews from award winners:

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (DRAGONSONG)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (DRAGONSONG)

Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)
Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)

Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)
Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)

Interview with winning screenwriters Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia (THE NOWHERE MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/01/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-edward-ocean-michael-sgueglia-the-nowhere-man/

Screenplay Festival: January 7, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Film Festival’s first Screenplay Festival event of 2018 features a reading of a Fan Fiction feature screenplay (Black Widow, Marvel Universe) and 7 1st scene readings from various genres and festivals.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be ROMANCE with SUSPENSE.

CAST LIST: Kiran Friesen, Alicia Ryan, Carly Tisdall, Carina Cojeen, Christopher Huron, Peter Nelson, David Occhipinti

 

FAN FICTION Feature Screenplay: BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE, by Brooke Elowe

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is on the run. Branded a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords, Natasha tries to keep her head down and lay low, but there’s no rest for the world’s greatest spy…

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Natasha: Kiran Friesen
Ava: Alicia Ryan
Ivan: David Occhipinti
Tony Stark: Christopher Huron
Nick Fury: Peter Nelson
Tori Raven: Carly Tisdall

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ACTION 1st Scene Script Reanding of ZOMBIE CRUIZE, by A K A SMITH

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

Poseidon Adventure meets Night of the Dead. When the world’s largest cruise ship is over-run by thousands of shambling, groping, synthetically reanimated corpses, celebrity Vlogger Rozo and her Dad Ammy, the Chief Engineer, must help the last survivors off the ship – which is made all the more hellish when it capsizes, as these particular flesh-eaters can swim like demented sharks.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rozo/Holly: Carly Tisdall
Macavoy: Peter Nelson
Satoshi: Christopher Huron
Ruben: David Occhipinti
Qadira: Kiran Friesen
Kerry Jo: Alicia Ryan

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DRAMA 1st Scene Script Reading of SCUPPERNONGS, by Lynne Ashe

Genre: Drama, Coming of Age, Romance

In a North Carolina vineyard at harvest time, sixteen-year-old twins vie for the affections of an exotic newcomer to their small town. When they uncover truths about themselves and a haunting family secret, their lives are forever changed.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Mrs. Slenway: Kiran Friesen
Will: Christopher Huron
Shane: David Occhipinti
Sam: Carly Tisdall
Girl: Alicia Ryan
Boy 2: Peter Nelson

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DRAMA 1st Scene Script Reading of PREY FOR THE DAY, by by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Genre: Drama

A financially successful couple, seeking a combination of passive income and early retirement, take a trip from California to Florida at the invite of Miami businessman who is seeking investors in the financial recovery of the local real estate markets. Their business trip soon turns into a fight for survival as there is more to this trip than meets the eye.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
John: Christopher Huron
Kathy: Carly Tisdall
Miguel: Peter Nelson
Jessica: Alicia Ryan
Driver: David Occhipinti

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COMEDY 1st Scene Script Reading of THE WRECKERS, Kristy Leigh Lussier & Lee Vander Boegh

Genre: Comedy, Romance

They’re paid to turn weddings into disasters, and now are hired to plan a fake one. But when thrown into a job out of their element, this unbreakable duo quickly discover the only disaster they’ve created is the one between themselves.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Ellen: Carly Tisdall
Trevor: Christopher Huron
Groom: Peter Nelson
Pastor: David Occhipinti
Bride: Kiran Friesen

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HORROR 1st Scene Script Reading of Red Light, by Dempsey Tillman and Ted Dewberry/strong>

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

A slacker husband (with a child on the way) gets a rude awakening when aliens invade his home and target his family.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Miriam: Carly Tisdall
Aaron: Christopher Huron
Cork: David Occhipinti
Bluetooth: Alicia Ryan

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LGBT 1st Scene Script Reading of Falling Star, by Katie L. Marshall

Genre: Drama, Romance

Driven to a mental breakdown by those profiting from her fame, a young pop star is forced to keep her sexuality a secret and faces a deadly choice until a chance encounter with a hotel chef transforms both of their lives.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Brooke: Carly Tisdall
Rachel: Kiran Friesen
Alexa: Alicia Ryan
Man: David Occhipinti

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TV 1st Scene Script Reading of KILLING MOSES, by Ricardo M. Fleshman

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Private Detective Moses Byone and his effeminate partner, former antiques dealer Armond Fontenot get more than they bargain for in the seedy underbelly of 1970s New Orleans.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Daniel: Christopher Huron
Lisette: Carly Tisdall
Vanessa: Kiran Friesen

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

November 2017 – Read the best of Interviews with Award Winning Short Filmmakers

Matthew Toffolo interviews the best of short filmmakers from around the world. 

Interview with Filmmaker Vasili Manikas (ANTICA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/04/interview-with-filmmaker-vasili-manikas-antica/

Interview with Filmmaker Jean-Claude Leblanc (STUDDED NIGHTMARE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/04/interview-with-filmmaker-jean-claude-leblanc-studded-nightmare/

Interview with Filmmaker Jonathan Brooks (MILK MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-jonathan-brooks-milk-man/

Interview with Filmmaker Paul Scheufler (TASTE OF LOVE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-paul-scheufler-taste-of-love/

Interview with Filmmaker Tamara Hansen (TWO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/11/03/interview-with-filmmaker-tamara-hansen-two/

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Amr Kamel (PROMETHEUS INDUSTRIES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/27/interview-with-filmmakeranimator-amr-kamel-prometheus-industries/

Interview with Filmmaker Navid Tavakolnia (BEAUTIFUL)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/27/interview-with-filmmaker-navid-tavakolnia-beautiful/