August 2017 – Interviews with Award Winning Short Filmmakers

Read this month’s interviews with filmmakers from around the world. Their short films have played at multiple festivals and have won multiple awards. 

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Director Jeremy Garcia (STAR WARS: TRIALS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-jeremy-garcia-star-wars-trials/

 

Interview with Director Richard Paris Wilson (A MONSTER CALLED CHARLES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-richard-paris-wilson-a-monster-called-charles/

 

Interview with Director Holy Fatma (PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/04/interview-with-director-holy-fatma-please-love-me-forever/

 

Interview with Director Liv Mari Ulla Mortensen (65.5)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/08/03/interview-with-director-liv-mari-ulla-mortensen-65-5/

 

Interview with Director Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson (HOPE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-knutur-haukstein-olafsson-hope/

 

Interview with Director Camille Laloux (NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-camille-laloux-november-under-ashes/

 

Interview with Director Carla Shah (ICARO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/07/31/interview-with-director-carla-shah-icaro/

 

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Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

Watch Audience FEEDBACK: FAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy

Played at the May 2017 Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival

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What happens if you want to say goodbye to a loved one but this suddenly no longer find ? The short film “Farewell” tells how want to accompany a group of friends with different characters their deceased friend and brother on a last trip and so much goes wrong.

In bizarre and comical way this short satire will pull you in its spell – and what, if such a thing happened once to me?

  • Urs Kälin
    Director
  • Urs Kälin
    Writer
  • Urs Kälin
    Producer
  • Katharina Linhart
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Howald
    Key Cast
  • Pauli Schmidig
    Key Cast
  • Jan A. Hiss
    Key Cast
  • Diane DelaCroix
    Key Cast
  • Nadine Martig
    Key Cast
  • Philippe Schuler
    Key Cast
  • Urs Kälin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Abschied
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Devin Klos – November 2016 SHORT Screenplay Winner

COMMENCEMENT
Written by Dan BorengasserCAST LIST:DYLAN – Peter-Mark Raphael
NARRATOR – Cassandra Guthrie

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Comedy

A man struggling with his wife who’s gone gets compassion from a beautiful woman in the elevator.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The inherent irony of commencement speeches.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it would strike a real chord with past graduates, and could even serve as a video greeting card for new graduates. It would also be inexpensive to produce.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Delightfully cynical.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

It’s a Wonderful Life (an annual family tradition).
Other than that – a tie between The Stunt Man and Galaxy Quest.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A day.

How many stories have you written?

Dozens and dozens.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I think I attended one too many commencements.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Keeping it short enough for the competition.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, books, racquetball, double-crostics, macadamia nuts.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

It’s better to write something godawful each day than to write nothing at all.

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SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Short Film Pitch: Rooms Of Redemption by James Banner

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Rooms Of Redemption

Written by: James Banner

Type: Short Screenplay

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Logline: Rachel, a conflicted woman with a troubled pass, finds herself spending a night in a mysterious motel that seems to know all of her secrets and regrets. Being confronted by guilt, Rachel must take a journey down a rabbit hole of pain and sorrow.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Rooms Of Redemption.

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Short Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
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writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed

 

Short Film Pitch: LATE NIGHT by Deepa Dharmaraj

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: LATE NIGHT

Written by: Deepa Dharmaraj

Type: Short Film

Genre: Thriller

Logline: In a late night, a lady walks alone in lonely street.Suddenly a guy comes and stands in front of her.She screams as soon seeing that guy who is affected with autism whose hands are flapping, head is rolling. She runs from there and travels in taxi, where she realizes taxi driver is a psycho killer.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Today.

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed


logline

Short Film Pitch: AN EVENTFUL PROPOSAL by Karl Volkering

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: AN EVENTFUL PROPOSAL

Written by: Karl Volkering

Type: Short Film

Genre: Comedy

Logline: Rich meets up with an old friend called Mickey, Rich plans to propose to his girlfriend but has trouble locating the ring. He enlists the help of Mickey but he is only interseted in degrading women, although his misogynistic ways do get their own back on him.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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