Monthly Archives: February 2020

Interview with Filmmaker Evgeniya Radilova (PATRIK) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

PATRIK played to rave reviews at the November 2019 Female Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? What motivates me to write “Patrik” is an anonymous elderly man who caught my attention years ago. … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Tony Saich (LATE) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Well, each student in my class had to come up with a concept, which followed with the class voting on which idea would be the film that gets made. Once mine … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Eleni Rivera (LOVE IN SEASONS) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

LOVE IN SEASONS was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the January 2020 Romance Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Eleni Rivera: After years of being an assistant to some amazing director’s and … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Eric Rusch (PICTURES OF LEO) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

PICTURES OF LEO was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY and BEST PERFORMANCES at the January 2020 LGBT Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Eric Rusch : I had had this idea for a … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker GG Hawkins (AN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

AN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in Janaury 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? GG Hawkins: There were a few things that got the ball rolling … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Uliana Burykina (ILLUSION) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

ILLUSION was the winner of BEST MUSIC & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the January 2020 Drama Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Uliana Burykina: It was my third year studying in University, so as … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmakers Madeline Graham & Christopher Whiteside (VIOLET) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

VIOLET was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the January 2020 LGBT Film Festival in Toronto. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Madeline Graham & Christopher Whiteside: Same sex marriage has only recently become legal in Northern … Continue reading

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