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Interview with Filmmaker Oliver Park (Award Winning Short VICIOUS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

VICIOUS was the winner of Best Film at the WILDsound February 2016 Best of Horror/Thriller Festival. Already is it considered one of the top films that has ever played at the festival.

Interview with Oliver Park: 

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Oliver Park: I was born in the 80’s and grew up with stories by M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, and Stephen King. Then, when I discovered horror films I quickly fell in love with films by Carpenter, Craven, Kubrick, Romero, Cronenberg, Russell, Barker and of course – Hitchcock (to name but a few). I remember being terrified by those stories and I would regret them every night as I was lying in bed unable to sleep! I missed those films and felt it was time to bring back classic, suspenseful horror.

Matthew: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take…

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Interview with Filmmakers Ellen Babeliowsky & Kris Geens (MOTEL MOTEL)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Played at the October 2016 CRIME/MYSTERY Festival – Winner of Best Cinematography at the Festival.

 Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ellen Babeliowsky & Kris Geens: Everything! My whole life I wanted to make films and so I feel very happy to make this first one! There’s no dramatic story that really needs to be told, I’m not trying to move people or to bring a particular subject to peoples attention. I just wanted to take you on a visual trip and play with your mind. In a surrealistic way.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

It took me 2 years. I took my time to create the story and to find out how to realize it. Also the post production took a lot of time. I was lucky to work together with an…

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Interview with Editor Tod Modisett (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Bachelor)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

crazy ex girlfriend.jpgIt was a privilege to chat with the talented editor Tod Modisett on the art of editing.

Matthew Toffolo: You have edited many television shows. Do you have a favorite experience?

Tod Modisett: The best experience is when you understand the show you’re working on. You get the director or the producer, and he or she gets you. Then interesting things can happen pretty quickly. Some editors can talk articulately when they’re working. I usually can’t.

Sometimes I mumble. It’s great when a director can hear me mumble something and he or she knows what I’m saying. It reminds me of how some dentists can understand you even when you have all kinds of crap in your mouth. Jeff Schaffer, the creator of “The League,” was like that. Once I mumbled something as I hit command-Z to put the edit back to what it was before I started messing with…

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Interview with director Eugenio Villani (OTHERS LIKE YOU)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Eugenio’s short film “OTHERS LIKE YOU” was awarded “Best Cinematography” at the April 2017 Horror/Thriller Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Eugenio Villani: After our first short film “Haselwurm” we took a break because of several businnes issues. Then we felt the urge to write a new story. We love horror movies and every kind of queer and odd story.

Through this years we saw a lot of films expecially from Europe. We wrote a screenplay wich is not fully into the horror genre but is more in tune with an European concept of film ( Fabrice Du weltz and Ben Wheatley jus to to name a couple of example)

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

We worked very hard on the screenplay.It took us six months for the script and about three…

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Interview with director Oliver Park (STILL)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Oliver Park’s short film STILL was the winner of “Best Film” at the April 2017 Horror/Thriller Festival. It was a joy to chat with him about the film and his future:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Oliver Park: I had a dream that inspired the feature idea for STILL and wanted to make a short to raise awareness for it.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took about nine months as I had to spend time working on a crowdfunding campaign for it before filming. After we had the money, we moved very quickly as we had festival deadlines to hit.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Sweet dreams.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

The biggest obstacle with many short horrors is shooting…

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Interview with Lucy Lee (VOICING SILENCE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Short Film played to rave reviews at the Under 5 Minute Film Festival in June 2017.

To learn more about the film and filmmaker, go to her website: https://instinctfilms.wordpress.com/documentary/voicing-silenc/

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I have always aimed to make independent films that explore issues that are important for me, and through doing this I hope to add to the worldwide dialogue on how to live a happy and fulfilled life. To do this we sometimes have to face some difficult topics. I aim to make films that help change the way people think by encouraging dialogue. I hope this film encourages people to think about this subject.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

8 months, around other work commitments.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Personal story.

What was…

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