August 2017 – Interview with Film Festival Directors

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Read 13 interviews with festival directors from around the world: 

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Stephanie Dadet (OUR CITY FILM PROJECT)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-festival-director-stephanie-dadet-our-city-film-project/

Interview with Co-Festival Director Mia Davis (Queen City Cinephiles)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-co-festival-director-mia-davis-queen-city-cinephiles/

Interview with Festival Directors Roger and Shelley Gillespie (COPA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-directors-roger-and-shelley-gillespie-copa-shorts-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Michael Kamel (DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-director-michael-kamel-dc-palestinian-film-and-arts-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Sina Dolati (TORONTO NEW WAVE)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-sina-dolati-toronto-new-wave/

Interview with Festival Directors Lee Marohn & Paul Salzer (NORTHEAST WISCONSIN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-directors-lee-marohn-paul-salzer-northeast-wisconsin-horror-film-festival/

Interview with Gustavo Coletti (ROSARITO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-gustavo-coletti-rosarito-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director José Claudio Silva (PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jose-claudio-silva-portugal-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Kirill Proskura (MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (MTIFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-kirill-proskura-mind-the-indie-film-festival-mtiff/

Interview with Festival Director Jonny Mancini (FROSTBITE International Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jonny-mancini-frostbite-international-film-festival/

Interview with Mariah Mathew (Little Wing Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-mariah-mathew-little-wing-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alex P. Michaels (Prelude2Cinemas)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-alex-p-michaels-prelude2cinemas/

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August 2017 – Interviews with Award Winning Short Filmmakers

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

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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August 2017 – Read best of NEW POETRY from around the world.

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Read the best of new poets and their poetry for August 2017: 

I AM AFRAID, by Pam Lewis
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-am-afraid-by-pam-lewis/

ARE THE STILL THE SAME, by Sunil Sharma
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-are-they-still-the-same-by-sunil-sharma/

I EDIT MY LIFE, by Michael Lee Johnson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-i-edit-my-life-by-michael-lee-johnson/

GRAIN OF CHOICE, by Patrick Turner Lee
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-grain-of-choice-by-patrick-turner-lee/

HEROIN, by Aylana St. Luce
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-heroin-by-aylana-st-luce/

SPELLBOOK, by Man of Action.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-charmcasters-spellbook-by-man-of-action/

PUT ME TO SLEEP BEFORE IT COMES, by Sarah Francisco
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-put-me-to-sleep-before-it-comes-by-sarah-francisco/

DESERTS WATERMELON, by Kate Rauner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-deserts-watermelon-by-kate-rauner/

THE TALE OF JIMMY NEVERBEE, by Michael Medlen
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-the-tale-of-jimmy-neverbee-by-michael-medlen/

AFTER THE END, by Samantha K. Collinson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-after-the-end-by-samantha-k-collinson/

APEX, by David Samuel Neuer
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-apex-by-david-samuel-neuer/

FEEL WITH YOUR HEART, by Chasity McClellan
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-feel-with-your-heart-by-chasity-mcclellan/

MASTER OF DISGUISE, by Pino Hova
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-master-of-disguise-by-pino-hova/

AT NIGHT I PRAY, by Fabrian Christopher
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-at-night-i-pray-by-fabian-christopher/

BLOODSTREAM, by Chrystal Jumonville
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2017/08/03/read-poetry-bloodstream-by-chrystal-jumonville/

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RSVP the FEMALE Feedback Film Festival – Thur. Aug. 24. 7pm. Carlton (Free or PWYC)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

FEMALE Short Film Festival – Thursday August 24th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/female_film_festival.html

– 8 Films from 5 Countries (Brazil, Canada, India, UK, USA) of the best short films from Female Directors. Easily a lineup of the best films you’ll ever see in the world today!

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.

To RSVP, simply reply to this email and state the # of tickets you require. Come for FREE or donate on the night (or on the program page) to cover the cinema costs.

This is a really fun night of short films. We are giving you a mixed bag of genres. The first half is a lineup of films for all ages! The second half is a lineup of fun comedy and a serious film from India to finish off the night.

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RSVP THRILLER Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 28th. (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.  Tickets are first come first serve.

To obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 50 out of its last 52 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Steve Hally

A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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NO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Stephane Lapointe

Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Andi Osho

A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A bruised young woman takes her revenge

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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FOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Eric Shahinian

A young couple, who have just moved in together, has their relationship tested when they take opposing stances in response to the sounds of their neighbor’s domestic dispute.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
Directed by Tochi Osuji

In this martial arts drama set in 1800 Upper Canada, two slaves jeopardize their escape to baptize themselves.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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WITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by James Bowsher

A short psychological thriller about the power of performance between Stephanie (a phone sex worker) and an unknown caller.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve. 

Director BIO: Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Statement on TWISTED SOBRIETY: 

We shot this film over a hectic 8 day shoot, in three major locations. From a beautiful Georgian flat in Clapham Common to the world business centre of London in Canary Wharf.  We had and have an amazing supportive crew that truly believed in our project and the ideals and concepts of our story.
We used top end film industry professionalism in crew but also top end film industry equipment. Two high spec 5k camera units were used to get the beautiful and mood sentric shots that build and wrap our story into the success it has become. The Sony F65 and the Red Pro 5.0 were the tools of our trade and the results speak for themselves.
steve hally

Get to know the short film: TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Img 0470A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Sony F65
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Steve Hally
    Director
  • Steve Hally
    Writer
  • Sinan Ozcivi
    Producer
  • Lee White
    Key Cast
  • Kofi Stone
    Key Cast
  • Madalina Bellariu Ion
    Key Cast
  • Sean Cronin
    Key Cast
  • Chris Rogers
    Key Cast
  • Julianna Kurokawa
     Key Cast