Thriller Festival Testimonial – October 17 2018

It was absolutely great and exciting (seeing the FEEDBACK Video on my film). Thank you and the audience a lot. I also watched feedbacks of other works that screened. I need to admit that the audience in Toronto is much more film literate, and has a greater sense than most audiences that I have ever seen. The comments and reactions to the film was really nice. Although it was screened in many festivals and events in various countries, that video is the only real feedback that I got from an audience except in my country and except from people working for festivals. It was great too see that the film is still meaningful, fun to watch and has a real reflection in different countries. 
– Kagan Kerimoglu (The Wheel of Time, Short Film)

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SEPTEMBER 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

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festival posterSTAR WARS: DRESCA, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi

festival posterBATMAN: INJUSTICE

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE TATTOOED BLONDE by Paul Sargia
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: FORTRESS OF DECEIT by John Dzakovic
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson
September 2018

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

Short Film: THE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

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The film follows Milo, a young adventurous boy who ventures into a mysterious rose garden in order to get his toy airplane back. As he wanders around, he discovers that this seemingly wondrous place is not quite what it seems.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: INCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

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INCALL is a confrontational thriller about sexual power play, greed and deception explored from a female perspective. It examines issues that have traditionally been avoided by moviemakers because of a gender bias to stereotype women as softer and more compassionate. It portrays three women as confident, complex, sexually focused characters who represent the modern woman. This project hopes to raise awareness of these challenging yet critical concerns.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300 MKII
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39.1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist (SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS)

Director Biography – Erik Bloomquist, Carson Bloomquist

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Erik Bloomquist is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner (Outstanding Director and Outstanding Writer), eight-time nominee, and Top 200 Director on HBO’s Project Greenlight. His nationally syndicated series, The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik served as creator, showrunner, writer, director, and lead actor) is the winner of three New England Emmy® Awards and recipient of nine nominations. His critically acclaimed short films have played internationally on television, at festivals, and on demand.

Theatrically, Erik has directed at prominent regional and educational institutions across the country including Ivoryton Playhouse, Ozark Actors Theatre, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Clark University, and Trinity College. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, his stage acting credits include the American premiere of Calendar Girls at the Ivoryton Playhouse and the world premiere of Rear Window at Hartford Stage (starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Darko Tresnjak).

Erik has served as adjunct Faculty at Trinity College, Artist-in-Residence at Avon Old Farms School, and Visiting Artist at Miss Porter’s School and St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL. His debut feature, Long Lost, is currently in post-production.

Director Statement

SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS is inspired by our early influences — particularly Nickelodeon’s ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. This show awakened our imaginations, fostering a feeling of boundless possibilities and heightened sensory experiences. Our passion for these things has been ever-presents since childhood. It is a feeling that we hope to evoke in audiences — reminding them that sometimes there is nothing more fun than a good old-fashioned campfire story.

Short Film: SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

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A campfire story comes to life for a group of counselors on the last day of the summer of 1987 at Camp Briarbrook.

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Director BIO: Joffrey Saintrapt (LIVING WITH A MONSTER)

Director Biography

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Born in France, Joffrey discovered his passion for cinema at an early age and began working on film sets and directing his own films while in film school. In 2003, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Film and Television Studies from the European Institute of Cinema & Audiovisual, Nancy, France.

From 2003 to 2011, Joffrey’s professional pursuits lead him to live and work back and forth between France and Canada, primarily as a Freelance Editor and Cameraman. Notable engagements include Editor for the television channel Téva (Groupe M6), Cameraman and Editor for CNN’s Paris Bureau (FRANCE), Editor at TVO’s French-language channel TFO, Editor at the National Film Board of Canada, and Director of Photography on two season of a music TV show for Unis TV (CANADA). During this time, Joffrey expands his skill set by collaborating with lighting departments via his volunteer work on Canadian Film Centre film sets.

In 2012, Joffrey settles permanently in Toronto, Canada. He continues his freelance work with TFO and NFB, while deepening his professional skills via numerous Producer and Director roles. Leveraging his DOP and editing expertise, Joffrey produces and directs short films Made in Paris and Phoenix the Last Wild Man.

He co-founds the Toronto collective French Connection Films, developing a number of shorts and dance film projects. In 2014 Joffrey directs The Car, and assumes the Assistant Director and Editor role on Tyler Parr’s internationally acclaimed award-winning short Ironied. In 2015 he writes and directs Made in Montréal, a film tacking the issue of racism, which wins numerous international film festival awards.

Driven by the pursuit of new challenges, in 2017 Joffrey seizes the opportunity to refine his vision as short film Director by addressing social and mental health issues via the silent film Living with a Monster. In this film, alcoholism is embodied by a monster, a supernatural representation of the demons living inside all of us.

Joffrey continues to explore societal issue via his writing, directing and production work. He is currently working on the production of an 8-issue web series in the form of fantastic tales about mental health issues, addictions and phobias, shot as silent films.

https://www.lwamseries.com/