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.

If you’re a fan of film, make sure you…

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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

Director BIO: Andi Osho (AMBER)

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

Director Biography

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Born in East London, Andi studied acting alongside Rasak Adoti (Armistad, Black Hawk Down) and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire). She made her stage debut in 2003, appearing at renowned fringe and off-West End venues, playing the lead in Medea and a No. 1 tour of Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Yellowman. Andi has also appeared in a host of popular British TV comedies and dramas.

In 2007 Andi launched a stand up comedy career, winning the coveted Funny Women award. This led to regular TV appearances on a number of popular panel formats and stand up shows (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo).

Along side this, Andi developed her writing, selling scripts to Fox US, BBC TV and BBC Radio. She has also written for several national UK newspapers. In 2014 she wrote and produced Brit.i.am, a crowd sourced short film about Britishness which went on to win best experimental short at two film festivals, the Audience Award at another and was officially selected for eight more.

In 2013 Andi co-created Breaking Hollywood, a comedic webseries starring David Harewood (Homeland) and Liam Tuohy (Titanic) about naive British actors in LA.

Andi completed a film-making program at The New York Film Academy and in 2015 finished post production on her final project, The Grid, a proof-of-concept piece for a full-length sci fi thriller which has featured in 17 festivals.

Through the intensive NYFA program Andi made six short films and explored further her skills in working with actors to create rounded, three dimensional characters and strong visual storytelling.

Andi’s NYFA training is in addition to a two year production course in London at the prestigious Ravensbourne College of Design.

Get to know the short film: AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama

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

Amber poster aug.001A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, drama, teen, stalker
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Sony F5
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color