Aquarium Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

AQUARIUM, 15min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

Directed by Juri Fantigrossi

Two human beings, far one from the other, meet: the first and carefree day at the swimming pool, the last and dramatic step of a massacre’s plan.

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HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: March 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SCI-FI FILM: ALORA
BEST THRILLER FILM: LILI SEES YOU
BEST PERFORMANCES: MY SARAH
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ULYSSES
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: ANACRONTE

Theme of night: Twists of betrayal .

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterHELLO, WORLD, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterANACRONTE, 15min., Argentina, Sci-Fi
festival posterMY SARAH, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi
festival posterALORA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi
festival posterULYSSES, 8min., Mexico, Sci-Fi
festival posterLILI SEES YOU, 14min., Sweden, Thriller
festival posterFOOD CART, 18min., USA, Thriller

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

THRILLER Festival 1st Scene Reading: M For Mole Murder, by Sonja Knyssok

Willy Wuehlman is a mole who lives in a tree. Since he had a traumatic experience in his childhood when his parents died, he suffers from claustrophobia and is unable to go through tunnels. When he is accused to be the murderer of his aunt, he has to overcome his fear. But he does not know that some strange mutated killer roots of garden flowers waiting for him in the dark.

CAST LIST:

Molly: Nkasi Ogbonnah
Woodpecker: Saen Ballantyne
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Willy: Cameron Stannard
Ricky: Bill Poulin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Short Film: FOOD CART, 18min., USA, Thriller

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Ali is a talented chef and Food Cart owner in Portland, Oregon. After falling behind on rent, a tragic accident forces Ali to make a change in his father’s recipe. He becomes an overnight sensation but finds achieving his dream of opening a restaurant means selling his soul.

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Short Film: LILI SEES YOU, 14min., Sweden, Thriller

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A seven year old girl finds a friend in her new computer. A virtual assistant challenges her to take up more space at home. It starts as a game but soon becomes more serious.

What does a child reveal about private-life to an Ipad? What happens with the information? Can it be dangerous?

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THRILLER Festival 1st Scene Script: The Journal Of Second Lieutentant Issac Bangs, Unabridged, by George Deihl Jr.

In 1776, a young medic in the Continental Army struggles to solve a series of gruesome murders in Manhattan’s Brothel District, and uncovers a secret that could cost him his soul.

CAST LIST:

Jacob: Biden Hall
Lizzie: Aliya Hamid
Ben: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Val Cole
Cunningham: Shawn Devlin
Isaac: Chris O’Bray
Madame: Pascale Behrman

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay Reading: M for Mole Murder, by Sonja Knyssok

Willy Wuehlman is a mole who lives in a tree. Since he had a traumatic experience in his childhood when his parents died, he suffers from claustrophobia and is unable to go through tunnels. When he is accused to be the murderer of his aunt, he has to overcome his fear. But he does not know that some strange mutated killer roots of garden flowers waiting for him in the dark.

CAST LIST:

Woodpecker – Neil Bennett
Molly – Rebecca MacDonald
NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
Willy – Marcus Bernacci
Ricky – David Jackson

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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THRILLER Best Scene Reading: Chance, by John Fraser

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
Emma – Rebecca MacDonald
Martine – Krista Barzso

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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A Night Without Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

A NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Isreal, Thriller

Directed by Itamar Isaak

A sleepless father, in danger of losing his sanity, is hopelessly trying to put his crying baby to sleep.

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Hideous Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

HIDEOUS, 16min., UK, Thriller

Directed by Hamish Robertson

When cheerful flower shop employee, Marla, awkwardly comes into contact with a mysterious man dressed all in black, she learns that her husband, Pete, was savagely murdered earlier that day. He then gives her an opportunity to take revenge. But will she accept?

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