March 2018 – Interviews with TOP FILM COMPOSERS working today:

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Matthew Toffolo interviews some of the top Film Composers working in the industry today. Great insights on what it takes to succeed in any field in the movie business:

Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BREAKERS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/08/interview-with-composer-mateo-messina-juno-breakers/

Persistence is key. Relentlessness is key. Time and time again I’ve found the people I’ve worked with who are on top of their game are the ones who stayed after years and years struggling. Just keep at it.

Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/05/interview-with-composer-jeff-russo-emmy-winner-fargo-tv-series/

Most important thing is for someone to create their own voice. We are all unique and original in our own way so we all have a voice. Find it. It’s the only way to move forward.

Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/02/25/interview-with-composer-gilde-flores-total-divas-the-wolverine/

The advice I would give to any young musicians who want to eventually compose movies is to be…

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March 2018 – Interviews with TOP FILM COMPOSERS working today:

WILDsound Festival

Matthew Toffolo interviews some of the top Film Composers working in the industry today. Great insights on what it takes to succeed in any field in the movie business:

Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BREAKERS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/08/interview-with-composer-mateo-messina-juno-breakers/

Persistence is key. Relentlessness is key. Time and time again I’ve found the people I’ve worked with who are on top of their game are the ones who stayed after years and years struggling. Just keep at it.

Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/05/interview-with-composer-jeff-russo-emmy-winner-fargo-tv-series/

Most important thing is for someone to create their own voice. We are all unique and original in our own way so we all have a voice. Find it. It’s the only way to move forward.

Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/02/25/interview-with-composer-gilde-flores-total-divas-the-wolverine/

The advice I would give to any young musicians who want to eventually compose movies is to be…

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March 2018 – Interviews with Award Winning Screenwriters

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Read interviews by Matthew Toffolo from award winning screenwriters for March 2018:

Interview with Screenwriter Chris Beadnell, THE TRENCH
Interview with Screenwriter Chris Beadnell, THE TRENCH

Interview with Screenwriter Jean Buschmann, THE ORDER
Interview with Screenwriter Jean Buschmann, THE ORDER

Interview with Screenwriter Laina Burgess, AFTERLIFE ESTATES
Interview with Screenwriter Laina Burgess, AFTERLIFE ESTATES

Interview with Screenwriter Matt Huntington, SOMETHING LIKE FATE
Interview with Screenwriter Matt Huntington, SOMETHING LIKE FATE

Interview with Screenwriter Michael Kotsiros, THE PLAYLISTS
Interview with Screenwriter Michael Kotsiros, THE PLAYLISTS

Interview with Screenwriter Katherine Grant Krieger, DELIVERY GIRL
Interview with Screenwriter Katherine Grant Krieger, DELIVERY GIRL

Interview with Screenwriter Mitch Moldofsky, FORTY WINKS
Interview with Screenwriter Mitch Moldofsky, FORTY WINKS

Interview with Screenwriter Travis Darkow, JAKOB’S COVE
Interview with Screenwriter Travis Darkow, JAKOB’S COVE

Interview with Screenwriter Chris Harris, CHARACTERS
Interview with Screenwriter Chris Harris, CHARACTERS

Interview with Screenwriter Christine Davis, MORPH
Interview with Screenwriter Christine Davis, MORPH

Interview with Allison Osborne, FAMILY SECRETS
Interview with…

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March 2018 – Interviews with Film Directors

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Read interviews by Matthew Toffolo with the top up and coming filmmakers from around the world:

Interview with Filmmaker Julia Campanelli (116)
Interview with Filmmaker Julia Campanelli (116)

Interview with Filmmaker Philippe McKie (BREAKER)
Interview with Filmmaker Philippe McKie (BREAKER)

Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)
Interview with Filmmaker Balazs Juszt (WHAT IF…?)

Interview with Filmmaker Steven R. Lawson (MAN-AT-ARMS)
Interview with Filmmaker Steven R. Lawson (MAN-AT-ARMS)

Interview with Filmmaker Derek Frey (GOD CAME ‘ROUND)
Interview with Filmmaker Derek Frey (GOD CAME ‘ROUND)

Interview with Filmmakers Thia Schuessler & Rex New (THE WEDDING SONG)
Interview with Filmmakers Thia Schuessler & Rex New (THE WEDDING SONG)

Interview with Filmmaker Zack Arch (THE CRYING CHEF)
Interview with Filmmaker Zack Arch (THE CRYING CHEF)

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)
Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Renfro (THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlyn Fajilan (MADEIRA)
Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlyn Fajilan (MADEIRA)

Interview with Filmmaker Fatima Martin (MARTINA, OH…

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March 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

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Read this month’s interviews with Film Festival directors from all over the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)
Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)

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Short Film: BEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir

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In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.
Sophie has been marginalise for nearly a decade in the wake of a fatal accident involving her daughter, and the dominating Bea has given Sophie hopes of rejoining the community by “weaving her magic with the girls”.

Just when things are finally looking up, Sophie stumbles upon something dark and inconceivable that forces her to make an impossible decision. A decision for love…

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Film Noir, Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color

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Director: Christopher Sferrazza (BEAST)

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Director Biography – Christopher Sferrazza

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Originally a photographer, Sferrazza found a passion for cinematography and film during his time at New York Queens College, inspired by Italian Neo Realism films which influence his work to date. As to date he is an award winning TVC director, and has now turned his focus to long form, excited by the prospects of new media development.

Director Statement

Beast, a self-funded production, explores the extreme and haunting lengths people will go to in the name of love and family.

The twenty-minute film follows the relationship between grandmother and grandson and their unwavering commitment to one another in the face of a dark and twisted family history.

“I got thinking about love and family and how there’s so little we wouldn’t do to protect the people closest to us,” said Sferrazza.

“I wondered how far love could go; what extremes would we go to…

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Short Film: PREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

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After being pursued by a supernatural force John must do everything he can to protect what means the most to him.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror, action
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color

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Short Film: CHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

A woman thinks that the man she covets is going to ask for it in marriage, but an imponderable one disturbs her expectations and nothing happens as she imagined.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Suspens
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color

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