HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: September 2018 Drama/Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: AMERICAN BOY

BEST COMEDY FILM: GET HOME SAFE

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE COLOR OF ME

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DISCLOSURE

BEST MUSIC: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE COLOR OF ME, 19min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterAMERICAN BOY, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterDISCLOSURE, 9min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterLOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy

festival posterWEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterGET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the August 2018 DRAMA/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “The Self”.

Each film was about something an individual being themselves and the consequences that come with that.

Los Angeles just went VIRAL. We filled up a 250 seat cinema and had the entire crowd talking about the various films we showed this month. Lively crowd. Lots of conversation about the 1st half DRAMA shorts and the “sexy” 2nd half COMEDY shorts.

3 festivals left in 2018. Make sure you attend. Have some amazing films coming up.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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The Color Of Me Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the LA DRAMA Festival Sept. 2018

THE COLOR OF ME, 19min., USA, Drama/Romance
Directed by Sreejith NairAn adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin color, and the two of them explore their own opinions about race and how much it really matters in their relationship.

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American Boy Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the LA DRAMA Festival Sept. 2018

AMERICAN BOY, 9min., USA, Drama
Directed by Audrey Arkins

Alex Lopez is a happy, normal kid…until the outside world comes crashing in.

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Disclosure Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the LA DRAMA Festival Sept. 2018

DISCLOSURE, 9min., USA, Drama/Crime
Directed by Lawayne & Dewayne BontragerDetective Nash is questioned for the decisions he made during his attempts of apprehending the ring leader of merciless bank robbers… and the consequences that followed.

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Interview with Hans Grossman (WAITING)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

The band Copperhead are good friends of mine, and they actually approached me about doing a music video for Telus’ Storyhive Music Video Edition. This is a grant program out here in Western Canada sponsored by Telus. We won the initial round to receive the $10,000 to make the video, and then we won the second round where out of 15 videos from Alberta we took the top prize. I love Copperhead, they are great people, and an absolutely fantastic band, so I jumped on the opportunity immediately.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

The timeline from finding out that we received the funding to having to deliver the final product was about a month and a half so that’s how much time we had to make it.

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Interview with Writer/Actor Catherine Haun (MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

MRS MURPHY’S CONFESSION was the winner of BEST MUSIC at the August 2018 Female Film Festival in Toronto.

http://www.mrsmurphysconfession.com
Facebook: @playfulshortfilm.com

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

I became obsessed. That’s the best way to describe it. Totally off the
rails. I just thought I would die if I didn’t make this film.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you
to make this short?

Two years.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Awkward Journey

OMG I just thought of something so inappropriate! Painful discharge
is what popped into my head. Never mind… go with awkward journey.

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

My own ignorance of how to make a film—in particular the technical
aspects. Post production was an especially challenging time. Once
the excitement of production is…

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Interview with Screenwriter M. V. Montgomery (PUNKER AND PROPHET)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

M. V. Montgomery: Two young women with different backgrounds and talents. Ginny is a gifted singer; Selah is a spiritual leader in-the-making. Both have struggles to overcome: Ginny is a victim of domestic abuse, Selah the victim of a public hate crime. Fortunately, both are there to support each other.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama, LGBTQ, musical, spiritual.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It speaks directly to a generation just coming of age in Trump’s America, a protest generation that can directly connect to Ginny’s music and be inspired by Selah’s example.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Punker & Prophet. Peace & Resistance. In three words: Peace, Love, & Anarchy.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Citizen Kane.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About…

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