April 2017 LGBT Stories, Screenplays, Films

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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LGBT Best Scene – 2-12 DELTA, by David Brichetto

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Winning Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
Written by David Brichetto

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
LINDA – Olivia Jon
GINA – Cora Matheson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: LGBT, Drama, Thriller, Crime

A young police officer grapples with her family’s secret past, and tries to balance her careers as cop and blues musician with her tumultuous life.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A young, bi-racial, bi-sexual police officer grapples with her family’s secret past, and tries to balance her careers as cop and Blues musician with her tumultuous personal life. Based on true events.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Main genre is drama. Others include true crime and thriller/suspense.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Film is the perfect medium to remind people that police officers and other first responders are individual, unique human beings, and to share true events which are best…

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Interview with director Iván Sáinz-Pardo (SAVE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Iván Sáinz-Pardo’s short film SAVE played to rave reviews at the October 2016 Horror/Thriller Film Festival.

It was a pleasure to interview him about his film and what’s next:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Iván Sáinz-Pardo: Just wanted to work with actors again and I needed to tell a new story. I wanted to film something very short but really shocking!

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

ISP: Only two weeks. I was training the camera movements alone for two days. And then we shoot in only 5 hours.

MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

ISP: Don’t Breathe

MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

ISP: I wanted do make a short film with only sequence shot.

MT: What were your initial…

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Interview with Filmmaker Steve Socki (SPARROW DUET)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Steve Socki’s short film SPARROW DUET played to rave reviews at the August 2016 Under 5 minute FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor chatting with her:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Steve Socki: INSPIRATION FROM PLAYFUL MOVEMENTS IN NATURE, ESPECIALLY IN THE TIMING & CHOREOGRAPHY. REINTERPRETING & EXPERIMENTING THOSE OBSERVATIONS INTO VISUAL THEMES & VARIATIONS.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

SS: 2 YEARS

MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

SS: PLAYFUL MOVEMENT

MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

SS: EDITING THE PARTS INTO A COHESIVE PIECE; DISCARDING ELEMENTS I LIKED FOR THE SAKE OF CONTINUITY

MT: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

SS: WONDERFUL INTERPRETATIONS, GREAT INSIGHTS &…

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Interview with Filmmaker Michelle Brand (A SMALL VOICE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Michelle Brand’s short film A SMALL VOICE played to rave reviews at the August 2016 Under 5 minute FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor chatting with her:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Michelle Brand: The film ‘A Small Voice’ is based on a personal experience of the time when I taught children at school. I felt that many children weren’t acknowledged and respected by their parents or teachers as to who they truly were and the talents they may hide. Instead, they were only valued through achieved of grades and success. This inspired me to create a film about a very talented child whose talent is misused by his father, who merely uses him as a tool for his own reputation. Instead of focusing on the actual storyline and character of the father, I wished to convey the boy’s feelings of fear and loneliness and…

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Interview with Filmmaker Chenxin Yang (SEA OF INK)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Chenxin Yang’s short film SEA OF INK was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2016 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival. It’s a two-minute animation about an artist struggling with his creative block and his journey under the sea.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Chenxin Yang: This animation is more like a reflection of myself. The more I explore, the more deeply I can know about myself. Apparently, self-exploration is a universal topic. I believe that doing such an animation not only provides some clue to life’s questions, but hopefully also has an emotional connection to my viewers.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

CY: I spent one and half years to write the story, design the character and finish the production of the animation.

MT: How would you describe your short film…

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Interview with Filmmaker Leon Williams (HOWELL)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Leon Williams’ short film “HOWELL” played at the July 2016 Under 5min. FEEDBACK FIlm Festival. It’s  mystery meets supernatural meets comedy with a great twist at the end. A must see short film.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Leon Williams: Nothing in particular. I simply had the idea one day and with the help of some very good people we went and made it.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

LW: Pre-Production was about two months trying to sort stuff in between working a full time job. We shot it in a day and it took me about a year in post production, mostly having to wait for big favours before moving on with the next stage of the edit.

MT: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

LW: Dark Comedy

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