Monthly Archives: October 2020

Read Poem: SOUNDS, by Brandon Ellrich

The second hand on my watch goes tick tick tick, I don’t know how it works; it’s a funny trick. The bubbles in the fish tank go glub glub glub, I imagine that I’m in there, riding a tiny sub. … Continue reading

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Read Poem: May Wonderful Things Frighten You, by Jeremy Santiago López

The steaming icicle plunges Into a receptacle, Explosions now implosions, The maestro looking, The ballerina, once again, swirling and twirling, The seat gripped, the seat gripping the man, Froth forming under pressure, Lather, Please pass me the ladder So that … Continue reading

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Read Poetry by Camile Tricomo

I’m lying in bed, and the curtains are certainly drawn. The sun is peeking through every crack, and peeling my eyes open with morning. I don’t wanna get up. I wanna fight this morning with every blanket and roll over … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Emmanual Fordjour (I’M PRESS) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

I’M PRESS played to rave reviews at the October 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? The motivation behind this film was completing my thesis project for my MFA Acting program at the New York … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Madison Stewart Leonard (FLUSH LOU) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

FLUSH LOU was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the October 2020 COMEDY Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? When I moved to Los Angeles two years ago, my closest childhood friend lost her father. He … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Renee J. Vaca (LAST LOOKS) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

LAST LOOKS was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the October 2020 FEEDBACK Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? This was a cathartic piece for me. After the death of my friend and my experience of … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmaker Dimegaz (ROCK COUNTRY) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

ROCK COUNTRY was the winner of BEST FILM at the Dance & Music Festival in October 2020. 1. What motivated you to make this film? The love I feel for the rock, the rope and the Basque culture. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Interview with Screenwriter Natalie Alison (HEDY) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

What is your screenplay about? HEDY is the story of my grandmother in World War 2, a strong woman who fought to survive with her children after her husband’s disappearance. It is a great and sad love story as well. … Continue reading

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Interview with Filmmakers Ilana Gordon & Jaime Lyn Beatty (DESIGNATED RIDER) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

DESIGNATED RIDER was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the Comedy Festival in August 2020. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ilana: Jaime Lyn and I met years ago when we both were doing comedy in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Read Poem: PRESS ON!, by JasMarie

Press On! God won’t let these tears fall from my eyes . No matter how much I want to fucking break down and cry. Just wanna better myself and give my son the world But damn ! I’m just one … Continue reading

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