Interview with Filmmaker/Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood (AVOIDANCE) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

AVOIDANCE played to rave reviews at the August 2020 Dance & Music Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ben Needham-Wood: Director Matt McKee and I (Ben Needham-Wood, choreographer) had recently worked together on a film called ‘BaseBallet: Into the Game’ and really enjoyed the collaborative, creative process we shared. As […]

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Interview with Filmmaker Derek Osinski JR. (PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Feedback Film Festival. Q: What motivated you to make this film? A: This particular film draws many parallels to my formidable years of romance – including the actual act of “mattress store hopping”. On a similar note, this was me closing […]

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Interview with Filmmaker Cate Celso (KING OF THE ROAD) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

KING OF THE ROAD played to rave reviews at the July 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Cate Celso: After seeing Rick perform I was impressed by his energy and how he lit up his audiences. Getting to know him and all his layers I found his […]

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Interview with Filmmaker Imelda O’Reilly (TUMBLING TOWARDS HOME) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

TUMBLING TOWARDS HOME was the winner of BEST DOC CHARACTERS at the July 2020 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Imelda O’Reilly: I have a dear friend Malcolm Adams who is an Irish actor and we wanted to create a project together. I wasn’t sure what film we […]

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Interview with Filmmaker Julia Fullerton-Batten (1814 FROST FAIR) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

1814 FROST FAIR played to rave reviews at the July 2020 FEMALE Film Festival. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? How did you come up with the idea for this short film? Julia Fullerton-Batten: I am a fine art photographer shooting story-telling projects on a wide variety of themes. As part of […]

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Interview with Screenwriter Sina Sultani (BEACON) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about? Sina Sultani: Beacon follows two women who must fight to retain their memories against a kidnapper desperate to harvest them. It’s a psychological thriller about gender identity and mental illness framed in a unique setting using a non-linear narrative. Co-created and inspired by Maxi Garcia, a prominent member […]

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Activists Slam Facebook Meeting Amid Ad Boycott A Day Before Co. Set To Release Independent Civil Rights Audit — Deadline

Civil rights activists called a Tuesday meeting with Facebook a wash and said they’re unconvinced the social media giant is doing enough to combat hate speech. 33 more words

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Thandie Newton Recalls Conversation With Amy Pascal That The Actress Says Helped Convince Her To Turn Down ‘Charlie’s Angels’ — Deadline

In an incredibly frank conversation with Vulture, actress Thandie Newton spoke about her decision to turn down a part in the remake of Charlie’s Angels starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and, in the role that Newton was considered for, Lucy Liu. 17 more words

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Jude Law In Talks To Play The Villainous Captain Hook In Disney’s Live-Action Peter Pan Movie — Deadline

Jude Law is in talks to play the villainous Captain Hook in Peter Pan & Wendy, Disney’s live-action update of its 1953 toon classic, Deadline has confirmed. 31 more words

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Chief Justice John Roberts Was Hospitalized Overnight Last Month After Injuring His Head In Fall — Deadline

The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts, fell last month and required an overnight stay in the hospital, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed to Deadline on Tuesday. 28 more words

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