Interview with director Imelda O’Reilly (EGGS & SOLDIERS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

EGGS & SOLDIERS played to rave reviews at the January 2018 DRAMA FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Imelda O’Reilly: I am a film professor and I had been focusing on my teaching. I wanted to get back in touch with my craft.

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

It took me about two years from inception to completion. I had money for production but oftentimes filmmakers forget that post-production costs as much as production. So I ended up running an indiegogo campaign which lasted about three months to raise the money for post-production.

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

Culpability in family.

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

Funding. It’s difficult to make a project when you…

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