Interview with Filmmaker Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams (SUPPLE HEARTS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

SUPPLE HEARTS won BEST FILM at the June 2018 Experimental FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Samnatha Casia Kaiza-Williams: The film is autobiographical I guess, and it was a way of dealing with and acknowledging a traumatic event that happened to me, I think for a very long time, I told myself I wasn’t in agony, when I was and had been for quite some time, making the film was me acknowledging what had happened, and forgiving myself.

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

It took 18 months in total, the process was very long winded, the film itself is based on a poem which has the same name, I self funded the film so I had to work a lot of hours to save up to pay for…

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