Interview with Filmmaker Bjarke de Koning (RENOVATION)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

RENOVATION played to rave reviews at the April 2020 LGBT Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Bjarke de Koning: I had an apartment that I was unable to finish renovating and I felt like having a creative outlet and occupy my mind with something meanwhile.

The love story is fiction but the “set” is real.

The apartment that the film is shot in is my own apartment and I was going through a situation like the one in “Renovation” for now about 7+ years (I’m still unable to renovate the bathroom).

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

I had a first draft of the script in October 2015 and the film was selected for it’s first film festival around June 2017 so about two years from start to finish.

We shot over…

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