Interview with EFA Discovery Nominee Boudewijn Koole on his film KAUWBOY
How difficult was it to get your film KAUWBOY financed and produced?
I had been writing for some five years before I gave a synopsis to a producer. After that the financing went through a Dutch talent development project in which three funds co-operate together, Netherlands Filmfund, Mediafund and CoBo fund. It went very smooth I must say. Within 14 months I was shooting
After this first feature film experience: What do you most love / most hate about filmmaking?
I love writing, I love editing, I love working with the characters / actors... I love the creation of a world that does not yet exist, I love the experiment, to try things, to catch butterflies, to hunt the unconscious mind and break through some magic wall, I love the world of illusion. What do I hate.....? I don’t know... That’s a strong emotion that doesn’t seem to connect to filmmaking.... Nothing, I guess.
Who are the European filmmakers that influenced you?
Ken Loach and Johan van der Keuken
How did you hear about the nomination for the Discovery Award and what was your initial reaction?
On the phone from Jan, our producer, happy and proud!
How important is the Discovery Award for you as a young filmmaker and what do you expect from the nomination?
Wow, I can’t tell yet... First of all it feels like an acknowledgement, a support to continue developing a film language, to be seen and recognised, that is really nice, it helps me to rely on myself, ..... Apart from that, to be honest, most of the time a nomination doesn’t help that much in our field, people seem to remember the winners...
"I LOVE THE CREATION OF A WORLD THAT DOES NOT YET EXIST"