Interview with Gina Lee Ronhovde. Director of the Short Film BOUDOIR

Gina Lee Ronhovde’s short film BOUDOIR played at the best of Horror/Thriller WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in October 2015.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for BOUDOIR:

I recently chatted with Gina Lee Ronhovde about her horror and sexy short film:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Gina Lee Ronhovde: A variety of factors. I had a dream when I was 13 years old, and always had a desire to revisit a moment in this dream. I wrote the screenplay for myself one afternoon as like a diary exercise, but I did not think it was going to be made into a film. Months later, while discussing it I was encouraged to make it, and I saw other filmmakers and what they did with short films/funding/pitching, so I went ahead with it.

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

About a year and a half, but it was only one day of actual filming. The rest of the time was working with schedules and other circumstances.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Roller coaster. 🙂

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

Time and money.

What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

I felt very honored and then curious to hear people’e reactions.

The tone of your film was talked about at length in the audience moderation. What were you trying to say in this short film?

It’s one of those things that I feel more than I can describe in words. How darkness seduces people to either harm themselves or others. Overcoming battles and self-acceptance. There are many things. I am still discovering a lot of them.

What film have you seen the most in your life?

Mulholland Drive.

What is next for you? A new film?

Yes, I am working on a Boudoir TV pilot script, my feature comedy Family Reunion did well on the scriptwriting competition circuit, and I’m working on a horror screenplay as well.

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