Interview with Filmmaker Hojin Kim (BURGLAR)

BURGLAR played to rave reviews at the Best of Under 5min. Film Festival in January 2016. I recently chatted with the film-maker Hojin Kim about the film:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Hojin Kim: Money motivated me to make the film. Crime can happen anywhere, if there is money.

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

Hojin: I had only 3 people in my crew including actors, so I had to work almost by myself. It took three months to finished product.

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

​Hojin: Future criminal.

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

Hojin: Time. We all had jobs to do during the week, so I had to shoot only on Sundays. This took us 6 weeks to finish the shooting.

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

Hojin: The audience understood perfectly the purpose of this short film. Thank you.

Matthew: How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

Hojin: The first idea came up with Francis Bacon (1909~1992).

This Irish oil painter had boyfriend named George Dyer. Bacon first met Dyer in 1964 when he broke into his apartment. The portrait of George Dyer was the first motivation to make the Burglar.

Matthew: What film have you seen the most in your life?

Hojin: 12 Angry Men (1957) and Memento(1999)

Matthew: What is next for you? A new film?

Hojin: Oh, it is short film about a smoker called “Cigarette”.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for BURGLAR:


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