Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption.
'Upside Down' is a fantasy love story. It's about love at first sight - when you just fall in love instantly and will battle any obstacle to be with that girl.
As you wake up to sort of Morocco coming to life, and you drive a two hour journey through the desert as the sun is rising over the sand dunes... I saw landscapes and visual stuff that I'll never forget. It was special.
I was quite badly behaved at school - I remember cutting class - and acting was a way of channelling energy.
Come on, you can't do a film about an upside-down world and not have an upside-down kiss!
It kind of sounds pretentious, but a film I find deeply romantic is 'Buffalo '66,' which is a film by Vincent Gallo. It's about how you break down all those barriers and expose yourself and open yourself up to ultimately being hurt.
I was quite naughty at school. I was always in the back of the class messing about with the Bunsen burner rather than paying attention.
To spend time with Ed Harris... he's an acting hero of mine, so that's a big deal for me.
I moved to Manchester to join a band and ended up getting into acting, and I moved back to London to become an actor and ended up joining a band.
I'm drawn to cinema, especially when you're on a project that feels like it's going to be a challenge.
In the world of independent filmmaking, you're never quite sure what's happening when and where.
I really don't like the idea of people knowing what I am doing. I find telling everybody what you had for breakfast is really uninspiring.
You finish a project and start looking for something that might interest you. A lot of the films I've made are a reaction to something I've done right before.
You just try and do as much variation and as much difference and as much as possible, so you put yourself out there to try anything, really. As long as you feel you're going to get something out of the experience, it's all worth it.
I'm not an outdoors person by instinct or nature. I'm more of a city person.
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