Sometimes you have to do the things that scare you and that are outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.
That's what you want: you want projects that you fall in love with. I don't think you pick your projects; you fall in love with them.
You never have any idea where your movie's going to go when you're shooting - you're in this little bubble. Everything you care about is getting the next step right: getting the script right, finding the right actors, shooting it.
Making a movie is universal. Directing a movie is universal; it's a universal language.
Filmmaking is about moments. In real life, things might take six months, a year, but [in filmmaking] you have to create the moment where it happened.
I've always loved films, and I always felt like a storyteller. I left Norway after high school and moved to Manhattan and went to film school in Manhattan. That's when I really found out that this was my calling and what I wanted to do.
What scares me is not living up to be a good enough father to my son and letting down my family - not being there enough and not being able to give enough of yourself.
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