Ryan Gosling Directs His 1st Movie!
“If I’ve learned anything from the great film-makers I’ve worked with, says Ryan Gosling, “it’s that they when you’re a film-maker you have no place to hide. It’s the most exposing place you can be. As an actor you can hide behind your role or the fact that you didn’t direct it or write it or cut it but when you’re the film-maker and especially if you’ve written it, the film will say everything about you. So it’s probably best not to emulate anyone and just to be yourself because it’s really the only thing that you know how to be.”
Gosling is currently putting his acting career on hold, to focus on the movie that he wrote and is direction, currently in pre-production. The fantasy thriller, titled HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER, weaves ‘elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.’ Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks and Eva Mendes star.
“I guess I probably shouldn’t speak too much about it now because I imagine it will be very different when it’s over than whatever I say right now. I also don’t know anything about anything right now and when it’s over I’ll have some experience to speak of, you know.” (laughing)
But, and an as-yet-unnamed Terence Malick movie in post-production. As usual with Malick there is little information available, other than it’s about two love triangles, obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
“Terry’s a whole other conversation and it was like the best film school I ever could have gone to. He’s such a gracious man and he let me shoot a lot on the film so I got a lot of experience with the camera on it and he was over my shoulder kind of telling me how to shoot so that was incredible. He’s a force of nature - he speaks 7 languages, he’s making 5 films right now, one of which is about the creation of the universe and he’s been shooting it for 15 years. He’s constantly pushing himself outside of his comfort zone and,everybody around him and it’s incredible to watch. It seemed like such a lonely place to be because the amount of belief that you have to have in your vision, I imagine for most people some self-doubt would creep in. But it’s an inspiration.”
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