Tokyo is so hectic, but inside the hotel it's very silent. And the design of it is interesting. It's weird to have this New York bar... the jazz singer... the French restaurant, all in Tokyo. It's this weird combination of different cultures.
I wanted to make a love story without being nerdy.
We put a lot of time and effort into his hair, ... And Josh came up with that great walk. I'm such a fan of his. I think he's great.
It's been great to have positive reviews, especially because for so long I put myself completely into it. You're so vulnerable putting yourself up to be reviewed, so it's exciting that they see something in it that I intended.
Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.
I got exposed to so many different cultures and people.
We were always around my dad, so he wasn't absentee at all. I don't think it was normal, but it was exciting. You always had lots of creative people around, and my parents took us everywhere.
It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end. Don't try to find it, it's there already.
I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.
I'm always a sucker for a love story.
That's the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.
Acting isn't for me. I don't like being told what to do. I'm more interested in set design, more visually driven.