The beginning of Jupiter
"I wrote the story and the first draft of the script within three days, or more precisely: nights. Between this initial draft and first day of shooting I wrote four more drafts, consulting with my producer and fellow filmmakers I trust. Last changes were made due to characteristics of locations and through rehearsals with the cast. The idea behind my story is basically the process of coming-of-age. The emancipation of a person from it’s elders is a constant theme in my works. Also I have an enduring fascination for radical beliefs and groups. So there was just the simple idea of connecting these two themes into a dramatic short."
"Already when I start writing, I collect certain moods, whether it is music, paintings or scenes from other films. I have long conversations with the DoP about each scene’s mood and perspective. We create a shotlist, sometimes with a certain location in mind. As preproduction moves forward, more creative collaborators join this conversation, may it be the art director, costume designer or composer. Together, we work on the best realization of the story’s core and theme."