Search for happiness
"During my summer trip to Scandinavia in 2018 I struggled to find a good story. All kinds of ideas went through my head, but not any of them was interesting or original to me. The more I thought about it, the more frustrated it became. Then I read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The themes presented in that story really interested me. I wanted to combine the idea of looking for happiness with the search of finding the woman of your dreams. Because everyone has this."
"Then I came up with the idea of creating a story about a writer who was in the same position as me. I imagined myself what it would be like if a character, a product of your imagination suddenly came to life. What would that interaction look like? While making the film, it was important to me that there was a big contrast in how the different settings felt and looked. The scene in the bar had to feel warm and a little bit romantic compared to the cold and grey looking environment of the writers’ apartment."