Usually the script is much more funny than the film turns out to be, in my case. The script is almost like a comic book but when you start making it, for some reason the film gets very serious.
I don’t think that any Icelandic filmmaker feels like he belongs to Icelandic filmmaking, because nobody really knows what it is.
Filmmaking is, a sort of uncontrolled process. I think it’s very important to be open to the unexpected and at the same time, of course, maintain your vision, be open to the all the things you didn’t think of yourself that can make the film better.
I used to be a huge fan. “The Simpsons” taught me a lot about filmmaking. It imitates film, but it’s drawn, so everything is super clear