Viggo Mortensen (‘Falling’) on how it was ‘difficult’ to direct his first film [Complete Interview Transcript]

Viggo Mortensen (‘Falling’) on how it was ‘difficult’ to direct his first film [Complete Interview Transcript]
Viggo Mortensen directed his first film this past year, “Falling,” about a middle-aged gay man dealing with his aging father. The actor also wrote, produced, composed music for and stars in the film.

Mortensen recently spoke with Gold Derby editor Rob Licuria about what inspired him to create “Falling,” how the story relates to his own life and the key argument scene towards the end of the film. Watch the exclusive interview above and read the complete transcript below.

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Gold Derby: Viggo, remarkably, this is your first feature. I didn’t know that. I had to look it up. So much of the film, then, rests on your shoulders in terms of its success. What drove you to bring the story to life?

Viggo Mortensen: Well, I’ve been trying to direct a movie from a script that I’ve written for many years. I’ve written several screenplays.
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