About the project
What made you go with this concept for FAIL?
I have been doing a lot of research on happiness and failure in different cultures. It was very interesting to see the vast differences on how we approach the two in different places in the world. In the US, usually we hear stories about people going through a lot of hardship, but never giving up, and finally succeeding. Here, failure is good as long as it ends with success. But it was very interesting to see that in different countries, failure is celebrated as is, without any expectations of a better ending. Looking at failure in that way, gives more freedom. The journey is more important than the destination. This idea was the starting point of my film. I was exploring the unknown, the grey area between failure and success.
About the Filmmaker
ABOUT THE CALENDAR
Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards raised the notion of failure to epic heights, coming in dead last in all three of his ski jumps at the 1988 Calgary Games.