The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we’re in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.
We went with the St. Lawrence Experience which is run by Joe Babbitt who is a close friend now. We went out there for 10 days and we had the best week of our lives and we’ve been going back since. We’ve been back three times now.
I’m afraid that this is me getting on my high horse now but we have yob television yob newspapers and funny enough whereas it was my mum and dad school police church who used to set the standards now it’s tabloids and yob television who set the standards by which people live.
The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I’ll play in bands and record and play songs with other people but for me it’s a form of expression that all I need is me. I don’t need cameras or agents I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified.
There are nuclear weapons in China Iran Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn’t take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems.