What were the biggest challenges you faced in documenting JR and the INSIDE OUT project, in the film?
The biggest challenge in documenting JR is keeping up with him. He works harder than anyone I have ever met, with an unquenchable energy and enthusiasm for adventure and art. One minute he is in Marseille pasting a massive series of enormous photographs, and just as you think you have captured that, the very next day he will be on his way to the Northern tip of Japan with a photo booth truck and a new story to tell.
The challenge of documenting the INSIDE OUT project lay in the enormity of the project. It quickly grew into something so massive in its scope and story that it could have gone in any number of different directions. Over one hundred thousand people participated from every different corner of the planet. So which stories could really define it and whose story really was it?
What do you hope audiences take away from the film?
A glue habit. Specifically, a paper and glue habit. And power. I love the idea that people can watch the film and become inspired to want to do something for themselves or their communities with INSIDE OUT. As JR is keeping the project going, they will have the ability to get involved. To be able to react to a film in this way is quite special. I also hope people come away believing in the power of art and the transformative effect it can have on anyone and everyone.
Where do you (JR) see the Inside Out art project going next?
I want to see the Inside Out Project reach every country in the world. It's still a young movement, but it will grow, especially after the movie spreads on HBO :) Long life to Inside Out!