I loved movies and went to see every movie I could in Finland.
I was making films when I was about 12 years old - Super-8 films.
I learned a lot about how to shoot and how to put together sequences.
I went out to some advertising agencies and asked if I could do anything.
In Finland, getting a university degree is the first thing that you expect your kids to do.
I decided that, somehow, I had to get out of there and go to Hollywood. I had never been to America.
I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland and things like that to be able to keep living here.
Ford Fairlane was one of those movies that was so much fun to make that it was bound not to be a big hit.
I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks - all kinds of silly products - but I tried to make the commercials different.
At that point, the movie was called Wild Force. Everything fell apart, eventually - our financing completely fell apart - and we were never able to make that film.