Writing the screenplay to Hector and the Search for Happiness changed us. My co-writer and I took this comic fable very seriously. We asked ourselves some pretty pertinent questions about happiness. And we came away from the process feeling grateful, lucky and, well, happier.
The directing of it, the traveling the world -- now that was hard and fraught with mishaps. And with each disaster we seemed to fall upwards. And the prevailing and remaining feeling of it all? Yup. Happiness. And therein lies the paradox and the lesson.