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Battle in Seattle
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Sep 23, 2008
Stuart Townsend and Martin Henderson - Battle in Seattle

Q1: Stuart, how long has this writer/director side of you been percolating?
ST: Quite awhile. 2002 is when I first started researching this event. It took about a year and a half to research it and work out how I wanted to write it. It took me six months to write it, and then it took me about a year and a half to two years to rewrite it. And then, we started getting financing after that.

Q2: Was it always a goal of yours to write and direct?
ST: No. I've always loved movies. I'm a big movie fan. I'm a movie nerd. So, I got into acting, not because of acting, but because of movies. Over the years, being in movies, I was always looking for stories. I don't know why. I guess, in the back of my head, somewhere, I wanted to make a film. When I saw this event, that was it. I was like, "I want to make this film!" I could see it in my head, and I stupidly went forward and did it.

Q3: Where were you in 1999, when all of th...

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