Ryan Gosling shows his directorial debut film “Lost River” at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Elly Park reports.
Actor Ryan Gosling made his U.S. directorial debut at the film portion of South By Southwest festival in Austin Texas. His new film "Lost River" is a fantasy thriller set in a grim town where a struggling single mother gets gradually swept into a dark underworld while her son discovers an underwater utopia. The movie starring Christina Hendricks received mixed reviews at its global premiere in Cannes last year and Gosling admits that putting on the director's hat had its challenges. SOUNDBITE: Ryan Gosling, Film Maker, saying (English) "It was all a learning experience and some things were easier than others. But it was great to get to spend so much time with something, I guess you know when you act you're only on it for only two months or three months, but this has been a few years now." Cast member actress Saoirse Ronan praised Gosling's uplifting presence. SOUNDBITE: Saoirse Ronan, Actress, saying (English) "I think because of the way Ryan work, as well, he is so fresh, so fresh, and so kind of full of energy, that it really motivated us to. So it was the best, it was so much fun." Gosling, best known for his roles in "the Notebook" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" wrote, directed and produced the film, which was shot in Detroit, Michigan. "Lost River" will be released in the U.S. on April 10.