Mumford and Sons’ lead singer Marcus Mumford has taken on a solo career and, for his first music video, he’s enlisted none other than Steven Spielberg to direct. Not only is this Spielberg’s first-ever music video, he also shot it on an Apple iPhone.
Amelia Bamsey for Creative Bloq:
Marcus Mumford has released his new single Cannibal, accompanied by a very special music video. Shot in a school gymnasium in New York, the moody monochrome piece is Speilberg’s music video directorial debut, and unbelievably it was filled in one 3-minute take. On an iPhone.
The music video ended up being a family affair, with Spielberg directing the video and his wife, Kate Capshaw, acting as producer, art director and dolly grip. And while we’re used to big-budget special effects from Spielberg, this music video is fairly humble in comparison.
Mumford shared a behind-the-scenes pic of the fluid vid in the creation giving us insight into how it was shot. And it looks like they had a lot of fun – Spielberg was being pulled along by Capshaw in a wheeled chair.
On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone. Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip. pic.twitter.com/9KUvONG4u3
— Marcus Mumford (@marcusmumford) July 18, 2022
Olivia Craighead for Gawker:
This does seem like a random pairing at first, but if you think about it for two seconds it will make sense.
Mumford is married to famous actress/his childhood penpal Carey Mulligan. Carey Mulligan is starring in Gawker’s most-anticipated film, Maestro (she plays Maestro’s wife). Spielberg is producing Maestro. Apparently they all hit it off, and a few weeks ago they got together in a high school gym and Spielberg shot this on his iPhone.