David Knight - 26th Jan 2012

Filmmaker/artist Maximilla Lukacs brought the Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit - the sisters Johanna and Clara Söderberg - to the perfect place to shoot the video for Emmylou, the sisters' homage to Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons: The Joshua Tree National Park.

And not only is Joshua Tree a very special place in Gram Parsons lore - it was a place he loved, it was where he died and was buried - to add to the sense of occasion, the shoot took place on Gram's birthday...

"Joshua Tree was a sacred place for Gram Parsons as it has been for me," says Maximilla. "To be able to film this in the park on his birthday was such an honor. The video itself is an act of magic, a ceremony, a connection with the ghosts of the past. 

"Driving into that park at daybreak with the beautifully haunting sound of Johanna and Klara singing a Gram song a cappella in the car still gives me goosebumps to think about. I hope that Gram was smiling. I think he was."

PRO Credits


DirectorMaximilla Lukacs
Director's RepresentationSomesuch
Director of PhotographyDave Mcfarland
StylistMiss Kk
Make-upBethany Mccarty
1st ADTodd Weaver
2nd ADAndrew Tonkery
SteadicamLuke Rochelo
ProducerWes Olson For Connect The Dots Inc
EditorMaximilla Lukacs
Special ThanksJoshua Tree N

David Knight - 26th Jan 2012

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