The skate-boys hit their local piñata store to mess around, have some fun - and romance the cashier-girl.
Paul McCartney 'Early Days' by Vincent Haycock
Sir Paul's reflections on the start of his relationship with John Lennon gets a thankfully non-literal but parallel interpretation by Vincent Haycock in the video for Early Days.
It captures the energy, excitement and vibrant creativity of a group of kids getting together to play music and becoming a band. The era is also the same as when McCartney met Lennon - the mid to late 1950s. But Haycock has transposed the story of the origin of The Beatles to the cradle of rock 'n roll, in the Mississippi Delta, where the director spent a month scouting locations.
He directed the performance element with McCartney in Los Angeles, where Sir Paul jammed with a group of veteran blues musicians including Del Atkins, Roy Gaines and Lil' Poochie - plus his pal Johnny Depp, appearing (very briefly) in his third Macca video. But its certainly the dramatic element, beautifully photographed by Evan Prosofsky, that resonates.
“It's a memory song for me, about me and John in the early days," McCartney said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "But Vince came up with this great idea: Instead of having young lookalikes of me and John walking the streets of Liverpool, guitars slung over our backs, and literally acting out the song, what if it was any two aspiring musicians? I thought that was such a cool idea."
“Their (Paul & John’s) story at its core is a universal one, two young kids who bond over their passion for music and form a band and friendship. This video is about them, and every band, and every kid who has suffered the ups and downs of starting a band, whether or not they became successful.
"The universality of their story was a big inspiration of setting the film in Mississippi during the 50s. This is a time period that inspired The Beatles – American Rock and Roll and the Mississippi Delta Blues of the 50s. Early Days is about the spirit and inspiration young musicians find in each other."
|Production designer||Josiah Bultema|
|Director of Photography||Evan Prosofsky|
|Production designer||Jay Hougaard|
|Casting director||Carmela Makela|
|Casting||Lisa Roth @ HMH Casting|
|Casting||Laurel Coyle @ The Cast Station|
|Production Company||Park Pictures|
|Production Coordinator||Geoff Walker|
|Grade Producer||Jordan Freedman|
|Editing company||Whitehouse Post|
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