“If you want to be my saviour, then you’re gonna have to learn how to sing…“
More from the brilliant minds of both singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon – as I’ve noted on several occasions, a personal hero of mine – and director Natalie van der Dungen, who has worked with Daz on most of his videos, including the adorable All These Things. Now, they have teamed up for an ambitious project that sees Darren give a bit of proper acting a go, as well as a couple of professionals popping in – Play School presenter and all-round top bloke Rhys Muldoon and Jessica Tovey, who played Aden’s wife on Home and Away. Yes, I probably am remembering them for their most trivial roles, but shut up!
Anyway, there’s some beautiful storytelling here, as well as some cute cameos – Bob Ellis turns up to give a “you bastards!” growl, playing the role of a security guard. I don’t want to give away what happens, but I can tell you that it involves hospitals and an ancient drive-in cinema from around 1984. Darren and his mates were the first people to be allowed in after so many years, and it’s incredibly good fortune that they were able to do so. This is already one of my favourite vids of 2011, so I sure hope you enjoy it as much as I do! If you want to read a funny little blog about how the group came across the location, mosey on over to Darren’s site.