Pharrell Teams With Edgar Wright For “Gust Of Wind” Video

This isn’t the Edgar Wright movie you were looking for, but it’s all you’re apt to get for a while.

Pharrell enlisted the renowned Shaun of the DeadScott Pilgrim, and NOT Ant-Man director for his latest music video. It won’t blow you away with clever quick cutting or mind-blowing imagination, but it’s certainly a gorgeous video with some neat ideas.

Pharrell is outfitted in a big hat, naturally, and he’s surrounded by beautiful dancers throughout. Wright’s representation of Daft Punk takes a page from Easter Island, and the framing of Pharrell with hand claps is a most playful and surprisingly disarming move.

This is Wright’s first music video since 2005. He went into more depth into his history with the medium on his blog:

I directed a few music videos between ‘A Fistful Of Fingers’ in 1995 and ‘Spaced’ in 1999. There were three for a band called ‘Ruth’ that I can’t seem to find online. And another one for The High Llamas for ‘Nomads’ that I directed when I was 22 and didn’t really know what the hell I was doing.

After ‘Spaced’ was finished in 2001, I directed a few more music videos while writing and developing ‘Shaun Of The Dead’. It was a funny period for music videos as the budgets were plummeting because of file sharing. Interestingly each of these videos had a lower budget than the last. That meant a lot of favours pulled in every department. Still, the best thing about doing them is to try out new techniques.

Per Germain Lussier at /Film, Wright as attached to three feature-length films: “something with Simon Pegg, Grasshopper Jungle, and Baby Driver,” with Lussier projecting Baby Driver as the likely first arriver.

Tyler Hanan
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