Video Archives: After Hours ~ The Bluetones – dir. Edgar Wright (2002)

This was my second video for those lovely Bluetones boys (the first being Keep The Home Fires Burning) and is still one of my favourite things I’ve ever done. The Bugsy Malone homage came about because I remarked how Mark Morriss’ amazing song had a Paul Williams flavour.

The video is comprised (mostly) of one single shot, of which we did 9 takes. Choreography was by Litza Bixler, who also did the Don’t Stop Me Now sequence in Shaun Of The Dead.

Love this song.

  • Missy

    who were the kids acting in it?

  • Missy

    who were the kids acting in it?

  • Steadicam. 9 takes in all! 8th take used.

  • ben hector

    did you use a steadicam for this or is it some kind of crane on a dolly?

  • FairyGodmoose

    Totally adorable. X3

  • FairyGodmoose

    Totally adorable. X3

  • This video is brilliant and one hell of a steady cam shot. How many takes did it take to get it perfect?

    • Forget my question you answered it already. I need to learn to read English better.

  • This video is brilliant and one hell of a steady cam shot. How many takes did it take to get it perfect?

    • Forget my question you answered it already. I need to learn to read English better.

  • That was awesome! Looks like it was a tonne of fun to film, even with the technical difficulties inherent in doing everything in basically one shot.

  • That was awesome! Looks like it was a tonne of fun to film, even with the technical difficulties inherent in doing everything in basically one shot.

  • Sarah

    I love everything about this video. The song is one of my all time favourites and I’m a huge Bluetones fan. It really couldn’t get much better. I’d also like to add that I very much enjoy listening to your commentaries on The Bluetones Blue Movies DVD. 😀

  • Sarah

    I love everything about this video. The song is one of my all time favourites and I’m a huge Bluetones fan. It really couldn’t get much better. I’d also like to add that I very much enjoy listening to your commentaries on The Bluetones Blue Movies DVD. 😀

  • Nadine

    What a great group of kids. It’s nice being able to see a performance like that – very well executed, and well captured. I wonder where they are now?

  • Nadine

    What a great group of kids. It’s nice being able to see a performance like that – very well executed, and well captured. I wonder where they are now?

  • Dylan 37

    I like the idea of a bar full of kids all acting like adults and drinking milk. And it’s a great song to.

  • Dylan 37

    I like the idea of a bar full of kids all acting like adults and drinking milk. And it’s a great song to.

  • amazing Bugsy Malone homage.

    The reference to Bugsy sparked my interest in the movie which I watched and loved.

    I was going through the old posters at the art theater in my home town and found a pristine Bugsy Malone poster for $5 dollars. I had to get it.

  • amazing Bugsy Malone homage.

    The reference to Bugsy sparked my interest in the movie which I watched and loved.

    I was going through the old posters at the art theater in my home town and found a pristine Bugsy Malone poster for $5 dollars. I had to get it.

  • kimba2488

    Can I just say, that I hate how itunes US has a completely different selection from itunes UK. I can’t get this song or Bastardo. Grr…

    • You can buy from I Tunes UK you know. Or go to Miss Hatherley’s or the Bluetones website.

      • kimba2488

        Ah! I tunes UK doesn’t like my US billing address. Damn you inferior US dollar. Sigh…I will just have to order Grey Will Fade off of Amazon. On the bright side- get a great cd and perhaps a chance that a cute amazon delivery boy will take a subspace highway shortcut through my head.

        Thank you for your help in guiding me on my musical journey, Edgar!

  • kimba2488

    Can I just say, that I hate how itunes US has a completely different selection from itunes UK. I can’t get this song or Bastardo. Grr…

    • You can buy from I Tunes UK you know. Or go to Miss Hatherley’s or the Bluetones website.

      • kimba2488

        Ah! I tunes UK doesn’t like my US billing address. Damn you inferior US dollar. Sigh…I will just have to order Grey Will Fade off of Amazon. On the bright side- get a great cd and perhaps a chance that a cute amazon delivery boy will take a subspace highway shortcut through my head.

        Thank you for your help in guiding me on my musical journey, Edgar!

  • Amber G

    The First time i watched this video… I didn’t realize you directed it .. I thought it was so different ..and the ending is fantastic .. Great song too

  • AmberGrindstaff

    The First time i watched this video… I didn’t realize you directed it .. I thought it was so different ..and the ending is fantastic .. Great song too

  • Nick W

    loved the ending lol

  • Nick W

    loved the ending lol