Video Archives: Bastardo ~ Charlotte Hatherley – dir. Edgar Wright (2005)

Here’s the last video I directed for Charlotte Hatherley and indeed my last music video to date!*

Again it comes from her magnificent GREY WILL FADE album (look for her amazing third album later this year) and it features a star studded cast of David Walliams, Simon Pegg, Lucy Davis, Lauren Laverne, Alice Lowe and Julia Davis.

This video cost 6K and was the result of a lot of hard work and pulled favours. It took so long to complete that it still exhausts me to watch. But there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this rapid fire clip and I’m very proud of what we managed to achieve.

Enjoy!

*Some of my early, early pre Spaced music videos included clips for Ruth and The High Llamas. I will try and unearth these sometime, along with other nascent efforts.

  • FairyGodmoose

    BRILLIANT music video. There are no words as of yet in the English language to adequately describe how cool the style is. Just one little problem: the thought of David Walliams as a Latin dreamboat caused so much cognitive dissonance that I was thrown into a giggle fit for most of the video. Ah, well. Great work, as always!

  • FairyGodmoose

    BRILLIANT music video. There are no words as of yet in the English language to adequately describe how cool the style is. Just one little problem: the thought of David Walliams as a Latin dreamboat caused so much cognitive dissonance that I was thrown into a giggle fit for most of the video. Ah, well. Great work, as always!

  • I read more Bunty and Judy annuals as a kid than any boy should. I shouldn’t have immediately recognized so many of the tropes in the video.

  • I read more Bunty and Judy annuals as a kid than any boy should. I shouldn’t have immediately recognized so many of the tropes in the video.

  • This is my favorite of all the videos. I laugh when i see Simon singing “Gone back to Mexico”. I cant even imagine the work it took to make this. Superb!

  • This is my favorite of all the videos. I laugh when i see Simon singing “Gone back to Mexico”. I cant even imagine the work it took to make this. Superb!

  • Jenn

    I have always loved this video!! Plus love Charlotte’s tunes!! Thanks for all the video posts!! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn

    I have always loved this video!! Plus love Charlotte’s tunes!! Thanks for all the video posts!! πŸ™‚

  • Breanne

    Thanks for the surge of video archives. They are all great! Looking forward to the nascent efforts appearing one day …

  • Breanne

    Thanks for the surge of video archives. They are all great! Looking forward to the nascent efforts appearing one day …

  • pieface

    great song, and great video. doesn’t 2005 seem like a lifetime ago!

    lauren laverne is a legend – she gave parenting advice to soon to be father mark watson, over the phone in the middle of the night at his show.

    yes any old stuff would be fascinating – the nascent-ier the better!

  • pieface

    great song, and great video. doesn’t 2005 seem like a lifetime ago!

    lauren laverne is a legend – she gave parenting advice to soon to be father mark watson, over the phone in the middle of the night at his show.

    yes any old stuff would be fascinating – the nascent-ier the better!

  • Jay

    There’s currently a pitcher on the Philadelphia Phillies named Antonio Bastardo, and obviously this should be his theme song when he enters a game.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=30105

  • Jay

    There’s currently a pitcher on the Philadelphia Phillies named Antonio Bastardo, and obviously this should be his theme song when he enters a game.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=30105

  • Amber G

    You did a Superb Job Edgar!

    Its my favorite track from Grey Wil Fade

  • AmberGrindstaff

    You did a Superb Job Edgar!

    Its my favorite track from Grey Wil Fade

  • Kyle.

    Didn’t Bryan O’Malley originally do some animation for this video?

    It all makes sense now!

    Or was that another Charlotte video?

  • Kyle.

    Didn’t Bryan O’Malley originally do some animation for this video?

    It all makes sense now!

    Or was that another Charlotte video?

  • Beck

    Cool video! Great job. And Walliams looks awesome πŸ˜›

  • Beck

    Cool video! Great job. And Walliams looks awesome πŸ˜›