Steven Spielberg Directs First Music Video, for Marcus Mumford’s ‘Cannibal’

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Steven Spielberg has a new first in his 50-year-plus directing career — he’s directed a music video, using his smartphone, for Marcus Mumford’s first solo track, “Cannibal.”

Kate Capshaw may have some firsts on her resume, too: She acted as dolly grip and art director as well as producer for the single-take clip.

A photo included with the singer’s Instagram post shows Capshaw pushing Spielberg in an office chair as he holds up his iPhone, shooting the Mumford and Sons singer.

They are not the only celebrity names in the credits: Carey Mulligan is listed as responsible for costuming and sound.

In announcing the news on Instagram Mumford wrote, “On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone. Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip,” he added.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the people around me to bring this music to you, and I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude. When people get it, it blows my mind. Kate and Steven just got it, and I cannot thank them enough. Thank you Kate. Thank you Kristie. Thank you Steven.”


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Mumford included a list of the crew for the video, identifying himself as “Some Chancer Mug”:

Directed by
Steven Spielberg

Producer, Art Director and Dolly Grip
Kate Capshaw

Producer and BTS videographer
Kristie Macosko Krieger

Costumer and Sound
Carey Mulligan

Performed by
Some Chancer Mug

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