The idea was inspired by the chance meeting in 1957 that would change Paul, John, George, and Ringo‘s lives forever,’ explains LA director Vincent Haycock.
The proposal Vincent wrote for ‘Early Days’ simply begins, ‘This film is a poetic homage to the legendary beginnings of Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s relationship.’
Expanding on his idea Vincent says,’Their story at its core is a universal one, two young kids who bond over their passion for music and form a band and friendship. This video is about them, and every band, and every kid who has suffered the ups and downs of starting a band, whether or not they became successful. The universality of their story was a big inspiration of setting the film in Mississippi during the 50s. This is a time period that inspired The Beatles ‘ American Rock and Roll and the Mississippi Delta Blues of the 50s. Early Days is about the spirit and inspiration young musicians find in each other.’
Vincent has a CV that includes an Emmy nomination in 2004 for designing and directing the main title sequence for the TV shot Nip/Tuck. Since then he’s gone on to work on music videos for artists such as Florence + The Machine, Cheryl Cole and Spiritualized. He has established a unique freeform docudrama-style music promo and in 2012 he won a MTV VMA for Best EDM video for the track ‘Feel So Close’ by British DJ/producer Calvin Harris.
Talking about how he came to be working with Paul he recalls, ‘I sent over a written treatment and then spoke with Paul about it and it developed from there. Paul generously shared some old stories with me that inspired many of the scenes in the video.’
Source: Music News