Arcade Fire to release short film ‘Money + Love’
Arcade Fire have over the last few days teased something called ‘Money + Love’. Today everything was revealed.‘Money + Love’ is a short film, directed by David Wilson, who also directed the band’s ‘We Exist’ video in 2014. The ‘Money + Love’ title is referencing the back to back Everything Now songs ‘Put Your Money on Me’ and ‘We Don’t Deserve Love’. The short film comes out on Thursday, March 15th. It stars the band and Toni Collette. I guess that helps to explain this photo from last year. Quotes and stuff from the people involved in the press release below the trailer.
ARCADE FIRE PRESENTS
“MONEY + LOVE”
A FILM BY DAVID WILSON
STARRING ARCADE FIRE & TONI COLLETTE
NEW TEASER LIVE NOW AT https://youtu.be/jdQXK2kfWek
Everything Now is proud to present a more in depth advance look at “Money + Love,” a double video directed by David Wilson, written by David Wilson and Arcade Fire, and starring Arcade Fire and Toni Collette.
“Money + Love” will be released March 15. The new teaser is now live at https://youtu.be/jdQXK2kfWek.
“Money + Love” opens in the aftermath of Arcade Fire’s 360-degree deal with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now, and features a narrative that unfolds over the course of full performances of “Put Your Money on Me” and “We Don’t Deserve Love” from the GRAMMY-nominated global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia).
Win Butler commented on the ambitious scope of the two-song short film, “The concept of a double video really appealed to us, we’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides… and these songs seemed perfect together. David has been a great collaborator for us since Reflektor and we were finally able to work with Toni whom we’d been wanting to work with for some time”.
Director/co-writer David Wilson added, “The ambition and scale of the piece was huge from the outset. I adore working with Arcade Fire – reacting to their vision and scale is a beautiful thing to creatively respond to. The belief and trust in me from the band made this one of the best experiences of my career. It’s an as-close-to-perfect collaboration that I can think of with me and Win hitting emails backwards and forwards continually over the formation of the script. The connection, communication and enthusiasm from the band on the multiple shoot days led to an extremely tight bond. I’m super excited for this to be out in the world.”
Toni Collette said of her role, “Arcade Fire is one of my all time favorite bands. I was blown away when they asked me to be part of their video. It was a total pleasure acting with them and an even greater pleasure getting to know them. They continue to inspire and I continue to admire. I mean, who gets to do that? I am so lucky!”