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The video for this Phoenix Foundation single features Bret McKenzie excavating a deep hole, in a landscape that evokes the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (although Loren Taylor's video was actually shot in a clearing close to Wellington's wind turbine). The band turns up to watch, and the man finds eye-opening liberation from his toil. Vocalist Samuel Flynn Scott credited inspiration for the song to musician Lawrence Arabia’s recipe for satisfaction: ditching dreams of success, in order to enjoy making music. The result was a finalist for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll. 

Key Cast & Crew

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Bret McKenzie

Actor

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Tammy Williams

Camera

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Loren Taylor

Director, Writer

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Georgina Conder

Producer

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Kate Mulligan

Producer

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Erik Winquist

Visual Effects

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