Steven Spielberg Directed His First Music Video for Marcus Mumford

Written by on July 18, 2022

Marcus Mumford‘s debut solo track, “Cannibal,” got some very exclusive treatment for his new video. How exclusive? Well, he enlisted none other than Steven Spielberg. This is a first for the Academy Award-winning career: this was the first music video he’s ever directed.


Shot only on an iPhone, the video was created by only four people, who Mumford credited on his Instagram. Spielberg’s wife, Kate Capshaw, was the video’s co-producer, art director, and dolly grip, while The Great Gatsby actress (and Mumford’s wife) Carey Mulligan took on its costuming and sound. Kristie Macosko Krieger was a producer and the videographer of its behind-the-scenes. Mumford then identified himself as “some chancer mug” as the track’s performer.

“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,” Mumford wrote of the video on Instagram.

“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.”

Marcus Mumford’s full-length debut solo release, (Self-titled), arrives on Sept. 16. Brandi Carlie, Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo are a few of the album’s vocal contributors.

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