An out-of-control golfer takes terrific revenge on the rival who cheated her out of victory. Features “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend from their acclaimed new album, MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY.
- Behind the Scenes -
Starring Meg Allen, Aaron Bush, and Thomas Gill
Director, Editor, Cinematographer // Cooper Vacheron
Producer // Brendan Thomas
Production Designer, Cam-op, Set photographer // Kathleen Lydon
Assistant Camera // Sam Plasmati
Thugs // Nick Adair, Tyler Appel, Corey Field, Christian Lyman, Kevin Scollins, Patrick Thomas, Griffin Vacheron
News Crew // Brendan Thomas, Sam Plasmati
Guests // Karen Appel, Ken Appel, Sara Bryant, Jacqueline Bailey, Paul Bloom, Sue Carle, Maggie Cavanaugh, Anne Crook, Lindsay Crook, Brenna Lincoln, Valerie Pepi, Kevin Powers, Kaileigh Riess, Connor Schultze, Katy Shea, Laila Smith, Kim Vacheron, Pete Vacheron, Shannon Wasilewski, Sierra Wilbar
Thanks // Fogerty’s Towing & Auto Salvage, Foxborough Country Club, Foxborough Fire Department, Foxborough Recreation Department, New England Golf Cars, TPC Boston
Special Thanks // Ryan Blais, Jenn Chalmers, William Casbarra, Randy Fogerty, Debbie Giardino, Roger Hatfield, Bill Kass, Andrew Puntini, Jim Thomas, Sean Tierney
Additional Thanks // Anthony Fertitta, Thomas Fertitta, Elsie Helou, Maggie Janik, Marlon Kuzmick, Johnny Mitchell, Matt Pearce, Karen Thomas, Owen Vacheron, Brandon Wasserman, Mike Webber, Todd Whitehouse
About the project
Production on DIANE YOUNG began in May 2013.
The filmmakers aimed to create an exciting and quirky art-action film inspired by the rich musical and thematic content of “Diane Young”. They focused on honing their own personal style while drawing from the aesthetic of Vampire Weekend’s other music videos such as “Giving Up The Gun” and “Cousins”. The song’s contrasting sections, experimental production techniques, and fast-paced energy provided the filmmakers an opportunity to explore concise and efficient storytelling, exaggerated editing and performances, and small-scale stunts and special effects.
While the burning car is an intentional nod to the song’s initial YouTube stream, the film’s concept was developed prior to the release of Vampire Weekend’s official “Diane Young” music video, and as such, any other similarities are purely coincidental.