Check Out Steven Spielberg's First Music Video—Shot on His Phone!

Marcus Mumford's "Cannibal" video, directed by Steven Spielberg Credit: YouTube
Steven Spielberg's first music video is here!

With such a storied career like Steven Spielberg's, it's a wonder he has never directed a music video—but hey, it's never too late. Spielberg set up in a high school gym on July 3 and directed Marcus Mumford's new music video, using just his cell phone and some help from friends.

Oh, and it's a oner as well! 

The news of the video dropped on social media this morning. 

Check out the music video from Marcus Mumford below. 

This is an interesting video and outing for Spielberg. It has to be the lowest budget project he's worked on since he was a kid, and there's real freedom here. Lots of exciting moves in the one, and I love the visuals of such an intimate portrait. Also, the idea of Spielberg shooting on a phone and challenging himself on a small scale also shows that no matter how much success you have, it's always fun to experiment. 

Full cast and crew for Cannibal

  • Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Producer, Art Director, and Dolly Grip: Kate Capshaw
  • Producer and BTS videographer: Kristie Macosko Krieger
  • Costumer and Sound: Carey Mulligan

Let us know what you think in the comments.      

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If it's good enough for Spielberg it's good enough for you! - you have until August 15 to create and submit a short film for this year's Single-Take Challenge. Details here: FilmFreeway.com/SingleTakeChallenge

July 18, 2022 at 12:34PM, Edited July 18, 12:34PM

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Mark Troy
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The video sucks dude

July 18, 2022 at 6:44PM, Edited July 18, 6:44PM

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geoff webb
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does it? ... or is it you that sucks? .... if you geoff have a better reel ... put it out there ... i suspect you are just another loser

July 18, 2022 at 9:40PM, Edited July 18, 9:40PM

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No, this video is uninspired garbage. If someone showed it to you without mentioning Spielberg, you'd think it was, at best, a high school student's work. Why are you defending this?

July 19, 2022 at 11:20AM

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If this would've been shot by an unknown filmmaker out there, most of us would've thought that he is an amateur filmmaker. But if Spielberg does it, it's art. I don't think it's art. Actually, it is pretty bad. Casting shadows on the performer's face, camera movement not in sync with the beats, ugly zooms without clear intention. This just goes on to show us how extremely talented the people behind famous movie directors are.

July 19, 2022 at 12:30AM, Edited July 19, 12:30AM

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Andrei Cosmin
Director
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absolute garbage

July 20, 2022 at 11:35AM, Edited July 20, 11:35AM

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Matteo Bava
Video Producer & Marketing Manager
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Man, a lot of these comments from people not even on Speilberg's level of success. Talking about hating from outside the club.

July 22, 2022 at 6:41AM, Edited July 22, 6:41AM

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Nicholas Ortiz
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