What was the hardest visual or prop to get? Did you have to give up on any names?
The ferry. The landscape section was initially going to be a mini set, so all the outdoor scenes would be in miniature and the camera would pan around. After a rethink, I thought we should just go out and find these things for real instead, which would seem a ridiculous move to have so many location shoots for one video. We drove around the southeast from London, to Rochester, to Ramsgate looking for a hill, a cave, a church next to a bridge, but sadly we missed the ferry. So John had to go back out and hunt that ferry the next day, I think that shot is one of my favourites though.
Ann Diamond, Victoria Wood, Andy Crane, Peter Hook, Michael/Zoe Ball, Sarah Green, Roy Chubby Brown, all didn’t make the cut either. A lot of names were kicked out because they were too British and no one would know them outside the UK. I spent a lot of time asking international friends "Do you know who so-and-so is?” Nicolas Cage was added in though, as there just happened to be a cage in that set.