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God Came 'Round

Down on his luck flower seller Sandeep pines to make a connection with the girl of his dreams.

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I was excited to receive an advance copy of Trever Veilleux’s album Professor T and the East Side Shredders just prior to a flight home to Philadelphia. I’ve known Trever since 2001, after watching his band, Technical Difficulties, perform an impressive gig in Hawaii. I introduced myself, and many music videos, films and adventures later, it’s a collaboration that continues to inspire me. Listening to the album uninterrupted on the flight I found it to be a brilliant sweeping journey through an array of musical genres. The track God Came ‘Round spawned an instant vision for a music video. Inventive lyrics involving aliens, ghosts and leprechauns encapsulated many of the paranormal elements I find fascinating and are commonplace in my creations.
Deep Roy came to mind straight away because I knew he had the range to play multiple characters. Deep is a good friend that I met in 2001 on Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. We last collaborated in 2012 on the featurette The Ballad of Sandeep. Considering Deep has appeared in Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and was all 165 Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I knew he was the man for the job. The day after I conceived the idea, Deep coincidentally emailed to let me know he would be in London for the summer. I asked if he would be up for being in the film and he responded with an immediate yes. I thought it made perfect sense to have Aiko Horiuchi play the female lead, seeing as I met her through Trever’s band when they played the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premiere in 2005. (Aiko played the Tokyo Candy Shopkeeper and went on to play the terrifying Kayako in The Grudge 3.) Let’s just say I couldn't miss the opportunity to tell an unrequited love story between an Oompa Loompa and the Grudge.
I owe Deep an enormous amount of gratitude for being game for anything I threw at him or threw up on him. A big thanks to Trever Veilleux for creating such a poetic song within a fantastic album. I hope you enjoy!

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