This clip was shot in Belgium for the American market (where Maurice Engelen's project was very big). There was no budget, and no direction at all. The female 'front'woman (not the real singer, but the live performer) showed up, made all sorts of demands and was quite difficult to work with. At a certain point she threatened to leave the shoot, so we encouraged her to do so...
We quickly organised a replacement girl, but she was dark-haired. So she put on a blonde wig to look more like 'the singer'. And yes, from that moment on we had fun...
The dancing people were shot on another day, where, as the day progressed, more and more strange people seemed to appear. So everybody put on strange clothes and danced... Amazing how all these people suddenly popped up, given the fact that mobiles weren't around at that time.
First the American client was super enthusiastic, then the edit had to adapted on 300 detailed points. We politely refused. I have seen another version on the internet (maybe the adapted 'American' one?), but this surely is the genuine director's cut...
Client: Play It Again, Sam (PIAS)
Production: Bohsten Moving Pictures
Producer: Peter Bostoen & Christoph Bohn
Production coordinator: Bavo Bostoen
Camera: Peter Bostoen
Female singer: body double named ?
Male singer: original group member (?)
Extra's: street casting & crew invitation
Soundsystem, background painter & artistic amplification: Willem Klewais
Make-up: Daphne Zwanenberg
Editor: Peter Bostoen - Jo Goossens
Co-directors: Christoph Bohn & Peter Bostoen
Shot on some Canon camera with then first-time shutter functionality (that's clear!)