Mumford & Sons have brought in a comedy team to provide a satirical take on the band in their most recent music video, “Hopeless Wanderer”. The music video opens with strategically misleading shots of what we presume to be the quartet performing in a pastoral field, before the camera slowly reveals comedians Jason Sudekis, Ed Helms, Will Forte and Jason Bateman standing in for the English folk-rockers. A slapstick impersonation unfolds satirizing everything from Mumford & Sons’ signature Dust Bowl aesthetic to their passionate, multi-instrumental playing style. Shots include a rowboat serenade, a four-way cry-fest, bearded make-outs, and a rollicking banjo solo. The light-hearted video proves that however old-fashioned the Englishmen may be in style, Mumford & Sons is game for a taste of modern American comedy.
Filming was shot by director Sam Jones via Black Dog Films with director of photography Eric Schmidt, editor Chetin Chabuk, executive producer Coleen Haynes, producer Christian Nurse, and Island Records /Universal Music Group music video commissioner Mike Mooney.
Colorist was Mike Pethel at Company 3.