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Icelandic band FM Belfast recall the time the Daniels made them a free music video

14 March 2023, 10:26 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Iceland's FM Belfast band have recalled the time that Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka the Daniels, shot a free music video for the group's "Underwear" song.

On Sunday (12 March) night, Everything Everywhere All At Once won seven Oscars, and became the most awarded film of all time. The film, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka the Daniels, took home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Film Editing, and in light of the huge achievements, Icelandic band FM Belfast have congratulated the Daniels, who once made the band a free music video for their "Underwear" song.

FM Belfast wrote on Twitter, "On October 19, 2009, we received an email from a man who asked if he and his friend could make a video for us. We answered, saying yes, but we don't have any money.

"This was fine with them, and they offered to do it for free as this was their first project after finishing film school. We already had a perfectly good video for the song they selected (shot on the webcam of Árni's computer), but they insisted, and we finally agreed.

"Last night, the two of them won seven Oscars for their film Everything Everywhere All at Once! Congratulations, Daniels!"

In the Vulture piece, Scheinert said of getting Kwan on board to help create the "Underwear" video, "I made him help more and more until he was starring in it, co-directing it, editing it." He added, "We never thought we’d become these music-video directors,” Scheinert says. “We were like, 'Oh, I guess we’ll do another one. Oh, I guess we’re a duo. Oh, I guess we’re a duo that does music videos'."

Son Lux's Everything Everywhere All at Once song "This Is a Life" featuring Mitski and David Byrne was up for Best Original Song at this year's Oscars, but it was won by "Naatu Naatu" from RRR.

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