Following its premiere earlier on Friday (November 12) at Manhattan’s AMC 13 Lincoln Square cinema, Taylor Swift has shared the short film accompanying ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’, which appears on the re-recorded version of Red. Swift wrote and directed the short film, which stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien and was shot on 35 mm film by cinematographer Rina Yang. Watch it below.
Appearing on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Swift explained that she wrote the 10-minute version of ‘All Too Well’ during rehearsals for her Speak Now tour. “I showed up for rehearsals, and I was really upset and sad, and everybody could tell,” she said. “It was really not fun to be around me that day. And so I started playing guitar and just kind of playing the same four chords over and over again, and the band sort of joined in, and I started ad-libbing what I was going through and what I was feeling, and it went on. The song kept building and building and building in intensity, and the song just went on for about, you know, 10 to 15 minutes of us doing this.”
Speaking about the short film in an interview with Seth Meyers, Swift said, “I like working with friends or people who I think would be excited about working with me. I’ve never made a short film before. I needed to reach out to people who would maybe believe that I was capable with it. I’m just blown away by what [Sink and O’Brien] did – they went out and left it all on the field.”
She also told Fallon of working with Sink and O’Brien, “There is one very tense scene between the two of them. They were so electric and improv-ing a lot of what they were doing that we just couldn’t take the camera off them, we couldn’t cut, we couldn’t edit. So there’s a very long one-take one-camera shot that lasts for a very long time, and when you’re watching it you don’t note that you don’t realize that because they are so magnetic.”
Red (Taylor’s Version) arrived on Friday, marking Swift’s second re-recorded album following April’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version). The 30-track project includes nine previously unreleased ‘From the Vault’ tracks as well as collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, and Ed Sheeran.
Swift will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this week on Saturday, November 13, alongside guest host Jonathan Majors.