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Convince Taylor Swift to Hire John Haley to Direct the "Getaway Car" Music Video

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Hi. I'm a film major at the University of Notre Dame, and I absolutely love Taylor Swift. Her music amazes me—namely, her ability to tell an entire story within a 3-4 minute song. Taylor's most recent album, reputation, is the latest entry in a decade-long music saga: 15 beautiful songs forming a larger narrative from which Taylor (hopefully) doesn't want to be excluded. I can't imagine anything more incredible than merging my love for filmmaking and my love for Taylor Swift by directing and filming one of her music videos from her album reputation.

Taylor Swift has a regular music video director in the form of Joseph Kahn—and he's incredible. From the mansion breakdown of "Blank Space" to the meta "movie within a movie" quality of "Wildest Dreams," Mr. Kahn has molded Taylor's songs into worthy visual counterparts. On reputation, he has already continued his fantastic work with "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready For It?" I don't want Mr. Kahn to step aside—but, with the oncoming tide of reputation singles demanding videos, I could see why he might want a break. 

Here's my proposal for Ms. Swift and Mr. Kahn: Give me a shot directing the "Getaway Car" music video. Of all of the songs on reputation, "Getaway Car" hits me the most: a sprawling, heart-thumping epic of love or lack thereof, the in-betweens of break-ups and start-ups and the messiness of beginning a new relationship without giving oneself room to breathe. I already have some ideas—from the getaway car to the motel bar—and I just needed a reason. Or, rather, their permission. Here's where you, the community, come in: With your help and signatures, I think there's a chance of making this happen. In Getaway Car, Taylor sings of her newfound relationship: "We never had a shot-gun shot in the dark," but, I think we've got a shot.

X marks the spot. Thank you for your consideration.


John Haley


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