Spike Jonze directed music video for "Moon River" is forthcoming
It appears that there is a music video for Frank Ocean’s Valentine’s Day single “Moon River” in the works. According to a CV by cinematographer Darren Lew, the video was directed by Spike Jonze and is “coming soon.”
Besides credits on popular Netflix series such as Bloodline and Maniac, Lew has provided work on music videos for a number of superstars such as David Bowie, Madonna, Beyonce, Phoenix, and Miley Cyrus.
UPDATE: Darren Lew has removed all information regarding the video from his website. We’ve received word that a fan impersonating a member of Frank’s management asked him to take it down. Lew promptly complied to this request, removing the information at 5:30pm PST.
It was also discovered that the abandoned boat (Pearl Faith) in the thumbnail is located in Plumb Beach, Brooklyn. Some arial footage of the vessel can be found here with more photos below. It appears that a majority of the images found online were shot between January and April.
We compared the rate of erosion and displacement of sand around the boat with weather records during its stay on the beach. Considering these factors, the still was taken somewhere between March 9 and April 11. The most likely dates by snowfall were the 13th, 21st, and 30th.
Looking at Darren Lew’s travel history, he was in Mexico on the 13th until at least the 15th. He can be, however, placed in Brooklyn on the 31st.